Eastward and northward components of ocean current, water temperature, and others collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1977-10-07 to 1978-10-29 (NCEI Accession 0163986)

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As part of this project the University of Washington maintained 2 current meter moorings, Ocelot (OC) and Elephant (EL), from Oct. 1977 through Oct. 1978 across the continental slope at 45-20º N off Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast. All current meters were Aanderaa instruments. Speed and direction were measured and rotated to true North, then resolved into u and v components. All meters had temperature sensors. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, edited for spurious values then filtered with a half power point of about 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data. In several cases the speed sensor failed for short periods. These were filled by bridging the gap using spectral characteristics before and after the gap. For longer time periods the speed, u and v series were zero filled. Occasionally the entire speed series was not good. In those cases only the direction is included. Results from this study can be found in: Hickey, B.M. (1984) The fluctuating longshore pressure gradient on the Pacific Northwest shelf: A dynamical analysis. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14: 276-293. Huyer, A., R.L. Smith and B.M. Hickey (1984) Observations of a warm-core eddy off Oregon, January to March 1978, Deep-Sea Research, 31: 97-117. Data file format is plain text.
  • Cite as: Hickey, B. M. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current, water temperature, and others collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1977-10-07 to 1978-10-29 (NCEI Accession 0163986). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1977-10-07 to 1978-10-29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45.335
S: 45.32667
E: -124.13833
W: -124.79167
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: TLJKJT
Purpose The Slope Undercurrent Study was a Collaborative project between the University of Washington and Oregon State University sponsored by the National Science Foundation under awards OCE 77-08791 to the UW and OCE 77-07932 to OSU. The data provided was collected under the direction of Dr. Barbara Hickey, Principal Investigator, at the University of Washington. The purpose of the project was to obtain a detailed structure of the alongshelf flow across the shelf and slope in order to better understand the California Undercurrent.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Hickey, B. M. (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current, water temperature, and others collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1977-10-07 to 1978-10-29 (NCEI Accession 0163986). 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: National Science Foundation (NSF) OCE 77-08791
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, water temperature, and others collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1977-10-07 to 1978-10-29 (NCEI Accession 0163986). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-07-06T22:54:18 - NCEI Accession 0163986 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 meters (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: 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 20 minute intervals, edited for spurious values then filtered with a half power point of about 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data. In several cases the speed sensor failed for short periods. These were filled by bridging the gap using spectral characteristics before and after the gap. For longer time periods the speed, u and v series were zero filled.; 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: Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, edited for spurious values then filtered with a half power point of about 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
  • Data Type: CURRENT METER - SPEED (measured); Units: cm/sec; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Aandera RCM-4 (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured current directions and speeds. Some records had no useful directions in which case only speed was included. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, edited for spurious values then filtered with a half power point of about 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
  • Data Type: current meter direction (measured); Units: degrees True north; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Aandera RCM-4 (AA); Sampling and Analyzing Method: AA current meters measured current directions and speeds. Some records had no useful speeds in which case only direction was included. Data was sampled in 20 minute intervals, edited for spurious values then filtered with a half power point of about 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • current meter
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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