Currents, Temperature, Salinity, and Sea Ice measurements from moorings in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, 2010-2015 (NCEI Accession 0160090)

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From August 2010 – September 2012, six moorings (BC1 inshore to BC6 offshore), spaced ~13 km apart, spanned the head of Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, Alaska. Each mooring contained an upward looking 300 or 600 kHz Teledyne ADCP and a temperature/conductivity/pressure (T/C/P) recorder (Seabird SBE-37 or SBE-19). Moorings BC-2 through BC-5 included bottom tracking for measuring ice keel depths and ice drift. Bottom-tracking was inactive on BC-1 and BC-6 because these included directional wave firmware. The T/C/P and ADCP were housed in a float situated ~4 m above bottom. BC1, the mooring nearest to the coast, was deployed in a water depth of 31 m with its instruments mounted 1-m above the bottom in a SeaSpider frame. The compact mooring design minimized damage from nearshore ice keels that can exceed 25 m depth. After recovering the array in 2012, we deployed a single mooring (BC2) in 3 succeeding years.
  • Cite as: Weingartner, Thomas; Statscewich, Hank; Stoudt, Chase; Dobbins, Elizabeth (2017). Currents, Temperature, Salinity, and Sea Ice measurements from moorings in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, 2010-2015 (NCEI Accession 0160090). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2010-08-17 to 2015-08-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 71.2045
S: 70.8533
E: -159.6667
W: -161.0816
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-11-13
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: BYWX9P
Purpose This data set was collected as one component of a project designed to provide an improved understanding of the physical oceanography of the northeastern Chukchi shelf and exchanges between the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort shelves and the adjacent basin. The program used high-frequency, shore-based, surface current mapping radars (HFR), autonomous underwater vehicles (gliders), satellite-tracked drifters, year-round moored oceanographic instruments, meteorological buoys, and hydrographic data from shipboard measurements to measure the time-varying surface and sub-surface circulation and hydrography of the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort shelves and shelfbreak. In aggregate, the results can be used to guide the development and evaluation of oil spill trajectory models and provide insights on processes relevant to the functioning of the marine ecosystem. BASIC RESEARCH
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Weingartner, Thomas; Statscewich, Hank; Stoudt, Chase; Dobbins, Elizabeth (2017). Currents, Temperature, Salinity, and Sea Ice measurements from moorings in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, 2010-2015 (NCEI Accession 0160090). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Weingartner, Thomas
  • Statscewich, Hank
  • Stoudt, Chase
  • Dobbins, Elizabeth
Principal Investigators
  • Thomas Weingartner
    University of Alaska - Fairbanks; Institute of Marine Science (UAK/IMS)
Collaborators
  • Elizabeth Dobbins
    University of Alaska - Fairbanks; Institute of Marine Science (UAK/IMS)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Hank Statscewich
    University of Alaska - Fairbanks; Institute of Marine Science (UAK/IMS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - BOEM)
  • Related Funding Agency: Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) of the State of Alaska
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 CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • MOORINGS
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 > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Weingartner, Thomas; Statscewich, Hank; Stoudt, Chase; Dobbins, Elizabeth (2017). Currents, Temperature, Salinity, and Sea Ice measurements from moorings in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, 2010-2015 (NCEI Accession 0160090). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-11-13T15:38:22 - NCEI Accession 0160090 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • CTD - moored CTD
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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