WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from MCCULLOCH, NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean and other waters from 1955-02-20 to 1966-08-31 (NODC Accession 6900257)

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MBT data were collected from NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV and Other Platforms in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project. Data were collected by US Navy; Ships of Opportunity and other institutions from 20 February 1955 to 31 August 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: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from MCCULLOCH, NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean and other waters from 1955-02-20 to 1966-08-31 (NODC Accession 6900257). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1955-02-20 to 1966-08-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60.7
S: -62.916667
E: -24.95
W: -91.416667
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
  • revision: 2013-03-18
Edition 1.2
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
The publication(s) listed below are related to the data collection and are available from the NOAA Central Library:

Track charts, cruise journals, bathymetry, and locations of observations : Atlantis cruise no. 294, July 8-18, 1963, Chief scientist, Davis A. Fahlquist; Atlantis cruise no. 296, August 3-13, 1963, chief scientist, John S. Reitzel : northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Woods Hole, Mass. : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1964. NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 9 April 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm48233825">Track charts, cruise journals, bathymetry, and locations of observations : Atlantis cruise no. 294, July 8-18, 1963, Chief scientist, Davis A. Fahlquist; Atlantis cruise no. 296, August 3-13, 1963, chief scientist, John S. Reitzel : northwest Atlantic Ocean</a>).

A. Conrad Neuman and Ana Densmore, 1959 Oceanographic Data from Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, ATLANTIS Cruise 242. Woods Hole, Mass. : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1966. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 13 January 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm18942379">Index charts to cruises conducted by members of the Geophysics Department : issue I - sections I to XIV, issue II - sections XV to XXVIII; North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Mediterranean and Red Seas 1958-1965</a>).

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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Contact info:
Agency: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE
PI: N/A
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: WOODS HOLE
state: MA
postal: 02543
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US NAVY; SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY
Address:
address: 4640 JEWEL ST., 204
city: SAN DIEGO
state: CA
postal: 92109-31331
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US COAST GUARD
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: GROTON
state: CT
postal: 06340
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US NAVY; NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE
Address:
address: 1002 BALCH BOULEVARD
city: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, BAY ST. LOUIS
state: MS
postal: 39522
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE - WASHINGTON DC
PI: 196
Address:
address: 1335 EAST WEST HIGHWAY
city: SILVER SPRING
state: MD
postal: 20910
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY
Address:
address: ROUTE 9W
city: PALISADES
state: NY
postal: 10964
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: DUKE UNIVERSITY
PI: 170
Address:
address: BOX 6665 COLLEGE STATION
city: BEAUFORT
state: NC
postal: 27708
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from MCCULLOCH, NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean and other waters from 1955-02-20 to 1966-08-31 (NODC Accession 6900257). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • WHOI > WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from MCCULLOCH, NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean and other waters from 1955-02-20 to 1966-08-31 (NODC Accession 6900257). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-17T20:42:04 - NCEI Accession 6900257 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-18T21:29:17 - NCEI Accession 6900257 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - MBT
Platform
  • ALBATROSS IV
  • ATLANTIS 1931-9/63
  • ATLANTIS II
  • EASTWARD
  • GILLISS
  • MCCULLOCH
  • USS PINNACLE
  • USS WILTSIE
  • VEMA
Last Modified: 2017-08-01T13:44:28
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