Real-time profile data assembled by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) and submitted since 1999-10-04

This collection includes near real-time global ocean temperature and salinity measurements taken by shipboard observers or automated instruments and received daily by the Marine Environmental Data Section (MEDS) of the Ocean Sciences Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada from the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) of the WMO World Weather Watch. MEDS applies the documented GTSPP quality assessment and duplicates removal procedures and forwards the quality-checked data three times each week to the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). At NCEI, the data are added to the GTSPP continuously managed database on the same schedule. These data may include data from Argo floats, OceanSITES, gliders, Ship of Opportunity Program (SOOP) XBT networks including participants from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, and USA, moored buoys for PIRATA, TOGA TAO, TRITON, MARNET, GoMOOS, and NERACOOS, ice-tethered buoys, drifting buoys, and instrumented marine animals.

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