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Java OceanAtlas
Java OceanAtlas is a software application that provides a graphic exploration tool to examine and plot oceanographic data. The data sets were compiled from over 2000 vertical ocean sections collected prior to 1990. Basin-scale sections from 1990 - 1998 are also provided. Data types include pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, phosphate, and silicate. Data plot types include property-property plots, offset profiles, contour plots, and maps. There is also a comprehensive data display window. Many different types of calculations can be performed, including custom parameter calculations. A helpful user's guide is linked to the site. This resource is part of the Using Data collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Java OceanAtlas is copyrighted by John Osborne. It cannot be sold, re-packaged, or modified without his direct consent.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-405
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Using Data in the Classroom'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John Osborne

Contributor: Dr James H Swift
University of California, San Diego