WATER TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE collected from R/V Point Sur in Entrance to the Gulf of California from 2013-04-19 to 2013-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0131072)

Hydrographic data were collected in Pescadero Basin (at the entrance to the Gulf of California) and subsequently along the West Coast of Baja California and Southern and Central California on R/V Point Sur from 19 April to 2 May 2013. Objectives of data collection were to measure both the exchange of waters between the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California and the variation of water properties in the California Undercurrent as it transported water along the 1000 m isobaths to the north. The purpose of this report is to provide summary listings of cruise data, a description of data collection and processing procedures, and a brief report of oceanographic conditions. Data collection included profiles of conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrients and ocean currents at fixed stations as well as underway observations of sea surface and atmospheric properties and ocean currents. In contrast to previous observations of cyclonic flow, a well-defined pattern of anticyclonic flow of upper waters was observed in Pescadero Basin with flow into the Gulf along Baja California and flow into the Pacific along Sinaloa.
  • Cite as: Thomas A. Rago; Rubén Castro-Valdez; Tetyana Margolina; Marguerite Blum; Ashley Wheeler; Curtis A. Collins (2016). WATER TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE collected from R/V Point Sur in Entrance to the Gulf of California from 2013-04-19 to 2013-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0131072). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2013-04-19 to 2013-05-02
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 35.4
S: 22.3
E: -106.6
W: -121.6
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-05-19
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
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 846BAB
Purpose See abstract.
Use Limitations
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Thomas A. Rago; Rubén Castro-Valdez; Tetyana Margolina; Marguerite Blum; Ashley Wheeler; Curtis A. Collins (2016). WATER TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE collected from R/V Point Sur in Entrance to the Gulf of California from 2013-04-19 to 2013-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0131072). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Thomas A. Rago
  • Rubén Castro-Valdez
  • Tetyana Margolina
  • Marguerite Blum
  • Ashley Wheeler
  • Curtis A. Collins
Principal Investigators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
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 > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • 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 COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Thomas A. Rago; Rubén Castro-Valdez; Tetyana Margolina; Marguerite Blum; Ashley Wheeler; Curtis A. Collins (2016). WATER TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE collected from R/V Point Sur in Entrance to the Gulf of California from 2013-04-19 to 2013-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0131072). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-05-19T14:49:24 - NCEI Accession 0131072 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - WATER [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD - specific model; Sampling and Analyzing Method: SeaBird911 plus; Data Quality Information: See data report.
  • Data Type: SALINITY (measured); Units: practical salinity unit; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD - specific model; Sampling and Analyzing Method: SeaBird 911 Plus; Data Quality Information: See data report.
  • Data Type: PRESSURE - WATER [HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: decibar; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: SeaBird 911 Plus; Data Quality Information: See data report.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • bottle
  • CTD
Platform
  • POINT SUR
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