Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1973-01-05 to 1974-02-23 (NCEI Accession 0163985)

browse graphicPreview graphic
The University of Washington maintained moorings off the coast of Washington as part of the Continental Shelf Experiment 1973-74. Moorings were kept out for longer time periods during the winter and summer and an attempt was made to maintain moorings at both an Inshore and an Offshore site. Speed and direction were measured and rotated to true North, then resolved into u and v components. Most of the current meters were Aanderaa meters but Braincon meters were used on the Westport mooring (WP). The Aanderaa meters had temperature sensors. Data was sampled in 10 or 20 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 and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1973-01-05 to 1974-02-23 (NCEI Accession 0163985). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
gov.noaa.nodc:0163985
Download Data
  • HTTPS (download)
    Navigate directly to the URL for data access and direct download.
  • FTP (download)
    These data are available through the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). You may use any FTP client to download these data.
Distribution Formats
  • Originator data format
Ordering Instructions Data may be searched and downloaded using online services provided by NCEI using the online resource URLs in this record. Contact NCEI Information Services for custom orders. When requesting data from NCEI, the desired data set may be referred to by the unique package identification number listed in this metadata record.
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Information Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period 1973-01-05 to 1974-02-23
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.84167
S: 46.40833
E: -124.30833
W: -124.835
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-07-06
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: UAU6X3
Purpose The Continental Shelf Experiment was originally 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 1973–1974 project was to study the winter and spring currents on the Washington continental shelf. In 1973 the University of Washington maintained 2 current meter moorings, Inshore, (IN), and Offshore (OF) during January and February 1973. A new mooring site was selected off Westport, WA (WP) in February 1973 to provide a cross shelf comparison. It was only occupied from February through March 1973. The IN mooring was also deployed March–June 1973 and again November 1973–February 1974. The OF mooring was deployed in March 1973 but was lost and subsequently not redeployed.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smith, J. Dugan (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1973-01-05 to 1974-02-23 (NCEI Accession 0163985). 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
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Smith, J. Dugan (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1973-01-05 to 1974-02-23 (NCEI Accession 0163985). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Fees
  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2017-07-06T17:23:10 - NCEI Accession 0163985 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
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
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:22:12
For questions about the information on this page, please email: NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov