Choose a data format

The entire WOCE Global Data Set has been put into netCDF format. We are aware, however, that users who are unfamiliar with netCDF or who lack software to deal with it, may find the netCDF format more a deterrent than an aid to effective use of the data. Our solution to this problem has been to provide here two complete current meter data sets: one in netCDF, the other with OSU's "Stranger" format. The Stranger format, like netCDF, is self-documenting but utilizes the familiar ASCII code. It is easily readable by both humans and computers, and can be imported to a spreadsheet; you may find it preferable to netCDF. We describe both formats elsewhere on this disk. Here you can choose a format for downloading the current meter records.

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