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Accessing IMOS satellite data and converting into CSV format


Rodriguez, AR and Middleton, JF and Proctor, R, Accessing IMOS satellite data and converting into CSV format, Research support series, Great Australian Bight Research Program, Australia, December, Report No. 5, v2 (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Several satellite datasets are available from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) portal ( Data include sea surface temperature, chlorophyll-a concentration and sea surface height and derived geostrophic currents and can be downloaded from the IMOS portal in the form of NetCDF files. The available satellite datasets and how to access them is detailed below. NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a file format for storing multidimensional scientific data (variables) such as temperature and current speed, and direction, and each of these variables can be displayed through a dimension (such as time). This format is commonly used in oceanography and meteorology and widely used in MATLAB applications. Panoply ( is a JAVA application developed by NASA that can be used for viewing NetCDF files (allows plotting) and exporting data into a csv or txt file.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:satellite datatsets, IMOS, CSV conversion, Great Australian Bight
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Data management and data science
Research Field:Data management and data science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Proctor, R (Dr Roger Proctor)
ID Code:122768
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Integrated Marine Observing System
Deposited On:2017-11-28
Last Modified:2017-11-28

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