Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre
Quality controlled Argo data can be used to produce a number of products. Non Argo data are used by Argo to produce products that aid in the quality control of Argo data.
Products that use Argo data
Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model
Data from all Argo floats are assimilated into the Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM) at the Met Office.
FOAM Antarctic configuration
- 1/4 degree on a rotated grid with north pole at 5°N 75°E
- 20 vertical levels
- Grid dimensions (y,x) — 400 x 420
- Source bathymetry data set — GEBCO
- First tracer point in model (at SW corner) — 50°S 120°E
Images of potential temperature, salinity and velocity at five metres and 995.5 m are supplied by the Met Office to BODC at monthly intervals. These may be viewed by selecting the relevant parameter/period from the form below or from a table of available plots.
Related Argo pages at BODC
|Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre||Project overview|
|Southern Ocean interactive map||BODC's role|
Related BODC pages
Related external links
|Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM)||CLIVAR Southern Ocean|
|Argo at CSIRO Marine Research||International Argo portal|