Oceanographic data collected during the Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect (abyss2004) on RV Seward Johnson in Charleston Bump from August 19, 2004 - September 1, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072309)

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The diverse ocean-bottom habitats off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia support a corresponding diversity of organisms. An imaginary line, or transect, running from the coast of Georgia to the edge of the continental shelf off South Carolina would cross these habitats: coastal sands washed down from the land; emergent, hard-bottom, rocky outcrops on the continental shelf; the soft muddy sediments on the upper Florida-Hatteras Slope; and the complex bottom topography of the Charleston Bump on the Blake Plateau. Beyond the Blake Plateau lies the deep ocean, or the abyss.

The waters overlying the transect change as well. They become increasingly less influenced by local climate and runoff from the land, and more influenced by tropical currents of the Gulf Stream, as you move offshore.

Scientists on the Estuary to the Abyss Expedition will research the habitats and fauna along this line, which we refer to as the "Latitude 31-30 Transect." Sponsored by the NOAA Office of Exploration, the expedition team will work aboard Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's research vessel, the Seward Johnson, which carries and deploys the deep submersible vehicle, the Johnson-Sea-Link II.

For nearly a half-century, fishery scientists and marine ecologists have conducted research and monitoring of many of the near-shore marine and estuarine habitats off the coast of the southeastern U.S. Historically, most of these research efforts have been aimed at waters inshore of the Florida-Hatteras Slope, where productive shelf waters support important fisheries for snappers, groupers, and other reef fishes. The deeper waters beyond the Florida-Hatteras Slope have been studied less.

The Estuary to the Abyss cruise will concentrate on deeper waters (those greater than 400 m) along the transect. Our research will complement previous studies of shallow-water faunas. We will examine changes in faunas that occur with increasing depth and distance offshore.

The exploration along this transect will also help us understand the influence of several variables -- including distance from land (and its human inhabitants), bottom type, and overlying water masses -- on the assemblages of organisms that dwell on the bottom.

Overall, we will expand our knowledge of bottom faunas from the estuary to the deep sea.
  • Cite as: Marine Resources Research Institute (2011). Oceanographic data collected during the Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect (abyss2004) on RV Seward Johnson in Charleston Bump from August 19, 2004 - September 1, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072309). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2004-08-19 to 2004-09-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.70777
S: 27.46133
E: -77.1372
W: -80.75579
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-12-28
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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The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Expedition produced the following data: Cruise Plan, Quick Look Report, Video Annotations Logs, 14 Dive Summaries, 177 Digital Images, Ship Navigation Data (GPS1, GPS2, Gyrocompass), Ship Sensor Raw Data (ADCP, Bongo, CTD, CTD_SCDNR, Knudsen, Vids), Johnson Sea Link 2 Submersible Navigation Data and Submersible Sensor Raw Data (CTD).

Other NOAA offices hold the data that NODC has not archived under this Accession.
Purpose Basic research
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  • Cite as: Marine Resources Research Institute (2011). Oceanographic data collected during the Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect (abyss2004) on RV Seward Johnson in Charleston Bump from August 19, 2004 - September 1, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072309). 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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Ocean Exploration
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/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SUBMARINE
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • BAROMETERS
  • COMPASSES
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • SALINOMETERS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Limits of the Oceans and Seas
  • Charleston Bump
  • North Atlantic Ocean
Originator Place Keywords
  • Charleston Bump
  • North Atlantic Ocean
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  • Cite as: Marine Resources Research Institute (2011). Oceanographic data collected during the Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect (abyss2004) on RV Seward Johnson in Charleston Bump from August 19, 2004 - September 1, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072309). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-12-28T20:12:59 - NCEI Accession 0072309 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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Instrument
  • ADCP
  • barometers
  • compass
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • flow meter
  • fluorometer
  • GPS
  • gyrocompass
  • meteorological sensors
  • salinometer
  • Temperature Sensors
Platform
  • Johnson-Sea-Link II
  • SEWARD JOHNSON
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