The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) was a component of the World
Climate Research Program (WCRP) and remains the most ambitious oceanographic
experiment undertaken to-date.The aims of the program were to establish
the role of the oceans in the earth's climate and to obtain a baseline
dataset against which future change could be assessed.
Information on the WOCE dataset can be found here.
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The following chart shows the WOCE track lines and the Global RTOFS
sections that were extracted. Click on a track label to view the section.
WOCE sections courtesy of the
Schlitzer, R., Electronic Atlas of WOCE Hydrographic and Tracer Data Now
Available, Eos Trans. AGU, 81(5), 45, 2000.