Easy to use tool that provides users with access to a number of ocean data sets via OPeNDAP
Version: 2.1.0The strength of these GUIs is that they expose complicated data sets (often multi-variable, multi-file data sets spread over a number of directories) in an easy to use interface.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Ocean Toolbox allows the user to request only the subset of data - parameters, spatial and temporal range and resolution - relevant to his or her needs. The GUIs follow a similar format so that once a user is familiar with one, the others are straightforward to use.
Each of the GUIs calls a function that configures the OPeNDAP request and reformats the returned data stream. The user can either have the data returned in native mode or OPeNDAP mode.
These functions can also be called directly from the user's scripts, by-passing the actual GUI if the user will want direct and scripted access to the data. To get started, you will need to download and install the Toolbox onto your system.