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Download profilesThese tar files each contain monthly files of the profile data with quality information.
Download objective analysesThese tar files contain objective analyses formed from the profile data for each month.
Download files that contain the factors needed to undo cold water tapering of XBT profilesThese tar files contain a factor (in the FACTORS variable) for each profile in the profiles files. If the factor for an XBT profile is not 1.0, simply multiply the depths by the factor to restore the depths to the Hanawa standard.
Most recent updateThe most recent data to be added were for December 2013.
DescriptionEN3_v2a is an update of previous versions of the EN3 dataset:
How to downloadUse the links on the left to download version 2a of the EN3 dataset a year at a time. Available for download are files containing profiles, files containing the objective analyses and files containing the multiplication factors needed to undo the cold water tapering that is performed when some XBT depth corrections were applied.
If you require the whole dataset one way to do this is to use wget. To do this download one of the files below (and edit it if not all files are required).
wget -i EN3_v2a_Profiles_download_list.txt
wget -i EN3_v2a_ObjectiveAnalyses_download_list.txt
wget -i EN3_v2a_CWTFactors_download_list.txt
Note: the above method was written for Linux systems but should also be applicable to other operating systems with wget installed.
Additional informationOther information that may be useful can be found below:
ReferencesGuinehut, S., C. Coatanoan, A.-L. Dhomps, P.-Y. Le Traon and G. Larnicol, 2009. On the use of satellite altimeter data in Argo quality control, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26, 395-402, DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHO648.1
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