Oceanographic temperature profiles from the HMS CHALLENGER in the Antarctic, North Atlantic and other locations from 1873-02-15 to 1876-05-06 (NODC Accession 0126754)

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From 1872 to 1876, the HMS Challenger sailed around the world studying ocean features such as ocean temperature and chemistry, wildlife, and sounding the ocean, discovering undersea features like seamounts and ocean trenches. This expedition marked the beginning of the modern study of oceanography.

The temperature and meteorology data were digitized from the historical cruise report at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/1895-Summary/htm/doc.html.
  • Cite as: Gould, W. John; National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (2015). Oceanographic temperature profiles from the HMS CHALLENGER in the Antarctic, North Atlantic and other locations from 1873-02-15 to 1876-05-06 (NODC Accession 0126754). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1873-02-15 to 1876-05-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.0667
S: -65.7
E: 19.4
W: 34.65
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-03-24
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
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Gould, W. John; National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (2015). Oceanographic temperature profiles from the HMS CHALLENGER in the Antarctic, North Atlantic and other locations from 1873-02-15 to 1876-05-06 (NODC Accession 0126754). 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 TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER 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
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Gould, W. John; National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (2015). Oceanographic temperature profiles from the HMS CHALLENGER in the Antarctic, North Atlantic and other locations from 1873-02-15 to 1876-05-06 (NODC Accession 0126754). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-03-24T20:09:10 - NCEI Accession 0126754 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
  • bottle
  • meteorological sensors
Platform
  • HMS CHALLENGER
Last Modified: 2017-10-20T16:24:18
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