README: usage information for
U.S. JGOFS Process Study CD-ROM Data Report,
volume 1 (version 2)
(same content as README_1st.txt)
This data report was prepared by the U.S. JGOFS Data Management Office
at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has been funded by the U.S.
National Science Foundation.
Copyright © 2003, WHOI
The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), organized under the aegis of
the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), was a core project
of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). U.S. JGOFS,
a national component of JGOFS, included field studies conducted between
1989 and 1998 and brought together biological, chemical, physical and
geological oceanographers and modelers in a multidisciplinary investigation
of the pools and fluxes of carbon and associated biogenic elements in
the ocean. The U.S. JGOFS research program comprised four basin-scale
process studies, two long-term time-series programs, participation in
a global survey of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a synthesis and modeling project.
This CD-ROM contains only the data acquired during the four U.S. JGOFS
process studies, conducted in the North Atlantic, the equatorial Pacific,
the Arabian Sea and the Southern Ocean.
This CD-ROM is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux and UNIX operating
To begin using this CD-ROM publication of data and supporting documentation
derived from U.S. participation in JGOFS Process Studies: North Atlantic
Bloom Experiment (NABE), Equatorial Pacific (EqPac) Process Study, Arabian
Sea Process Study and Antarctic Environmental and Southern Ocean Process
-- quit all programs
-- insert CD into disc drive
Data access can be accomplished in three different ways on various
Methods 1 and 2 are recommended over method 3.
1: web browser client (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.)
Click on/open welcome.htm to access the data
-- Window's PC: web browser should autostart when CD-ROM is placed
-- On all other systems, open welcome.htm on the CD-ROM, using
a web browser application.
Specific instructions for opening welcome.htm on selected platforms/operating
On Windows systems, the default web browser client should automatically
open the first page of the data report when the CD-ROM is placed in the
drive. If the 'AutoPlay' feature does not work or returns an error, simply
right click on the CD-ROM icon (from My Computer or Windows Explorer file
manager window) and select "Open". This should allow you to
view the CD-ROM file collection. Double-click on "welcome.htm"
to begin. If the welcome file does not appear in the browser window, verify
that you have quit all applications, especially web browser clients, then
repeat these steps to open welcome.htm.
Important note for MacOS 9 and 10 systems
using Internet Explorer:
Before viewing the data files (*.tsv type files available from each process
study data directory) you may need to tell IE which Helper Application to
use. Failure to do so causes the browser to hang and requires a Force Quit
to recover. For instructions
Double-click on the desktop CD-ROM icon and open welcome.htm using a web
browser client. If you are unable to open welcome.htm in this manner,
you may need to mount the CD-ROM.
HP-UX: mount -F cdfs -o cdcase device-name /cdrom
SGI/IRIX: mount -rt hsfs device-name /cdrom
SUN/Solaris: mount -rt hsfs device-name /cdrom
UNIX: to unmount the CD-ROM
umount /cdrom or eject /cdrom
All Operating Systems:
Alternatively, if all previously described methods are unsuccessful, start
your preferred web browser, select "Open" from the "File"
menu, and navigate to the CD's "welcome.htm" file.
Method 2: JGView (Java data retrieval tool)
Use JGView, the custom JAVA application, to navigate the data directories,
select a dataset, subset, list and optionally export the data. JGView provides
a 'Search' function to help locate data of interest, the ability to subselect
a dataset based on user-specified criteria and the option to export the
subsetted data in a variety of formats including Ocean Data View (ODV) and
Matlab. Complete instructions for installing and running JGView are included
in a separate document (applications/documentation/documentation.htm).
Method 3: OS File Management System
Use your operating system's file management system to open
the data folder/subdirectory and search through the files for the
data you're interested in. Each data entity from the U.S. JGOFS Internet-based
data server is represented on this CD-ROM by three files:
.tsv files are downloadable, TAB-separated, ASCII text files
.htm files contain the documentation for a data entity (formatted
for web browser client)
.ndx files are ASCII text summary files used by JGView,
and contain a brief description of the data entity
Additional instructions for getting the most out of this data report are
provided in a separate document (docs/about_CD.htm).
Technical support, including updates, will be provided online at
the U.S. JGOFS web site: http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/publications/DataCDvol1.html
I hope you find this data report useful. Please contact me at the
US JGOFS Data Management Office with any comments or questions pertaining
to this publication.
U.S. JGOFS Final Data Report, volume 1