Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1967-09-01 to 1969-10-16 (NCEI Accession 0163399)

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The University of Washington recovered 8 current meters, B,C,N,O,S,V,Z,AA deployed on the continental shelf off the Washington coast. Current meters used were Braincon (BR) instruments measuring speed and direction. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. Smoothing was done on the components of the velocity vector, using a 9 point binomial filter. Data file format is plain text.
  • Cite as: Smith, J. D. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1967-09-01 to 1969-10-16 (NCEI Accession 0163399). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1967-09-01 to 1969-10-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.41667
S: 46.39167
E: -124.235
W: -124.36667
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-06-20
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: WX07DG
Purpose The Shelf Observations near the Columbia River Mouth project 1967–1969 was sponsored by the United States Atomic Energy Commission Contract AT(45-1)-1725 to Dr. C. Barnes at the University of Washington. The purpose of this study was to directly measure the current directions and magnitudes on the continental shelf off the coast of Washington. Project information and recovery notes are from T.S. Hopkins, 1971, Velocity, Temperature, and Pressure Observations from Moored Meters on the Shelf Near the Columbia River Mouth, 1967–1969, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography, Special Report 45.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smith, J. D. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1967-09-01 to 1969-10-16 (NCEI Accession 0163399). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Smith, J. D.
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Barbara Hickey
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US Atomic Energy Commission
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
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
  • UWA/OCEAN > School of Oceanography, University of Washington
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
  • CURRENT METERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Smith, J. D. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1967-09-01 to 1969-10-16 (NCEI Accession 0163399). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-06-20T00:40:17 - NCEI Accession 0163399 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: u and v components of velocity (calculated); Units: cm/sec; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Braincon current meters; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Braincon current meters measured current directions and magnitudes. Directions were rotated to true north and u (eastward), v (northward) components of velocity were computed. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. Smoothing was done on the components of the velocity vector using a 9 point binomial filter. Project information and recovery notes are from T. S. Hopkins, 1971, Velocity, Temperature, and Pressure Observations from Moored Meters on the Shelf Near the Columbia River Mouth, 1967-1969, University of Washington, Dept. of Oceanography, Special Report 45.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • current meter
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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