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May 12, 2004
Water temperature and salinity statistics were renewed.
Restatistics was implemented using the data up to the end of 2003 held by JODC.
Mean water temperature, max value, min value and standard deviation regarding the fixed layer depth range of every month separating the global are shown in 1 degree grid.
May 12, 2004
May 12, 2004
Hourly sea level height data was added to the tide data.

  • Development of Hokkaido : MATSUMAE, TOKACHI, KUTSUGATA, RUMOI, TOMAKOMAINISHI, IWANAI, OTARU, ESASHI, ISHIKARI, TOMAKOMAIHIGASHI 1997-2003
  • KANTO, HOKURIKU and KYUSYU Reigional Development bureau : KASHIMA, NIIGATANISHI, KANAZAWA, NANAO, FUSHIKITOYAMA, MIYAZAKI, SHIBUSHI 2001-2003
  • Port and Airport Reaserch Institute : KURIHAMA 2001-2002
  • JAPAN COAST GUARD : MONBETSU, OMINATO, KAMAISHI, YOKOSUKA, KOZUSHIMA, MIYAKESHIMA, HACHIJYOSHIMA, MINAMIIZU, KURE, HIROSHIMA, TOKUYAMA, MOJI, SASEBO, NAZE, IZUHARA, MAIZURU, YOKOHAMASHINKO 1947-1964
Jan. 20, 2004
Hourly sea level height data (JMA, JCG) was added to the tide data.

  • Tide stations of JMA, 2002
  • Tide stations of JCG, 2003
Jan. 20, 2004
Data below was added to the current data.

  • JCG (regional patrol boat), 2002, ADCP data
Jan. 13, 2004
Data below was added to the data of various layer depth range observation, CTD, BT.

  • Ocean Research Institute, TOKYO University [HAKUHO-maru], MARIANA Trench CTD data
  • TOHOKU University [OGASAWARA-maru] and [MIYAGI-maru], 2003, XBT data
  • Japan Coast Guard, 2002-2003, XBT data
  • 42nd JARE, 2001, Antarctic Observation data
  • Former Japanese Navy Hydrographic Department, Observation data.
Dec. 22, 2003
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Sep. 10, 2003
J-DOSS data has become possible to provide in ODV spreadsheet and NetCDF format. JODC has been providing data in the standard format named the FETI (Format Exchange Translation for Integration) in the past, in order to meet the request of the user (visualization of data and easiness, etc) JODC has now started to provide data in the [ODV spreadsheet] and the [NetCDF format].

  • ODV spreadsheet : This is a data format corresponding to ODV. As each data item is separated in tab, it is possible to incorporate it into Excal.
    * ODV stands for [Ocean Data View] and is the visualization software developed by Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany.
  • NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) : This is an interface for array-oriented data access developed by the unidata Program Center in United States.

In addition, in the provision by the ODV spreadsheet, there is aproblem in which information being provided with FETI is missed. As some defective points remain in the ODV spreadsheet and NetCDF file, we would appreciate to receiving your opinions and requests, etc to jodc@jodc.go.jp.
July 31, 2003
New data items were added to NEAR-GOOS RDMDB.

  • NOWPHAS data : Nationwide Coastal Sea Wave Observation Data observed by the Port and Engineering Institute Infrastructure, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and its related agencies and analysed intensively at the Ports and Harbours Engineering Institute.
July 31, 2003
Renewal of an attribute information of tide data.
The attribute information of the past sea level data (hourly sea level height) has been posted by the calendar year but this has been reviewed by the tide station and renewed so that the change of observation standard surface of every station and the history of observation instruments can be found.
Mar. 25, 2003
Data below was added to the data of various layer depth range observation, etc.

  • Maritime Self Defense Force, 1995-2001, BT data
  • JMA, deletion of error data and replacement of data
Feb. 12, 2003
Data was added to the marine organism.
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, 1951-1990, Marine organism data
May 02, 2003
Data below was added to the data of various layer depth range observation, CTD, BT, etc.

  • Hokkaido University [OSHORO-maru], 2002, XBT data
  • Tohoku University [MIYAGI-maru], 2000-2002, XBT data
  • Tohoku University [OGASAWARA-maru], 2002, XBT data
  • JMA, 2001, XBT data, DBT data, CTD data
  • JCG (HQ survey vessel), 2001-2002, XBT data
  • JCG (regional patrol boat), 1996-2002, XBT data