WOCE/TOGA Historical Oceanographic Data Subgroup



The Oceanographic Historical Data Subgroup of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)/Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere program (TOGA) Data Management Working Group was organized to assess both the quantity and quality of historical standard oceanographic data files (e.g., temperature and salinity profiles and current meter, drifter, and ship drift data) for WOCE/TOGA studies and to estimate the amount of existing data that is not to be found in National Oceanogrphic Data Center (NODC) files and formulate a strategy for adding these data to the historical files.