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AIMS Research Data Tools
The data AIMS collects are described in detail in the AIMS Data Catalogue. The catalogue contains descriptions of data (often called metadata) which allows others, including researchers, to identify potential data of use to them. Data can then be downloaded (if available) or requested. Access to some data will be via legal data agreement.
Weather data is critical for understanding the physical environment in which marine life exists. The weather drives surface waves, water temperature and the water flows that transport nutrients, and thus plays a direct part in determining:
- timing of coral and fish spawning
- why some areas have higher productivity than others
- patterns of species distribution.
This tool shows information for current and previous voyages of our two research vessels. Oceanographic conditions from our real time marine weather stations are also available as well as cyclone forecast tracks for any current cyclones issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.