|Available for download from the ftp site.|
The Pacific Marine Atlas is a free program to view gridded netCDF datasets, particularly Argo, Reynolds SST and aviso altimetry. After choosing what type of plot to view, a new window will open with a plot produced using the Ferret graphing utility. The current plot options are map view, section view, line plot, time series, and a few simple products.
Updating data in near-real time
Near the middle of each month, new Argo and Reynolds SST data from the previous month will be available to update the Atlas. Currently this is done by hitting the update button on the Atlas. If you have an old version of the Atlas, without an update button, download the new version and re-install the Atlas.
When the update button is pushed, the Atlas will check the Argo and Reynolds SST files on your computer to see what the last date is in the grid. Then the Atlas will check the ftp site to see if a new month of data is available. If it is, the Atlas downloads this new executable file and asks you to install it on your computer. Please follow the instructions and be patient as it can take some time to append the new data to the current files.
If you are a few months behind the newest data, you will have to press the update button several times until you are up to date. Twice a year, in January and July, the entire Argo file must be replaced because a new mean calculation is done.
If you want to skip the update button and simply download and replace the Argo and Reynolds SST grids on your own each month, they are available on the FTP site as RG_ArgoClim_Full.nc and reynolds_sst_grid.nc. They are to be placed in the c:\marineatlas\ferret\TMAP\fer_dsets\data folder on your computer.
For Atlas support, please contact Megan Scanderbeg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Lehmann (email@example.com).