Current direction, zooplankton, wind wave spectra, benthic organisms, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 18 October 1977 to 01 May 1979 (NODC Accession 7900270)

Current direction, zooplankton, benthic organisms, wind wave spectra, and other data were collected using moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico from February 17, 1981 to June 22, 1982. Data were submitted by Texas A&M University as part of the Brine Disposal project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the standard NODC F005- Current Meter Data, F028- Phytoplankton, F123- Fish Shellfish Resource, F124- Zooplankton, and F132- Benthic Organisms formats. Full format and format code descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-datafmts.html.

The F005 format is used for time series measurements of ocean currents obtained using moored current-measuring instruments, principally Aanderaa current meters (manufactured by Aanderaa Instruments Inc.). These data represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed mooring point and measure flow past the sensor. Position, water depth, and sensor depth are reported for each station. The data record comprises values of current direction and speed at specified date and time. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10-15 minute time intervals. Other environmental parameters may also be reported. These include: water temperature, salinity, conductivity, and transmissivity; wind direction and speed; and dominant wave direction, height, and period. A text field is available for optional comments.

The F124 format is used for data from sampling and analysis of marine zooplankton. Information on zooplankton abundance, distribution, and productivity derived from these data support studies of marine populations and ecosystems. Data reported may include: cruise information, position, date, and time of sampling; bottom depth, sampling depths, temperature, and salinity; gear type, volume of water filtered, total dry and wet weight, and other data for total haul; and data for subsamples by species. Data on zooplankton catch by species may include subsample size, zooplankton concentration, life history code, and numbers of adults, juveniles, eggs, and larvae. Estimated density of holoplankton and meroplankton and data on ichthyoplankton may also be reported. A text record is available for comments. Note: there are two options for reporting subsample counts of individuals at different life history stages. If life history codes are used, only number of adults should be reported on that record. Additional separate records should then be used to report number of juveniles and so on. Alternatively, life history codes may not be used and number of adults, juveniles, and so entered in the proper fields of a single record.

The F132 format contains data from field sampling or surveys of bottom dwelling marine organisms. The data provide information on species abundance, distribution, and biomass; they may have been collected by point sampling (grab or core), by tow (dredge, trawl or net), by photographic surveys, or by other methods. Cruise information such as vessel, start and end dates, investigator, and institution/agency; station numbers, positions and times; and equipment and methods are reported for each survey. Environmental data reported at each sampling site may include meteorological and sea surface conditions; surface and bottom temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen; and sediment characteristics. Number of individual organisms and total weight of organisms is reported for each species. A text record is available for comments.

The F191 format is used to report meteorological data and ocean wave spectra data from NDBO. The format contains seven data record types to: 1) Identify the buoy for position, duration, rate of sampling and heading. 2) Identify the meteorological parameters (temperature, pressure, weather, solar radiation, and surface waves). 3) Report time series frequency, density and resolution of waves. Each record is 120 characters in length, sorted by station and record type. The first nine columns for all records are to be used for file type (columns 1-3) and file identifier (column 4-9). The file identifier, to be assigned by the originator, is an unique originator id for each data submission. After submission, the NODC reassigns to this field an unique NODC identifier for internal use.
  • Cite as: Texas A&M University (2010). Current direction, zooplankton, wind wave spectra, benthic organisms, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 18 October 1977 to 01 May 1979 (NODC Accession 7900270). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1977-10-18 to 1979-05-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.7
S: 28.8
E: -91.7
W: -95.3
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
Edition 1.1
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
Note: 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).

Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information
accurately represents all available information from the legacy database
at the time that this description was created. However, proper
attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or
collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact
mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this
uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the
Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.

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accessions on an ongoing basis.


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Contact info:
Agency: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
PI: N/A
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: COLLEGE STATION
state: TX
postal: 77843-3146
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: DAMES AND MOORE, INC. - BETHESDA
Address:
address: 7101 WISCONSIN AVENUE
city: BETHESDA
state: MD
postal: 20814-4805
country: USA
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER
Address:
address: BLDG. 1100
city: STENNIS SPACE CENTER
state: MS
postal: 39529-6000
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: LGL LTD.; ALASKA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.
Address:
address: 101-4175 TUDOR CENTRE DRIVE
city: ANCHORAGE
state: AK
postal: 99507
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, INC.
PI: 16
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: FORT WORTH
state: TX
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Texas A&M University (2010). Current direction, zooplankton, wind wave spectra, benthic organisms, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 18 October 1977 to 01 May 1979 (NODC Accession 7900270). Version 1.1. 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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • 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/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > BUOYS > BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Current/Wind Meters > CURRENT METERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Magnetic/Motion Sensors > Accelerometers > ACCELEROMETERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Magnetic/Motion Sensors > Gravimeters > INCLINOMETERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Recorders/Loggers > SALINOMETERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Trawls/Nets > NETS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Trawls/Nets > PLANKTON NETS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Temperature/Humidity Sensors > Thermistors > THERMISTORS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Temperature/Humidity Sensors > Thermometers > THERMOMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Texas A&M University (2010). Current direction, zooplankton, wind wave spectra, benthic organisms, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 18 October 1977 to 01 May 1979 (NODC Accession 7900270). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T07:39:30 - NCEI Accession 7900270 v1.1 was published.
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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
  • accelerometer
  • biota surveys
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • current meter
  • inclinometer
  • laboratory analysis
  • meteorological sensors
  • meteorological sensors - coastal meteorological stations
  • mooring
  • net
  • net - zooplankton net
  • refractometer
  • salinometer
  • sediment sampler - corer
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • thermistor
  • thermometer
  • visual analysis
  • visual estimate
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
  • GUS III
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