BPR Data for AK24 19900607 to 19910530

During 1982-1985, PMEL engaged in the development of a reliable deep-ocean Bottom Pressure Recorder (BPR) to collect high-quality deep-water data during a tsunami. In 1986, NOAA initiated a long-term field program in the northeast Pacific and the program was expanded in 1987 to include shallow-water BPR sites maintained and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers along the United States west coast and Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Observation Program (PacTOP) included five permanent deep-ocean observational sites in the northeast Pacific Ocean to monitor the seismically active Alaska-Aleutian Seismic Zone because of the potential threat to United States coastal regions. During the mid-90's, the individual BPR package is now part of a real-time tsunami detection package, the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART). The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) serves as the archive center for this data and provides the historical data to users.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • ID not available.
gov.noaa.ngdc.dart_bpr:AK24_1990
Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
Distributor Aaron Sweeney
Water Level Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4797
haz.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact John Wasserman
DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(228) 688-1818
john.wasserman@noaa.gov
Time Period 1990-06-07T230001 to 1991-05-30T040001
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 54.2861
S: 54.2861
E: -158.5302
W: -158.5302
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2006-04-21
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Supplemental Information
The Bottom Pressure Recorder dataset consists of over 70 BPR's deployed in: a triangular array in close proximity to the Shumigan Seismic Gap; near the landward slope of the Aleutian Trench, off the United States Pacific Northwest coast, and off the coast of Hawaii.
Purpose Provide historic pressure and temperature data
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
    Publisher information not available.
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Tidal Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Tsunamis
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Tidal Height
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Early processing of the data can be found in Eble et al., 1989.
  • 2005-09-02T00:00:00 - Received edited data
Source Datasets
  • Historic Bottom Pressure Recorder (BPR) Data
    • Historic Bottom Pressure Recorder (BPR) Data
      Lineage information for: Scope not available.
      Processing Steps
      • Mission Start Date
      • Transducers have been incorporated into pressure sensor units designed for oceanic application.
      Acquisition Information (collection)
      Instrument
      • Paroscientific model 410K-017 digiquartz pressure transducer. ID 24026
      • Yellow Spring International Model 44032 thermistor
      • Multimode quartz crystal oscillator
      Platform
      • Bottom Pressure Recorder
      Operation
      • Pacific Tsunami Observation Program (PacTOP)
      Last Modified: 2016-03-21
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