Surface Current Velocity in Chukchi Sea - NW Coast of Alaska from 2012-08-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0172102)

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Surface current velocities representative of the upper 2 m of the water column were collected in the northeastern Chukchi Sea using high-frequency radar systems during the ice free seasons of 2012 - 2014. Hourly data from August through October of each year are included at a spatial resolution of 6 km.
  • Cite as: Potter, Rachel A; Fang, Ying-Chih; Weingartner, Thomas J (2019). Surface Current Velocity in Chukchi Sea - NW Coast of Alaska from 2012-08-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0172102). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0172102. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-08-01 to 2014-10-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.7
S: 69.6
E: -152.1
W: -166.4
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-04-17
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 4LN635
Purpose These data were collected in support of BOEM OCE Study 2017-065 entitled "Characterization of the Circulation on the Continental Shelf Areas of the Northeastern Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas" in order to evaluate general circulation patterns as well as surface v subsurface flow.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Potter, Rachel A; Fang, Ying-Chih; Weingartner, Thomas J (2019). Surface Current Velocity in Chukchi Sea - NW Coast of Alaska from 2012-08-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0172102). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0172102. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Potter, Rachel A
  • Fang, Ying-Chih
  • Weingartner, Thomas J
Principal Investigators
  • Thomas Weingartner
Collaborators
  • Ying-Chih Fang
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Rachel Potter
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - BOEM)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Potter, Rachel A; Fang, Ying-Chih; Weingartner, Thomas J (2019). Surface Current Velocity in Chukchi Sea - NW Coast of Alaska from 2012-08-01 to 2014-10-31 (NCEI Accession 0172102). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0172102. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-04-17T17:50:09Z - NCEI Accession 0172102 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Surface Current Velocity (measured); Units: cm/s; Observation Category: remote sensing; Sampling Instrument: radar - high frequency oceanographic; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Surface currents were measured at 6km spatial resolution using 4 - 5 MHz CODAR Ocean Sensors radar systems (Paduan and Washburn, 2013).; Data Quality Method: One-dimensional radial currents >150 cm/s were flagged, as were velocities exceeding three standard deviations from the temporal mean of each point before calculating the two-dimensional surface current velocity. Optimal interpolation was applied to the data set following Kim et al. (2008). Grid points were to have >60% temporal coverage and a normalized skill of >0.7 following Fang et al. (2015)..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • radar - high frequency oceanographic
Last Modified: 2019-04-17T21:48:23Z
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