NODC Standard Product: Gulf of Mexico hydrographic data and marine mammal data (NODC Accession 0095924)

This CD-ROM was produced in cooperation with the Texas A&M University (TAMU), Department of Oceanography. It includes hydrographic and marine mammal sighting data for the Gulf of Mexico. The marine mammal data is from the GulfCet Program sponsored by the U.S. Minerals Management Service and headquartered at the TAMU Galveston Campus.

The files on this CD-ROM are divided into two data groups: AMU-GULFCET and TAMU-OCEANOGRAPHY. The TAMU-GULFCET hydrographic data were collected in 1992-1993 by researchers from the Texas Institute of Oceanography and TAMU-Galveston during the course of a field program to study the distribution and abundance of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the north-central and western Gulf of Mexico. The GULFCET/MAMMALS files contain cetacean sighting data from eight seasonal aerial surveys, four spring ship surveys conducted by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and seven TAMU ship surveys.

The TAMU-OCEANOGRAPHY hydrographic data were collected over a broader area of the Gulf of Mexico during the period 1987-1995. The data have been drawn together from 46 cruises over the 9-year period and consist of CTD, XBT, and bottle data as well as some processed data parameters such as dynamic height and splined XBT data.

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  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Gulf of Mexico hydrographic data and marine mammal data (NODC Accession 0095924). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1987-03-01 to 1995-07-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31
S: 20
E: -82
W: -99
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-12-03
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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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Gulf of Mexico hydrographic data and marine mammal data (NODC Accession 0095924). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GULFCET II > Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Project II
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Gulf of Mexico hydrographic data and marine mammal data (NODC Accession 0095924). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-12-03T23:25:52 - NCEI Accession 0095924 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 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
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • Temperature Sensors
Platform
  • ANTARES
  • GYRE
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