Shipboard ADCP Datasets

The official US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) archive for processed shipboard ADCP data is the Joint Archive for Shipboard ADCP (JASADCP). In the following we provide an alternative view of the data from some of those cruises.


A series of global surveys of ocean water properties began with the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Hydrographic Program (WHP). A subset of the WHP sections have been repeated at approximately 10-year intervals in the GO-SHIP Program.

The Hawaii Ocean Time Series program (HOT) has conducted approximately monthly cruises to Station ALOHA since late 1988:


  • The R/V Falkor is operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

  • The RVIB N. B. Palmer is chartered by the US National Science Foundation for work primarily in Antarctic waters.

  • The NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana was the primary ship servicing the TOGA/TAO array of moorings in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific for many years before being retired in 20xx.

  • The NOAA Ship Ron Brown is NOAA's general-purpose oceanographic research ship, operating globally.

Other datasets

  • We sometimes process data from miscellaneous cruises for a variety of reasons such as checking or troubleshooting a ship's installation, testing new features in our processing software, etc.

  • Some interesting features from various cruises are displayed in our ADCP Gallery.

Lowered ADCP Datasets

Our web pages for LADCP are undergoing a major re-engineering. The older pages (below) provide only plots from some of the Atlantic cruises from the WHP, but full access to the processed data from post-WHP (CLIVAR and GO-SHIP) cruises.

The WHP and CLIVAR data sets, including both raw and processed data, have been submitted to NCEI; they can be accessed there via links in a temporary table of NCEI accessions. Links to much smaller files with only the processed data and some documentation may be found in a table of tarballs at UH.