Stokes drift, wind stress, wind and directional wave spectra from twelve buoy stations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific from 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06. (NCEI Accession 0175004)

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This accession contains years of simultaneous hourly buoy wind and directional wave spectra data in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific from 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06. Also included in this accession are the Stokes drift and u* ew where u* = (magnitude of the local windstress/water density)^1/2 and ew is a unit vector in the direction of the local wind, which are all estimated from the wind and directional wave spectra data. The wind observations were obtained from the National Data Buoy Center and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Observed directional wave spectra were obtained from the National Data Buoy Center and the Coastal Data Information Program. There are three netCDF files for each of the 12 stations in the study. The first two files contain the observed wind and directional wave spectra data. The third file contains processed wave spectra data, wind data and estimated Stokes drift and wind stress. The data are dense enough to be useful for the 20 year time period extending from 1996 through 2015.
  • Cite as: Clarke, Allan J; Van Gorder, Stephen; National Data Buoy Center; Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Coastal Data Information Program (2018). Stokes drift, wind stress, wind and directional wave spectra from twelve buoy stations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific from 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06. (NCEI Accession 0175004). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175004. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 50.1
S: 0
E: -84.516
W: -153.913
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-16
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: WCX8F2
Purpose These data were collected and created to support the study of the relationship of near-surface flow, Stokes drift and wind stress by Clarke and Van Gorder (2018).
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  • accessLevel: Public
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  • Cite as: Clarke, Allan J; Van Gorder, Stephen; National Data Buoy Center; Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Coastal Data Information Program (2018). Stokes drift, wind stress, wind and directional wave spectra from twelve buoy stations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific from 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06. (NCEI Accession 0175004). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175004. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Related Funding Agency: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
  • Related Funding Agency: Deep-C Research Consortium
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Provider Keywords
  • Stokes drift
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 > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Clarke, Allan J; Van Gorder, Stephen; National Data Buoy Center; Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Coastal Data Information Program (2018). Stokes drift, wind stress, wind and directional wave spectra from twelve buoy stations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific from 1973-06-22 to 2016-07-06. (NCEI Accession 0175004). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175004. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-08-16T13:30:11Z - NCEI Accession 0175004 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Stokes drift (calculated); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - moored buoy.
  • Parameter or Variable: wind stress (calculated); Units: Pa; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - moored buoy.
  • Parameter or Variable: DIRECTIONAL WAVE SPECTRA (measured); Units: m^2/Hz; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - moored buoy.
  • Parameter or Variable: Wind (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - moored buoy.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - moored - waverider
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • meteorological sensors
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:33:52Z
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