Additional User Information

All metadata can be viewed in a text editor. The metadata follow the Federal Geographic Data Committee's standard ( ). Special thanks to Dr. Peter Schwitzer of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for his guidance and use of his mp program, which can be found at

Ocean Data View
Users may find Ocean Data View helpful in analyzing or viewing the data. Ocean Data View was developed by R. Schlitzer and can be found at

Many files in the MUSE data set are in the netCDF file format. For more information, please go to Dr. Charles Denham from the USGS has developed a MATLAB toolbox for netCDF file formats. This toolbox can be found at


Data Index Aircraft AUV CODAR
Drifters Moorings Satellites Ships