Sound speed, water temperature, salinity and conductivity data from CTD taken from research vessels Sea Scout and C-Wolf in coastal waters of Texas, approaches to Galveston from 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13 (NCEI Accession 0174501)

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This data set contains CTD measurements of sound speed, water temperature, salinity and conductivity in coastal waters of Texas, Gulf of Mexico, approaches to Galveston from 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13. Casts were conducted at least twice a day on board the R/V Sea Scout and at least once a day on board the R/V C-Wolf. Dual CTD casts were obtained at least once a week to ensure a proper performance of sensors. Data from vessel Sea Scout and vessel CWolf contain salinity and conductivity, respectively. Data were collected under contract with the NOAA. Data are in cnv format.
  • Cite as: Galloway, Nicole; Levy, Tara; Oceaneering International Inc. (2018). Sound speed, water temperature, salinity and conductivity data from CTD taken from research vessels Sea Scout and C-Wolf in coastal waters of Texas, approaches to Galveston from 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13 (NCEI Accession 0174501). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0174501. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.3842
S: 29.2224
E: -94.5938
W: -94.8273
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-07-20
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: B0YU6K
Purpose These data were collected in support of multibeam data collection. Variations in the speed of sound through the water column will affect the path of the acoustic pulse transmitted from the multibeam system and therefore will affect the depth and position of soundings. The multibeam data collected was corrected for the water column sound speed in real-time using the multibeam control software.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Galloway, Nicole; Levy, Tara; Oceaneering International Inc. (2018). Sound speed, water temperature, salinity and conductivity data from CTD taken from research vessels Sea Scout and C-Wolf in coastal waters of Texas, approaches to Galveston from 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13 (NCEI Accession 0174501). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0174501. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Galloway, Nicole
  • Levy, Tara
  • Oceaneering International Inc.
Principal Investigators
  • Nicole Galloway
    Oceaneering International, Inc.
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Tara Levy
    Oceaneering International, Inc.
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
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 SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Galloway, Nicole; Levy, Tara; Oceaneering International Inc. (2018). Sound speed, water temperature, salinity and conductivity data from CTD taken from research vessels Sea Scout and C-Wolf in coastal waters of Texas, approaches to Galveston from 2017-09-14 to 2018-03-13 (NCEI Accession 0174501). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0174501. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-07-20T22:43:19Z - NCEI Accession 0174501 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Sound Speed (CTD) (calculated); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Seabird SBE 19plus CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Data from CTD (conductivity, temperature and pressure) sensor lowered through the water column to the seafloor. Resulting data uploaded, examined and used to calculate sound speed through water column.; Data Quality Method: Dual CTD casts were obtained and reviewed together as a quality control check to ensure proper working order. The difference between the sound speed measured by the CTD and the sound speed calculated at the multibeam transducer was monitored in the multibeam control software. A difference of more than 2 m/s indicated a new cast may need to be taken..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
Last Modified: 2018-07-21T03:44:29Z
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