on the left allow one to view climatological
distributions of oceanographic data that are discussed in the text book: Atmosphere,
Ocean and Climate dynamics by John Marshall and Alan Plumb, published by Academic
The links enable you not only to view electronic versions of the figures but
also to access the data on which the plots are based.
For example, the image below shows the bathymetry of the ocean as it appears
in Fig. 9.1 of the text book. Now - and this is neat - if you click on the
image you will be drawn through to the Lamont Doherty data archive
allow you to interact with the data: for example re-plot it, zoom in on
particular regions, manipulate and download the data to your computer etc.
Here is a tutorial
on manipulating, visualizing and downloading the data.