Argo world 

Ways to look at Argo data

Sometimes accessing and decoding Argo data files in NetCDF format can be difficult (see the beginner's guide to get started). One way to address this is to use alternate ways to view the Argo data such as through the Argo Google Earth layer. Each float, including inactive floats, can be clicked and a balloon pops up showing profile data from the float and various other information including the trajectory and links to directly access data.

Alternately, existant viewers like Ocean Data View (ODV) and Java Ocean Atlas (JOA) can read in Argo profile data.

Sometimes it is helpful to look at data not from a single profile, but from many profiles combined together over time. To address this, a couple of data viewers have been developed based on gridded Argo data. These viewers, listed below, include additional quality control work to choose high quality Argo data and can include other products like velocity, mixed layer depth (MLD), etc. While both of these viewers can be accessed and updated online, they are also both available on DVD so that places with limited internet access can still view Argo data.

Argo Data Viewers
Global Marine Argo Atlas
Data selection and visualization tool at Coriolis GDAC
Individual float data visualization at Coriolis GDAC
Indian Ocean Argo Data Viewing Application
North Atlantic Argo Regional Center's data mining tool