Shipboard ADCP Datasets

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

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.


  • 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.


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 5-year intervals in the CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program, and are now continuing in the GO-SHIP Program.

Other datasets

  • Shipboard ADCP data from the Hawaii Ocean Time Series (HOT) at Station ALOHA are shown for 1988-2011.
  • 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.