Argo

Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre

RRS James Clark Ross in the Southern Ocean
RRS James Clark Ross in the Southern Ocean ©

The Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre has the responsibility to validate all float data in the Southern Ocean (south of 35°S) through rigorous scrutiny and to derive products as set out by the international Argo community.

All Argo data is retrieved from the Global Data Centres (GDACs) and a basin wide examination of data is made before making recommends for corrections to the principal investigator (PI). Once corrections have been agreed with the PI the corrected data are sent back to the GDACs.

To find out more about Southern Ocean Argo floats, follow the links below or from the side menu bar

The Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre is a collaboration between BODC and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Australia (CSIRO).

The primary functions of an Argo Regional Centre (ARC) are

  • Validate all float data in the region
  • Provide scientific QC as a service to national programs without such capabilities
  • Derive products using float data in the region
  • Provide advice/guidance on regional deployment needs
  • Assemble the best available recent hydrographic data for calibration purposes
  • Develop new real-time quality control tests if appropriate for the region
  • Determine the internal consistency of the Argo data set in the region

 

Contacts

  • Pacific Sector — Not covered

Related Argo pages at BODC

BODC's role      UK Argo
Browse Southern Ocean products      Argo project overview
    

 

Related external links

Argo at CSIRO Marine Research      International Argo portal
CLIVAR Southern Ocean  Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM)

 

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