Temperature and salinity profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and CTD casts from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and other Platforms from Coastal Waters of Washington/Oregon and other locations in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) from 1977-07-12 to 1983-07-26 (NODC Accession 8300102)

XBT and CTD data were collected from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and other Platforms in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US DOC; NOAA; National Ocean Service - Silver Spring (NOS) and other institutions from 12 July 1977 to 26 July 1983. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) and the F022 CTD formats. Full format descriptions are available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-datafmts.html.

The UBT file format is used for temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles at depths of about 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Cruise information, position, date, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT data file, in which temperature values are recorded at uniform 5m intervals, the XBT Data File contains temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths are at a minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to record the temperature curve to an acceptable degree of accuracy. On output, however, the user may request temperature values either at inflection points or interpolated to uniform depth increments.

The F022 format contains high-resolution data collected using CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) and STD (salinity-temperature-depth) instruments. As they are lowered and raised in the oceans, these electronic devices provide nearly continuous profiles of temperature, salinity, and other parameters. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering or obtained by interpolation and may be reported at depth intervals as fine as 1m. Cruise and instrument information, position, date, time and sampling interval are reported for each station. Environmental data at the time of the cast (meteorological and sea surface conditions) may also be reported. The data record comprises values of temperature, salinity or conductivity, density (computed sigma-t), and possibly dissolved oxygen or transmissivity at specified depth or pressure levels. Data may be reported at either equally or unequally spaced depth or pressure intervals. A text record is available for comments.
  • Cite as: University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2011). Temperature and salinity profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and CTD casts from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and other Platforms from Coastal Waters of Washington/Oregon and other locations in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) from 1977-07-12 to 1983-07-26 (NODC Accession 8300102). 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
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Time Period 1977-07-12 to 1983-07-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 54.1
S: 6.8
E: 138.6
W: -176.3
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
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: SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY
PI: N/A
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: LA JOLLA
state: CA
postal: 92093-0955
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Address:
address: OCEAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 104
city: CORVALLIS
state: OR
postal: 97331-5503
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 DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE - SEATTLE
Address:
address: 7600 SAND POINT WAY, NE
city: SEATTLE
state: WA
postal: 98115
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE - NARRAGANSETT
Address:
address: 28 TARZWELL DRIVE
city: NARRAGANSETT
state: RI
postal: 02882
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
PI: 521
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: UPTON
state: NY
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES

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Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2011). Temperature and salinity profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and CTD casts from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and other Platforms from Coastal Waters of Washington/Oregon and other locations in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) from 1977-07-12 to 1983-07-26 (NODC Accession 8300102). 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 > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • 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/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Ocean 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 > SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • CODE > Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment
  • IGOSS > Integrated Global Ocean Services System
  • NEMP > Northeast Monitoring Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2011). Temperature and salinity profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and CTD casts from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN and other Platforms from Coastal Waters of Washington/Oregon and other locations in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) from 1977-07-12 to 1983-07-26 (NODC Accession 8300102). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-03T20:02:21 - NCEI Accession 8300102 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T20:02:22 - NCEI Accession 8300102 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • CTD
Platform
  • AUDREY LYNN
  • BADGER
  • CAPE HENLOPEN
  • MILLER FREEMAN
  • THOMAS WASHINGTON
  • USS GALLERY
  • WECOMA
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