Ocean currents, temperatures, and others measured by drifters and profiling floats for the Lagrangian Approach to Study the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep Circulation project 2011-07 to 2015-06 (NCEI Accession 0159562)

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This NCEI accession contains biological and physical oceanographic data from multiple instrumental packages. The data acquisition had two main elements: 1) a deep drifter study employing RAFOS floats and sound sources, which provided Lagrangian drifter tracks at 1500 and 2500 m nominal depth in the Gulf of Mexico; and 2) a profiling float study employing APEX floats, similar to the US Argo program, where CTD profiles are obtained at regularly spaced time intervals from freely drifting floats. The APEX profiling floats were additionally equipped with WetLabs optical sensors that measured chlorophyll, particle backscatter, and colored dissolved organic mater (CDOM) through the water column from the surface to 1500 m, and RAFOS acoustic receivers. The latter were used to monitor the four sound sources, and provide additional trajectories at 1500 m (the rest depth of the floats). The program was supported with remote sensing (sea-surface temperature and ocean color), and altimetry for mapping sea surface height (remote sensing data is not included on the DVD). Data files are in NetCDF and text formats.
  • Cite as: Hamilton, P.; Leidos (2017). Ocean currents, temperatures, and others measured by drifters and profiling floats for the Lagrangian Approach to Study the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep Circulation project 2011-07 to 2015-06 (NCEI Accession 0159562). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2011-07-01 to 2015-06-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 35
S: 19
E: -73
W: -98
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-10-24
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: Hamilton, P.; Leidos (2017). Ocean currents, temperatures, and others measured by drifters and profiling floats for the Lagrangian Approach to Study the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep Circulation project 2011-07 to 2015-06 (NCEI Accession 0159562). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 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 > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • 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 SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > OCEAN PLATFORM/OCEAN STATIONS > OCEAN PLATFORMS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
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: Hamilton, P.; Leidos (2017). Ocean currents, temperatures, and others measured by drifters and profiling floats for the Lagrangian Approach to Study the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep Circulation project 2011-07 to 2015-06 (NCEI Accession 0159562). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-10-24T16:47:38 - NCEI Accession 0159562 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • profiling floats
Platform
  • PROFILING FLOAT
Last Modified: 2017-10-24T21:23:26
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