Oceanographic and fisheries data collected from NOAA and academic research vessels, and commercial menhaden vessels in Gulf of Mexico from 1988-06-14 to 1991-06-22 (NCEI Accession 0156304)

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Oceanographic and fisheries data were collected during 1988 through 1991 through a multiagency research project to develop a remote sensing system to provide near real time image products to fishermen in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The data included surface water temperatures, salinities, and chlorophyll samples acquired by boats and vessels and fish catch information reported by menhaden spotter pilots and vessel captains. The environmental and fisheries data were acquired concurrently with overflights of the Airborne Ocean Color Imager (AOCI) carried on a Learjet operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The AOCI is a multispectral scanner and was configured with sensors to remotely sense water color in coastal and oceanic waters. The environmental and fisheries data were used to develop experimental data products that were distributed to fishermen in near real time. The study area encompassed the area from southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River to Marsh Island, Louisiana. These are only the fisheries and environmental data. Remotely sensed data are not available.
  • Cite as: May, Nelson (2016). Oceanographic and fisheries data collected from NOAA and academic research vessels, and commercial menhaden vessels in Gulf of Mexico from 1988-06-14 to 1991-06-22 (NCEI Accession 0156304). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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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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Time Period 1988-06-14 to 1991-06-22
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.31
S: 26
E: -83.5
W: -97.2
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-09-01
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: ARH7FG
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: May, Nelson (2016). Oceanographic and fisheries data collected from NOAA and academic research vessels, and commercial menhaden vessels in Gulf of Mexico from 1988-06-14 to 1991-06-22 (NCEI Accession 0156304). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • May, Nelson
Principal Investigators
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Funded by: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • 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 OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > THERMOCLINE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Submitter Keywords
  • Forel-ule number
  • Menhaden
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/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Submitter Platforms
  • Charter boats
  • Menhaden fishing vessels
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • SECCHI DISKS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Submitter Instrument
  • AOCI
  • Airborne Ocean Color Imager
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: May, Nelson (2016). Oceanographic and fisheries data collected from NOAA and academic research vessels, and commercial menhaden vessels in Gulf of Mexico from 1988-06-14 to 1991-06-22 (NCEI Accession 0156304). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-09-01T16:49:15 - NCEI Accession 0156304 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - SURFACE WATER [SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees fahrenheit; Observation Type: model output; Sampling Instrument: AOCI; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The locations and estimated sizes (in thousands of individuals) of menhaden schools in the northern Gulf of Mexico were recorded by spotter aircraft during the study. The location data were recorded as latitude and longitude coordinates and were taken from a Loran-C navigation system on board each aircraft. National Marine Fisheries Service field personnel located in Houma, Louisiana and Sulphur, Louisiana faxed copies of the flight records to Stennis Space Center where the data were manually entered into a database and checked for errors. Since the numbers of fish comprising each school were generally reported as ranges (e.g., 50,000 to 75,000 fish), the midpoint of the range was used as an estimate of school size. Adverse weather conditions sometimes limited the number of flights conducted by the spotter aircraft. Other schooling species were sighted by the spotter aircraft pilots but were excluded from the analysis. The AOCI imagery was processed with the Earth Resources Application Software package developed by NASA. SAS software was used to analyze the in-situ and remotely-sensed data and develop an experimental algorithm relating fish catches to chlorophyll concentrations. The algorithm was used in ELAS to generate a predictive map with an encoded coastline and graticule. Predictive values in the map were scaled from 1 to 100 to indicate a range of fishing success from low to high, respectively. The map was transferred to an electronic bulletin board where NMFS field personnel downloaded the image and distributed hardcopy versions of the data to the menhaden spotter pilots, usually by the following day.; Data Quality Information: Error traps were included in the SAS programs during the entire processing protocol to flag/catch any position data that was incorrectly coded or out of range.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • secchi disk
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
Platform
  • GYRE
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
  • OREGON II
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T13:03:41
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