Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1971-02-03 to 1971-11-15 (NCEI Accession 0163565)

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The University of Washington maintained an Inshore and Offshore mooring off the coast of Washington as part of the Continental Shelf Experiment 1971. Most of the current meters used were Braincon type 381 (14), but 5 Aanderaa model RCM-4s were introduced on the October moorings. Speed and direction were measured and rotated to true North, then resolved into u and v components. The Aanderaa meters had temperature sensors. Data was sampled in 10 minute intervals and edited for spurious values. A more complete description of the data can be found in: Smith, Hickey, Beck, 1976, Observations from moored current meters on the Washington Continental Shelf from February 1971 to February 1974, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography, Special Report 65. Data file format is plain text.
  • Cite as: Smith, J. Dugan (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1971-02-03 to 1971-11-15 (NCEI Accession 0163565). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1971-02-03 to 1971-11-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.8333
S: 46.41333
E: -124.33333
W: -124.83333
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-06-27
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: 1EU5WA
Purpose The Continental Shelf Experiment was sponsored by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission under contract No. AT(45-1)-1725, TA 25 to Dr. J. Dugan Smith, Principal Investigator, at the University of Washington.The purpose of the 1971 project was to obtain full vertical profiles during all seasons from the same station on the central shelf. For this project the University of Washington maintained 1 current meter mooring, Inshore, (IN), during February, July and October 1971. An offshore mooring, (OS), was added in October.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smith, J. Dugan (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1971-02-03 to 1971-11-15 (NCEI Accession 0163565). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Smith, J. Dugan
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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
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. Dugan (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current velocity and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1971-02-03 to 1971-11-15 (NCEI Accession 0163565). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-06-27T20:49:08 - NCEI Accession 0163565 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 type 381 current meters (BR), Aanderaa RCM-4 current meters (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: BR and AA 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 10 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. A more complete description of the data can be found in: Smith, Hickey, Beck, 1976, Observations from moored current meters on the Washington Continental Shelf from February 1971 to February 1974, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography, Special Report 65.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Aanderaa RCM-4 (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured Temperature. Data was sampled in 10 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. A more complete description of the data can be found in: Smith, Hickey, Beck, 1976, Observations from moored current meters on the Washington Continental Shelf from February 1971 to February 1974, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography, Special Report 65.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • current meter
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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