Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS FORTIFY in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1966-10-05 to 1966-11-09 (NCEI Accession 6600047)

MBT data were collected from the USS FORTIFY in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project. Data were collected by US Navy; Ships of Opportunity from 05 October 1966 to 09 November 1966. The platform was equipped and staffed to observe weather and sea conditions. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/bt.html.

The UBT file format is used for temperature-depth profile data obtained using the mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) instrument. The maximum depth of MBT observations is approximately 285 m. Therefore, MBT data are useful only in studying the thermal structure of the upper layers of the ocean. Cruise information, date, position, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Temperature data in this file are recorded at uniform 5 m depth intervals.
  • Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2016). Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS FORTIFY in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1966-10-05 to 1966-11-09 (NCEI Accession 6600047). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1966-10-05 to 1966-11-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 26.2
S: 11.2
E: 142.3
W: 109
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-11-18
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy document - document archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Note: Digital data is not available at this time, August 2007.

Note: Preliminary metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all accessions on an ongoing basis. Metadata were updated in August of 2007.

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Agency: US NAVY; SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY
PI: N/A
Address:
address: 4640 JEWEL ST., 204
city: SAN DIEGO
state: CA
postal: 92109-31331
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2016). Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS FORTIFY in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1966-10-05 to 1966-11-09 (NCEI Accession 6600047). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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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 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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2016). Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS FORTIFY in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1966-10-05 to 1966-11-09 (NCEI Accession 6600047). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - MBT
Platform
  • USS FORTIFY
Last Modified: 2016-11-18T13:36:45
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