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Search Water Properties Profiles

Use this form to search the IOS/Ocean Sciences Data Inventory for water property profiles in your study area. This application will search our on-line INVENTORY of water profiles and return information about the water profiles that meet the search criteria but WILL NOT return the actual data. At the present time, the actual water profile data is not available on-line to external users.

Internal users may use this application to generate list of profiles that are accessible by the DFO local and wide area networks to authorized users.
External users
are welcome to search the inventory. If you find data that are of interest, have questions about the data or encounter problems with the application please contact the Senior analyst at I.O.S.

For further information about the IOS/OSD Data archive..

STEP 1: SELECT the AREA of Interest:
Option 1a - Enter the Coordinates of your Search Area below
(input format is DDD MM.M H (e.g. 123 37.5 W)

Users may alter any part of the default values. The latitude and longitude range you select will be preserved for your session. If you return here to revise your search, REFRESH this page (using your web browser) to see you most recent selection criteria.

                                   North Latitude
                    Longitude   Longitude               
  West                          East
                                    South Latitude

Option 1b - Select from our list of NAMED AREAS:
Select NAMED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS code from the box below

STEP 2: Select the DATE RANGE for which you would like data:
from: (yyyy/mm/dd) to

                                STEP 3: Restrict your selection to specific MONTHS:
                            Jan  Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

STEP 4: Select PARAMETERS which must included in each profile: the default is all parameters.
temperature   salinity   transmissometer   nutrients   chlorophyll   oxygen

STEP 5: Select the preferred RESULTS format:
Summary Table - Comma-separated value (CSV) summary containing: Cruise, Station name, Project, Scientist, Time/Date, Latitude, Longitude, Filename etc.
Select the output, then CUT and PASTE this into a text file.  The resulting text file can then be imported into EXCEL (or application of your choice), skipping over the "header" lines.
List of File Names (with path) for all files that meet your search criteria. Select the output, then  CUT and PASTE this into a text file. The resulting file can be used as input to IOSSHELL programs. Internal IOS Users should enter the appropriate drive letter designator for the DATA_LIB (don't worry if you didn't understand that last part!)
Enter the drive letter designator for the DATA_LIBRARY:   

STEP 6: [Optional] - Enter a short description of your search.

STEP 7: No more questions-just press SUBMIT to GO!

Note: all results are returned in order of DATE/TIME of data collection, from oldest to most recent.

For further information about the RESULTS...

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