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How to 'adopt' an Argo Float
  • Install the Google Earth Argo Application and select for yourself a float of your choice to follow- there are plenty to choose from all over the planet.














(see below for how to use the WMO Search tool)
This application will put the location of all Argo floats (with their WMO ID numbers) on a Google Earth globe. Once installed it will update itself automatically when you start Google Earth. You can click on any float and get a lot of information about that instrument. Very cool!

It may take just a little while to come up but you will end up seeing the Google Earth map with lots of green dots all over it!- These are the Argo Floats. The brighter the colour the more recently it has surfaced.
If you zoom in you can focus on a specific one, you can get a profile of it- it's salinity and temperature readings, other information, and even a trajectory of where it has been (looking at currents). The tabs for this cant be found directly off Google Earth anymore, however if you click on the link and then 'Open in browser' (Chrome etc) you will come to the page with all the data about the float. Click on the 'Adopt' tab to adopt a float.
Stick with this one Argo Float (Adopt it!) and follow it every 10 days or use one of the ones in the table below.
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Make comparisons between one in the Southern Ocean, one around the Equator and one in the North.

Please note: Argo Floats have 2 different numbering systems. Use their WMO ID Number with Google Earth.

Once an Argo is deployed, it does several profile readings at different depths just to see if all is well. Once this is all done, the Argo is on it's 10 day cycle.
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Teachers - Tab for Adopting Argo Floats smiley-talk017.gif
There is a new tab on the Google Earth Application which allows you to add your class details to the Argo Float you have adopted. Just follow the directions under the "Adopt" tab.

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Using the WMO Search tool
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When using this application (1.) unselect the 'Active Floats' box and type the WMO number you are looking for in the box by the magnifying glass and shaded square (2.) If the search bar is not there then type "Ctrl + F"

Table of Suggested Floats

Select an Argo Float
Ocean
WMO Number
Deployment Date
Southern
5903878
13/2/2012
Southern
5903883
1/3/2012
Southern
5903880
17/2/2012
Pacific (South)
5903403
21/4/2011
Pacific (South)
5903701
22/10/2011
Pacific (South)
5903788
28/10/2011
Pacific (North)
4901437
17/10/2011
Pacific (North)
5903833
13/10/2011
Pacific (North)
2901040
1/4/2011
Atlantic(South)
3901016
5/3/2011
Atlantic(South)
1901288
26/1/2012
Atlantic(South)
1901550
23/9/2011
Atlantic(North)
6901068
24/7/2011
Atlantic(North)
6901070
26/7/2011
Atlantic(North)
4901213
22/9/2010
Indian
5903858
16/3/2012
Indian
5903681 (scroll down)
5/7/2011
Indian
5903851
10/3/2012
Arctic
5903539
9/4/2011
Arctic
5903537
10/3/2011
Arctic
5903540
10/4/2011
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Ocean temperatures
Ocean layers
Ocean Currents

Interpreting graph- cycles, etc


Global Marine Argo Atlas (Click to upload)

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The Global Marine Argo Atlas makes it easy for users to look at Argo data and compare it to other global data sets in one free program.




Graphing activity-

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Here's a cool site that has
  • Free membership.
  • Create stunning charts online
  • Create charts for your website, blog and social network profiles.
  • Useful for visualizing financial, scientific or other type of data.chart-gizmo.png



OR.... Use the activity set out with the Science Learning Hub

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