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Historical sub-surface float trajectories
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All historical subsurface float trajectories from the first SOFAR float deployment, through 1999.  Also, the first image generated by the DDAC in creating a new home for sub-surface float data. (Rick Lumpkin)

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» WFDAC Subsurface Float Data Archive
Subsurface Float Data Assembly Center: storage center for subsurface float data, from 1972 (Rossby, MODE) through 1998 (Fratantoni/Richardson, North Brazil Current).


This site is intended for use by scientists who use subsurface float technology (floats using sound sources) to conduct research.  The objective is to foster collaborative research, and to facilitate cooperation between scientists for sharing valuable resources, e.g., sound sources, by providing a place to discuss upcoming projects, and ideas for projects, before the sources are in the water and the floats are deployed.


rafos-users@whoi.edu has been set up as a discussion forum for RAFOS users. If you would like to subscribe to or be removed from the listserv, please email Heather Furey at hfurey@whoi.edu.

In Progress

NOAA AOML Physical Oceanography Division GDP Drifter Data Assembly Center (PhOD DAC) has begun building an interactive repository for RAFOS data.  The beta site should be up by Spring 2014 (barring any more government shut-downs).  All WFDAC data, and RAFOS data collected 1999 to present, will be migrated to that site once it is complete.

RAFOS float tracking software

Please see ARTOA page to access software and manual.


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Last updated February 4, 2014
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