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Community Tools and Datasets

This page compiles tools that community members have built to access, analyze, and visualize datasets. If you have a resource you’d like to share, please send a note to the OOI Helpdesk. Please note that these sites are not maintained by the OOI program, as they are supported by outside resources.

Data Status and Data Visualization Tools

  • Data Team QC Database – Built by the Data Team to enable organized quality control testing, this site is hosted on a non-OOI server, but provides status and data availability information on an instrument and data stream level, as well as a full list of platforms, nodes, streams,
    Built by the Data Team to enable organized quality control testing, this site provides status and data availability information on an instrument and data stream level, as well as a full list of platforms, nodes, streams, and parameters across all arrays.

    Front page of the Data Team QC Database, built by the data evaluation team.

    and parameters across all arrays. This site is a non-production prototype tool that is constantly under construction, and data are not guaranteed to be synced continually.

  • Data Team GitHub Repository – Data Team download and plotting tools, continually updated and annotated, including:
    • A Python toolbox that allows any user to set up a real-time, continually updating display of OOI data.
    • Python scripts to plot OOI netCDF datasets
    • A toolbox used by the OOI Data Review Team at Rutgers University to check data accuracy.
    • A repository containing a dictionary of OOI data streams and corresponding science parameters.
  • Data Team M2M Tutorials – A set of step by step instructions and sample code that can be modified to request data from the OOI Machine-to-Machine interface via a RESTful API.
  • OOI Endurance Array Data Access and Plotting – Examples of data download, processing, and organization provided by OOI Endurance Array operators to share with the user community the tools and processes developed to work with OOI data. This list will continue to grow at user request, and as we continue to refine processes and understanding of the data (added 2/13/18).

You may also find the following lists on this site helpful in translating OOI instrument and platform codes.

Derived Datasets and Collaborations

  • Seismometer and Hydrophone Data on IRIS – Data from the OOI broadband and short-period seismometers and low frequency hydrophones at Axial Seamount, Slope Base, and Southern Hydrate Ridge and bottom pressure sensors in Axial caldera installed between July-October 2014 are available through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Data may be pulled hourly and are available in a variety of formats. While searching within IRIS for OOI data, use the two-letter IRIS network designator “OO.” Original announcement and more information can be found here.
  • OOI Glider Data in the IOOS Glider DAC – OOI glider data are now a part of the Glider Data Assembly Center (DAC) resource collated by the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). As new gliders are deployed, the near real-time data are added to the DAC, while older glider data are available for download, and glider tracks can be visualized using the map viewer.
  • Cabled Array tilt meter, co-located temperature plots, and inflation forecast – Courtesy of Dr. Bill Chadwick (Oregon State University/CIMRS). This site has been updated to add an inflation forecast created by Dr. Chadwick and Andy Lau (Oregon State University/CIMRS). These plots use OOI pressure data to extrapolate the average rate of inflation over the last 12 weeks and calculate the date when level of inflation at Axial Seamount will reach or exceed the pre-2015-eruption level. Note that the average rate of inflation changes with time, and reaching the threshold does not guarantee an eruption, but the volcano is likely to erupt within a year after reaching that threshold. The plots are automatically updated once a day using the latest inflation rate. (edited 05/16/18)
    Plot of OOI BPR data from the Caldera Center (BOTPT-A301-MJ03F; black curve) showing deflation during the 2015 eruption (left) followed by re-inflation. Blue dashed line extrapolates into the future using the average rate of inflation from the last 12 weeks; middle blue dot is date when 2015 inflation threshold is reached, right blue dot is when a threshold 30 cm higher will be reached. Plot courtesy Bill Chadwick (OSU/PMEL)

    Plot of OOI BPR data from the Caldera Center (BOTPT-A301-MJ03F; black curve) courtesy Bill Chadwick’s inflation forecast page.

  • OOI High Definition video camera system (CAMHD) Python module – Courtesy of Dr. Timothy Crone (LDEO). The module can provide information about remote CamHD files, or retrieve individual still frames from these files, without having to download the entire file first. The module is still under development, which should be considered if using it to develop additional code (which is actively encouraged).
  • Broadband Hydrophone (HYDBB) Python module – Converts audio MSEED files from the OOI hydrophones into FLAC or WAV format, filters the data, and creates spectrograms – Courtesy of Pete Cable (Raytheon).
  • Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Vent Time-Lapse Videos – A new computer vision routine, developed by Aaron Marburg at UW-APL and aided by Tim Crone at LDEO and Friedrich Knuth at Rutgers, is now able to correctly identify and tag scenes of scientific interest in the CAMHD video stream. These scenes were previously being manually identified by students at Rutgers University. A new set of time-lapse videos has been created with this enhanced metadata record, displaying one frame captured every three hours from November 2015 to July 2016. (edited 09/07/17)
  • Biology at Axial Seamount: View the information, images, and video related to the many different organisms that have been observed over the years of Cabled Array expedition cruises at Axial Seamount, a deep-sea volcano on the Juan de Fuca spreading ridge. This catalog, compiled by students at the University of Washington under the guidance of Deborah Kelley (UW) and Leslie Sautter (College of Charleston), is designed as a growing archive. The contributors hope that knowledgeable individuals will help to improve the quality of the information presented. (added 05/16/17)
  • Axial Seamount Earthquake Catalog – Courtesy of Dr. William Wilcock (UW). This web site provides access to a near-real time catalog of earthquake detections and HYPOINVERSE locations for the Ocean Observatories Initiative cabled observatory at Axial Seamount. Support for this work comes from the National Science Foundation. (added 10/20/17)

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