Eastward and northward components of ocean current and water temperature collected from moorings in North East Pacific Coast from 1981-08-18 to 1981-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0164211)

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The University of Washington maintained 7 current meter moorings, UPI-1, UPI-1 surface (UPI-1S), UPI-2, UPI-3, UPI-3 surface (UPI-3S), UPI-4, UPI-5, from Aug. 18, 1981 through Sept. 5, 1981 off the Washington coast. Current meters were a mix of Aanderaa (AA) and Vector Measuring Current Meters (VMCM) instruments. The AA meters measured speed and direction and temperature with a sample interval of 10 minutes. Speed and direction were independently filtered with a 9 point binomial filter spanning approximately 1.5 hours then resolved into u and v components. The VMCM data was sampled in 4 minute intervals. The u, v time series data were edited for spurious values. Both the AA and VMCM edited data was filtered with a half power point of approximately 2.5 hours and in some cases interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data. Temperature time series, when available, were edited for spurious values, and left as 10 minute samples. Results from this project can be found in: Hickey, B.M. (1989) Patterns and Processes of Circulation Over the Washington Continental Shelf and Slope. In: Landry, M.R. and B.M. Hickey (eds.), Coastal Oceanography of Washington and Oregon, pp. 41-115, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Hermann, A., B.M. Hickey, M. Landry and D. Winter (1989) Coastal Upwelling Dynamics. In: Landry, M.R. and B.M. Hickey (eds.), Coastal Oceanography of Washington and Oregon, pp. 211-253, 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 North East Pacific Coast from 1981-08-18 to 1981-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0164211). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1981-08-18 to 1981-09-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 47.17667
S: 47.09
E: -124.26167
W: -124.96
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-07-19
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: D2BBJE
Purpose The UPI project was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy Contract DE-AT06-76-EV-71025 to Drs. B. Hickey & J. Dungan Smith at the University of Washington. The purpose of this study was to discover the interactions between wind, current, nutrient and biomass during coastal 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 North East Pacific Coast from 1981-08-18 to 1981-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0164211). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Hickey, B.M.
Contributors
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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 North East Pacific Coast from 1981-08-18 to 1981-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0164211). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-07-19T16:58:18 - NCEI Accession 0164211 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 instruments measured current direction and magnitude. Directions were rotated into degrees true north. 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. The u and v components of velocity were filtered with a half power point of approximately 2.5 hours and decimated to hourly values. In some cases the hourly values were interpolated to even hours.; 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 instruments 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.
  • Data Type: u and v components of velocity (Calculated) (calculated); Units: cm/sec; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Vector Measuring Current Meter (VMCM); Sampling and Analyzing Method: VMCM instruments measure the x and y vector of the horizontal water velocity and a compass heading. The compass heading allows the x and y vector to be rotated into a north-south and east-west coordinate pair. Directions were rotated into degrees true north. Data was sampled in 4 minute intervals, then edited for spurious values. The u and v components of velocity were filtered with a half power point of approximately 2.5 hours and decimated to hourly values. In some cases the hourly values were interpolated to even hours.; Data Quality Information: Data were plotted and visually inspected for spurious values.
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Instrument
  • current meter
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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