Line P Oceanographic Data from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (NODC Accession 0001010)

CTD and Chemistry data downloaded from the following Fisheries and Oceans Canada web site on 04 June 2003:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/osap/data/linep/linepselectdata_e.htm

Any modifications to data on that site that may have occurred after 04 June 2003 are not reflected in this accession.

From the above web site:

CTD data is Pressure, Temperature, Salinity, Transmissometer, and Oxygen (recent years). Chemistry data is Oxygen and Nutrients.

The file format is described at the top of each ASCII text data file.
  • Cite as: Department of Fisheries and Oceans > Institute of Ocean Sciences - Victoria (2010). Line P Oceanographic Data from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (NODC Accession 0001010). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1956-01-01 to 1999-12-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 50.5
S: 48.5
E: -125
W: -146
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-16
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
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A history of the Line P program is available at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/osap/projects/linepdata/linephistory_e.htm

An excerpt from that site:

History of Oceanographic Sampling at Ocean Weather Station PAPA and LINE P

Excerpt from: Canadian Data Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences No. 107. 1992

AN UPDATE OF THE STATISTICS OF HYDROGRAPHIC/CTD DATA TAKEN AT OCEAN STATION P
(MAY 1956-SEPTEMBER 1990)
by
S. Tabata and W.E. Weichselbaumer

Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney, B.C. V8L 4B2
INTRODUCTION

In recent years the importance of the oceans to global climatic changes has been given much attention and consequently the study of the ocean climatology has received major consideration in global climate studies. Interest in large-scale oceanographic events and general ocean circulation is more widespread than ever before. This shift in interest has necessitated the requirement for examining the ocean within a greater time frame. However, long ocean time series data needed for such a study are not readily available. The sets of data from Station P and Line P along with those from Station M for the Norwegian Sea, are a few of the time series data of sufficient quality and of suitable length to be useful in examining the variability of the oceans, if only for over a period of a few decades.

Ocean Station P (50 00 degrees N, 145 00 degrees W, depth 4220 metres) was operated as an ocean weather station from 19 December, 1949 through 20 June, 1981. The first oceanographic observation there, in the form of a bathythermograph cast, was made on 19 December, 1949 (Leipper et al., 1954). The oceanographic program at Station P and Line P has undergone many changes since then as can be seen from a summary as shown in Table 1.

In view of the importance of long ocean time series the observations at Station P and Line P were continued, although at much less frequent intervals than in the past, after the withdrawal of the weatherships in June 1981. The observations are carried out mainly by the staff of the Institute of Ocean Sciences using, to a large measure, their own ships. The present ship schedule permits only 3 to 4 cruises there per year.

The statistics of representative oceanographic data for Station P and Line P, based on oceanographic observations made during August 1956 through June 1981 by the Canadian weatherships, have been published previously (Tabata and Peart,1985a, 1985b, 1986). Since then observations have continued there to this day (October 1991). The present report comprises the statistics based on data collected during May 1956 through September 1990. It is to be noted that the staff of the University of Washington made observations at Station P during May, June and July 1956 (Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, 1963). These data have also been utilised in the preparation of the statistics.
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Department of Fisheries and Oceans > Institute of Ocean Sciences - Victoria (2010). Line P Oceanographic Data from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (NODC Accession 0001010). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Department of Fisheries and Oceans > Institute of Ocean Sciences - Victoria (2010). Line P Oceanographic Data from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (NODC Accession 0001010). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-16T16:30:22 - NCEI Accession 0001010 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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  • bottle
  • CTD
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