Integrated Search Tool allows a user to search the inventories
of the data found on the DVDs
(network Common Data Form) is an interface for array-oriented data
access and a freely-distributed collection of software libraries
for C, Fortran, C++, and perl that provide implementations of the
interface. The netCDF libraries define a machine-independent format
for representing scientific data. Together, the interface, libraries,
and format support the creation, access, and sharing of scientific
- A Java graphical netCDF file browser
(GNU zip) is a compression utility used to compress many of the
data (.zip, .gz) files. Its main advantages over compress
are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms.
It is available from http://www.gzip.org.
.tar and .tar.gz files on Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP you can use
programs such as PowerArchiver
6.1 (freeware), UltimateZip
(freeware), both included on this DVD, or Winzip
Acrobat Reader is required to read the PDF documents and
is available both online and on these DVDs.
A WWW browser
is required to read the WOCE Global Data Version 3.0. They
are available online at Netscape
WWW homepages. Netscape
Navigator for Win 95. 98, NT and 2000 and MAC
as well as Microsoft Internet
Explorer for Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and ME and MAC
are available on this DVD.
Atlas of WOCE Data" (eWOCE) (on DVD Disk #2) that allows
graphical display and interactive analysis of the data in many different
ways. With extensive interactive controls such as user-defined plot
configuration, zooming, auto-scaling, color adjustment, station/sample
selection, and automatic calculation of a large variety of derived
variables this electronic atlas complements and surpasses printed
atlases that are now in preparation.
incorporates software plus a database of global hydrography -- original
observations and fully interpolated, gridded climatologies. The
software permits users to create gridded climatologies -- on spatial
and temporal scales that are customized to their own research needs.
It also includes tools to explore and navigate these huge datasets.