All data files in this archive are provided in netCDF format. For your convenience, read files in C, with an accompanying Makefile (see below), are included. There are also many software packages freely available or licensed with utilities to access the data in netCDF-formatted files. You can find a comprehensive list of these software packages at

The data from profiling floats consists of pressure, temperature and salinity, as well as the date, time and latitude and longitude.