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Mr. Sydney Levitus, DirectorTel: +1 301 713 3294
WDC for Oceanography

Fax: +1 301 713 3303
NOAA/NODC E/OC5E-mail: sydney.levitus@goaa.gov
1315 East-West Highway Home Page: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-dataexch/NODC-wdca.html
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282


Maintained by: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The WDC for Oceanography, Silver Springs is operated by, and collocated with, the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).

Summary of Data Held: A variety of oceanographic sets, collected during international projects and routine observational programs. Examples are:
International Geophysical Year: IGY and IGC oceanographic data 1957-1959.
International projects:
Data from the Tropical Atlantic (ICITA), Indian Ocean (IIOE) Programs, and the first GARP Global Experiment (FGGE). Data sets from Climate Research Programs (TOGA, WOCE, and JGOFS).
Routine observations:
Data from fixed stations and ship cruises since 1900; Nansen cast and salinity/ temperature/depth (STD/CTD) data, bathythermo-graph data, biological data, current measurements.

User Services: Open to visitors during normal working hours. Advance notice is recommended. NODC data processing facilities and data management services are available to users of the WDC-USA.

Data Publications: Annual reports of Oceanographic Data Exchange data catalog to 1975, with Change Notices from 1975 onward; Accessioned Publications, 1957-1967 with biennial supplements; data reports and special catalogs for international oceanographic programs.

Data Products: Time Series Data Sets for the World's Oceans. Responsible National Oceanographic Data Center (RNODC) data sets for Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS), FGGE operational year, Drifting Buoy Data, Southern Oceans WOCEUpper Ocean Thermal Data Set, World Ocean Atlas 1994 (atlases and CDs), Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994 (atlases and CDs).

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