Accessing GlobWave data
GlobWave data can be accessed in various ways in order to ease the user's life, depending on wether you want to retrieve a complete archive or just subsets of data.
Standard ftp access
If you already have a username and password then you can browse the data on the ftp site by clicking here.
The hard drive will have to be shipped to :
IFREMER - CERSAT
Site de la Pointe du Diable
Naiad is a third-party tool, developed by Ifremer, to select, subset, remap and extract satellite swath and gridded data through a user-friendly interface or webservices. It provides access to all GlobWave satellite GDR products (L2P). Check here for more information.
The web services provided by Naiad allow users to build there own scripts to select, query, transform or extract the GlobWave data. As an example we provide here an example in python language of a script retrieving the list (and urls) of the data files matching a user selected area and time frame. This can be easily translated in any other language if you are not familiar with python and can be used for instance to automate queries for NRT data once there will ingested into Naiad system (before Summer 2011).
Scripting access to GlobWave L2P data
The following script is intended to retrieve the list and urls of the data files of a given GlobWave product matching a user defined area and time period of interest.Read more...