Temperature and current data from moorings deployed under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program's West Coast Observation System (WCOS) from 2004-10-07 to 2011-02-12 (NODC Accession 0002039)

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This data set includes temperature and current data from moorings deployed under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program's West Coast Observation System (WCOS). All moorings are in relatively shallow water (100 m or less, with most in approximately 20 or 15 m). All are equipped with a vertical array of thermistors. Channel Island NMS moorings are additionally equipped with bottom-mounted ADCPs. The thermistors are programmed with a two-minute sampling interval (no internal averaging); ADCPs are programmed with continuous two-minute ensembles (45 pings per ensemble) and a vertical resolution of one meter. The data were collected at 37 stations within the boundaries of four National Marine Sanctuaries on the West Coast of the United States, between 2004 and 2011.

The data are represented in a COARDS profile netCDF format (IOOS standard format), and are accompanied by metadata in FGDC standard format, otherwise known as the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).
  • Cite as: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (2010). Temperature and current data from moorings deployed under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program's West Coast Observation System (WCOS) from 2004-10-07 to 2011-02-12 (NODC Accession 0002039). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-3)
    • File Specification: CF (Climate and Forecast) Metadata Conventions, Version 1.4
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2004-10-07 to 2011-02-12
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48.325
S: 33.8951
E: -119.6693
W: -124.932
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-15
  • revision: 2017-12-14
Edition 3.3
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
Supplemental Information
These archival data, which were collected under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary's West Coast Observation System (WCOS), were submitted periodically to NODC by PISCO (Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans) via the NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center.
Purpose These data were collected by PISCO to understand the physical processes of the inner continental shelf and their potential effects on marine ecology.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (2010). Temperature and current data from moorings deployed under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program's West Coast Observation System (WCOS) from 2004-10-07 to 2011-02-12 (NODC Accession 0002039). Version 3.3. 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 CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
IOOS Vocabulary Version 1
  • IOOS
  • Integrated Ocean Observing System
  • Temperature
Mooring ID
  • Ano Nuevo: ANO001
  • Bay Point: BAYXXX
  • Beacon Rock: BEAXXX
  • Big Creek: BIG001
  • Bodega Bay: BOD001
  • Bodega Head: BOD001
  • Cannery Row Upcoast: CAN001
  • Cape Alava 15 Meter: CA015
  • Cape Alava 42 Meter: CA042
  • Cape Alava 65 Meter: CA065
  • Cape Alava 65 Meter: CA100
  • Cape Elizabeth 100 Meter: CE100
  • Cape Elizabeth 15 Meter: CE015
  • Cape Elizabeth 42 Meter: CE042
  • Cape Elizabeth 65 Meter: CE065
  • Cuyler Harbor: CUYXXX
  • Esalen: ESA001
  • Kalaloch 15 Meter: KL015
  • Kalaloch 27 Meter: KL027
  • La Cruz Rock: LAC001
  • Lopez Rock: LOP001
  • Makah Bay 15 Meter: MB015
  • Makah Bay 42 Meter: MB042
  • Pelican Bay: PELXXX
  • Pigeon Point: PIG001
  • Plaskett Rock: PLA001
  • Point Joe: JOE001
  • San Miguel South: SMSXXX
  • Santa Rosa South: SRSXXX
  • Southeast Farallon Island: SEF001
  • Sunset Point: SUN001
  • Teahwhit Head 15 Meter: TH015
  • Teahwhit Head 31 Meter: TH031
  • Teahwhit Head 42 Meter: TH042
  • Terrace Point: TPT007
  • Terrace Point: TPT008
  • Valley Anchorage: VALXXX
  • Weston Beach: WES001
NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • depth
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • height_above_sea_floor
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • sea_water_pressure
  • sea_water_temperature
  • time
  • upward_sea_water_velocity
PISCO Categories
  • Bottom-mounted ADCP Current Profile Data
  • Moored Temperature Data
  • National Marine Sanctuary Program Data
  • Oceanographic Sensor Data
Provider Theme Keywords
  • ADCP
  • PISCO
  • continental shelf
  • currents
  • seawater
  • temperature
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NMS > National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Provider Place Keywords
  • CINMS
  • California
  • GFNMS
  • MBNMS
  • OCNMS
  • United States of America
  • Washington
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IOOS > Integrated Ocean Observing System
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (2010). Temperature and current data from moorings deployed under the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program's West Coast Observation System (WCOS) from 2004-10-07 to 2011-02-12 (NODC Accession 0002039). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
  • PISCO, NOAA, and NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries request that end-users acknowledge all entities in any publications using these PISCO/Sanctuary data. The acknowledgement should read: "This study utilized data collected by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans: a long-term ecological consortium funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Some PISCO data are also provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-15T18:55:36 - NCEI Accession 0002039 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-12-13T16:17:29 - NCEI Accession 0002039 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2017-12-14T21:34:26 - NCEI Accession 0002039 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • temperature probe
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2017-12-15T03:23:30
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