Data are in self-documented NetCDF4 format. Refer to attributes for more information.

Suggested usage of quality_level:

  • high-accuracy applications: quality_level == 5
  • general applications: quality_level == 4
  • advanced users: refer to definitions of iquam_flags and original_flags.

All statistics in iQuam page are for "high accuracy" data only, i.e (quality_level == 5).

Quality level and flags are only set for SST. Other measurements in iQuam have not been QCed.

Data are organized in monthly files. Latest file isrefreshed every 12hrs with a 2hr latency.