Current direction, chemical, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Buccaneer Oil Field project, 1975-12-12 to 1980-05-20 (NODC Accession 8000461)

Current direction, zooplankton, and other data were collected using moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico from December 12, 1975 to May 20, 1980. Data were submitted by National Marine Fisheries Service as part of the Buccaneer Oil Field project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the standard NODC standard F005- Current Meter Data, , C100- Oceanographic Station Data, and F124- Zooplankton formats. Full format descriptions are available from NODC homepage at http://www.noaa.nodc.gov.

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 Oceanographic Station Data format contains physical-chemical oceanographic data recorded at discrete depth levels. Most of the observations were made using multi-bottle Nansen casts or other types of water samplers. A small amount (about 5 percent) were obtained using electronic CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) or STD (salinity-temperature-depth) recorders. The CTD/STD data were reported to NODC at depth levels equivalent to Nansen cast data, however, and have been processed and stored the same as the Nansen data. Cruise information (e.g., ship, country, institution), position, date, and time, and reported for each station. The principal measured parameters and temperature and salinity , but dissolved oxygen, phosphate, total phosphorus, silicate, nitrate, nitrite, and pH may be reported. Meteorological conditions at the time of the cast (e.g., air temperature and pressure, wind, waves) may also be reported, as well as auxiliary data such as water color (Forel-Ule scale), water transparency (Secchi disk depth), and depth to bottom. Values of density (sigma-t) sound velocity, and dynamic depth anomaly are computed from measured parameters. Each station contains the measurements taken at the observed depth levels, but also includes data values interpolated to a set of standard depth levels.

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.
  • Cite as: Stathoplos, Linda; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2011). Current direction, chemical, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Buccaneer Oil Field project, 1975-12-12 to 1980-05-20 (NODC Accession 8000461). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
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Time Period 1975-12-12 to 1980-05-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31.3
S: 17
E: -81
W: -98
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-03
Edition 2.2
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 accession contains multidisciplinary data from the Buccaneer Oil
Field. Data was collected during the National Marine Fisheries
Service-NMFS (Louisiana) Buccaneer Oil and Gas Field study, formally
titled "Environmental Assessment of An Active Oil Field in the NW Gulf
of Mexico 1977-1980", Contract # EPA-IAG-DS-E693-E0.

Data were separated into 93 separate data types and a corresponding
data documentation form (DDF) was included for each type. Data types
include both physical and chemical oceanographic data,
zooplankton bacteria primary productivity
benthos sediments wind data
fishes bird sightings hydrology

Data was submitted to NODC on a 9-track, 1600 BPI magnetic tape in
EBCDIC. An NODC copy (W18789) was recorded on a 1600 BPI magnetic tape
in ASCII.

Each DDF describes the data collected, beginning and ending dates
of each study, platform name and type, and provides a record format
description and file identification.

The following is a list of the 93 file names, each corresponding
to an individual study, and the principal investigator of each study.
Due to space limitations, files 38-93 are described in the next LAID
record under the same NODC accession #8000461.

FILE #/STUDY TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR # STATIONS # RECORDS

1) Non-metal analysis Dr. Brian Middleditch 275 stations 3449 REC
*Note: the following is a continuation of file names and
principal investigators included in the Buccaneer Oil Field Study,
EPA Contract # EPA-IAG-DS-E693-E0. See the previous listing
in the LAID system for the names and principal investigators
of files 1-37.

All files were originally submitted on a 9-track, 1600 BPI
magnetic tape in EBCDIC. NODC copy (W18789) is in ASCII.
A separate DDF describing each study and the file format
was included in the documentation.

38) Suspended solids Dr. Larry Danek 45 stations 45 REC
39) Con. current meter Dr. Larry Danek 4997 stations 4997 REC
40) Meteorology Dr. Larry Danek 1478 stations 1478 REC
41) Wave gauge Dr. Larry Danek 215 stations 215 REC
42) Hydrocarbons/Sulfur Dr. Brian Middleditch 9211 station 9211 REC
43) Respirometry Randall Howard 95 stations 95 REC
44) Transmissometry Dr. Jim M. Brooks 4197 stations 4197 REC
45) Sus.
particulates Dr. Ernest Estesi 131 stations 769 REC
46) Bacteria enumer. Dr. Ronald Sizemore 37 stations 55 REC
47) Bacteria taxon. Dr. Ronald Sizemore 37 stations 182 REC

*Note: the following is a continuation of file names and
principal investigators included in the Buccaneer Oil Field
Study, EPA Contract # EPA-IAG-DS-E693-E0. See the previous
listing in the LAID system for the names and principal
investigators of files 1-84. All files were originally
submitted on a 9-track, 1600 BPI magnetic tape in EBCDIC.
NODC copy (W18789) is in ASCII. A separate DDF describing
each study and the file format was included in the documentation.

85) Fish determination Dr. Nick Fotheringham 3 stations 21 REC
86) Trace Metals Dr. John B. Anderson 167 stations 25 REC
87) Sediment Dr. John B. Anderson 97 stations 25 REC
88) Benthos Dr. Donald E. Harper 46 stations 25 REC

89) Demersal fish Neal Baxter 98 stations 25 REC
90) Bird data Dr. Gleen Aumann 4 stations 25 REC
91) Drift bottle rlse John Martin 5 stations 25 REC
92) Pelagic fish Dr. Lee Trent 70 stations 25 REC
93) Ichthyoplankton Dr. John Finucane 58 stations 25 REC





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.

To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all
accessions on an ongoing basis.


Points of contact for this data set include:
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE - WASHINGTON DC
PI: Stathoplos, Dr. Linda
Address:
address: 1335 EAST WEST HIGHWAY
city: SILVER SPRING
state: MD
postal: 20910
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE - BAY ST. LOUIS
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
PI: 196
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: BAY ST. LOUIS
state: MS
postal: 39529
country: USA
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE - PANAMA CITY
PI: 427
Address:
address: 3500 DELWOOD BEACH ROAD
city: PANAMA CITY
state: FL
postal: 32408
country: UNITED STATES

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Stathoplos, Linda; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2011). Current direction, chemical, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Buccaneer Oil Field project, 1975-12-12 to 1980-05-20 (NODC Accession 8000461). Version 2.2. 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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries 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
  • SHIPS
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: Stathoplos, Linda; US DOC/NOAA > National Marine Fisheries Service (2011). Current direction, chemical, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Buccaneer Oil Field project, 1975-12-12 to 1980-05-20 (NODC Accession 8000461). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-03-03T19:50:21 - NCEI Accession 8000461 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T19:50:21 - NCEI Accession 8000461 was revised and v2.2 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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  • 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.
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Platform
  • GUS III
  • KINGFISH
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
  • OREGON II
  • RACHEL CARSON
  • SEABOB
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