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- Climate Data (NOAA)
- Climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). An excellent site for interactive climate data including links to Marine buoy data.
- EPIC Database (NOAA)
- Access to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) immense collection of data sets. EPIC was developed at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory to manage the large numbers of hydrographic and time series oceanographic in-situ data sets collected as part of NOAA climate study programs, such as EPOCS and TOGA in earlier years, WOCE and CLIVAR and others more recently. At present, PMEL maintains more than 1.5 million individual data sets in the EPIC database.
- Lake Worth Florida National Buoy Data Center Station (NOAA)
- Access to NOAA's servers featuring recent atmospheric and oceanic information for Station LKWF1 and others.
- Live Access Servers (NOAA)
- Access to NOAA's servers featuring recent atmospheric and oceanic information.
- Marine Forecasts
- Sea surface temperatures and marine forecasts from Wunderground.com.
- Satellite Oceanography Classroom Exercise
- This unit is an introduction to infrared satellite imagery and is designed to be used as a classroom exercise.
- Sea Surface Temperature Maps: Real-time Data
- Maps of global sea surface temperatures.
- Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array (TAO)
- The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array, a major component of the global climate observing system, consists of approximately 70 ATLAS and current meter moorings in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, telemetering oceanographic and meteorological data in real time via the Argos satellite system.
- Biological and Chemical Oceanography Links
- A good source for oceanography listed by subject.
- National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
- NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is a great place to begin any oceanographic study. The site offers information about aquaculture, endangered species, fisheries economics, marine mammals, and many other subjects.
- National Oceanographic Data Center
- The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) is one of three NOAA environmental data centers, and serves as a national repository and dissemination facility for global ocean data.
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- An overview of research at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
- Whales on the Net
- This award winning Australian site offers information on just about everything you want to know about whales.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Biology Section)
- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) biology section features current biological research and other activities that are currently in progress.