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Ocean Current Data

Outline of Ocean Current Data

 This is the ocean current data obtained from the drift by vessels, observation by GEK and ADCP and ARGOS surface buoy displacement. In addition, the position of the ARGOS surface buoy is the observation position which becomes the middle value of the before and after the position. Temperature and salinity are data of sea water withdrawn with the intake method at the time of observation of ADCP, etc.

Data Source : Japanese Research institutes and several foreign oceanographic data center
Sea Area : The whole world centered on Japan
Period : 1854 - 2010
Data Volume (Ocean Current) : 8,952,418 points
Extracted Key : Country code, Observation institute code, Period, Ship code, Sea area (latitude and longitude), Project code

Data Item List
ID Item Name Observation Period Number of Observation Points
51 Ocean Current 1854 - 2010 8,952,418
01 Surface Temperature 1993 - 2008 38,142
02 Surface Salinity 1993 - 2008 5,485

Observation Equipment
ID Measuring Equipment Observation Period Number of Observation Points
CD Drift by Vessels 1854 - 1993 4,424,615
CA ADCP 1985 - 2010 4,260,644
CU GEK 1953 - 2008 193,806
CV ARGOS Drifting Buoy 1987 - 2000 73,353
BE Vessel Cooling Water 1993 - 1998 31,136
IT Intake Method 1993 - 2008 10,771