Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in the vicinity of Quinault Canyon in the North East Pacific Coast from 1979-04-28 to 1979-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0163893)

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The University of Washington deployed 9 current meter moorings in the vicinity of Quinault Canyon. Of those 9 moorings, 6 moorings were recovered with useful data: QC1, QC2, QC5, QC7, QC8, and QC10. QC3 was not deployed and QC4 and QC6 were not recovered. One instrument from QC9 was found on the beach at Brandon, OR, July 12 but it leaked and no data was recovered. Current meters used were primarily Aanderaa (AA) meters and 2 Vector Measuring Current Meters (VMCM) instruments. Unfiltered data from the VMCM instruments is not available and therefore not included in this set. The AA data was sampled in 20 minute intervals. Speed and direction were measured and rotated to true North. Data was first edited for spurious values, then speed and direction were independently filtered with a 5 point binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours and resolved into u and v components. Results from this project can be found in: Hickey, B.M. (1989) Patterns and processes of shelf and slope circulation. In: Landry, M.R. and B.M. Hickey (eds.), Coastal Oceanography of Washington and Oregon, pp. 41-115, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Data file format is plain text.
  • Cite as: Hickey, B.M. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in the vicinity of Quinault Canyon in the North East Pacific Coast from 1979-04-28 to 1979-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0163893). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1979-04-28 to 1979-08-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 47.47833
S: 47.11833
E: -124.545
W: -125.00833
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-07-05
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: TD9TGE
Purpose The Quinault Canyon 1979 project was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy Contract DE-AT06-76-EV-71025 to Dr. B. Hickey at the University of Washington. The purpose of this study was to provide information about the circulation in and around canyons and discover to what extent canyons affect the regional shelf circulation. This is important because Astoria and Quinault Canyon, located on the Washington coast, provide the primary conduits by which land derived sediments and pollutants reach the deep ocean. Canyons also enhance upwelling.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Hickey, B.M. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in the vicinity of Quinault Canyon in the North East Pacific Coast from 1979-04-28 to 1979-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0163893). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Hickey, B.M.
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Barbara Hickey
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: United States Department of Energy
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: Hickey, B.M. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in the vicinity of Quinault Canyon in the North East Pacific Coast from 1979-04-28 to 1979-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0163893). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-07-05T21:05:26 - NCEI Accession 0163893 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 current meters (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured current directions and magnitudes. Directions were rotated into degrees true north. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. Speed and direction were independently filtered with a 5 point binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours then resolved into u and v components.; 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 current meter (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured Temperature. Data was sampled in 20 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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