Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1972-01-05 to 1972-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0163797)

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In 1972 the University of Washington maintained 2 current meter moorings, Inshore, (IN), and Offshore (OF) during January, July, and August 1972. In addition, a joint project with the Pacific Oceanographic Laboratory (currently known as the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, PMEL) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was completed in September 1972 and provided a two-month record of temperature and currents over the Washington continental shelf and slope at three moorings (S6, S8, S11). During this period similar observations were made by the Coastal Upwelling Experiment (CUE) over the Oregon shelf. These two data sets, one off Washington, the other off Oregon, resulted in a better understanding of continental shelf processes. Current meters used were Aanderaa model RCM-4 (27), Braincon type 381 (20) and 3 vector averaging current meters (VACM). The Aanderaa (AA) and Braincon (BR) instruments belonged to the University of Washington, while the VACM instruments belonged to NOAA. The AA and BR current meters measured speed and direction, which was rotated to true North, then resolved into u and v components. The AA meters had temperature sensors. AA meters sampled at 10 minute intervals, BRs sampled at 10 or 20 minute intervals, and the VACM meters sampled at 3.75 minute intervals. Data has been edited for spurious values. Speed and direction data from the AA and BR meters were independently filtered with a 5 point (used when interval is 20 minutes) or 9 point (used when interval is 10 minutes) binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours then resolved into u and v components. A more complete description of the AA and BR 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.D.; Barbee, W. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1972-01-05 to 1972-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0163797). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1972-01-05 to 1972-09-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.855
S: 46.41333
E: -124.33333
W: -125.28833
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-06-30
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: JL8XCR
Purpose The Continental Shelf Experiment was sponsored by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission under contract designator AT 45-1-2225-TA-25 to Dr. J. Dugan Smith, Principal Investigator, at the University of Washington. The purpose of the 1972 work for the Energy Research & Development Administration was to keep moorings out for longer time periods during the winter and summer and to maintain moorings at both an Inshore and an Offshore site.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smith, J.D.; Barbee, W. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1972-01-05 to 1972-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0163797). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Smith, J.D.
  • Barbee, W.
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.D.; Barbee, W. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1972-01-05 to 1972-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0163797). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-06-30T17:11:21 - NCEI Accession 0163797 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: Aanderaa RCM-4 current meter (AA), Braincon type 381 current meter (BR), Vector Averaging current meter (VACM); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA and BR current meters measured current directions and magnitudes. Directions were rotated into degrees true north. AA data was sampled in 10 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. Speed and direction were independently filtered with a 9 point binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours then resolved into u and v components. BR data was sampled in 10 or 20 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. Speed and direction were independently filtered with a 5 point (used when interval is 20 minutes) or 9 point (used when interval is 10 minutes) binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours then resolved into u and v components. VACM data was originally sampled in 3.75 minute intervals. VACM data included here is 60 minute data.; 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 current meter (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured Temperature. Data was sampled in 10 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • current meter
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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