Current direction data from moored current meter casts in the Delaware Bay from 1976-02-23 to 1985-09-23 (NODC Accession 8600005)

Current direction data were collected using moored current meter casts in the Delaware Bay from February 23, 1976 to September 23, 1985. Data were submitted by National Ocean Service (NOS). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Current Meter Data (F005) format. Full current meter moorings descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f005.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.
  • Cite as: Muirhead, Charles R; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2011). Current direction data from moored current meter casts in the Delaware Bay from 1976-02-23 to 1985-09-23 (NODC Accession 8600005). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1976-02-23 to 1985-09-23
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 40
S: 34.6
E: -72
W: -76.7
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
These data files are in NODC F005 format. This format is described at
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f005.html
and the codes used in this format are listed at
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f005.txt.

Mr. C.R. Muirhead of National Ocean Service (NOS), Rockville, MD
submitted these data. This submission comprises of two data sets. The
first data set are the Eulerian Current measurements from Beaufort
Inlet. These data were collected as part of the Beaufort Inlet
Circulation Survey done from February to May 1976. These data have been
processed and are availabale in NODC format F005. More information
regarding this format is available in the following URL:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f005.html

The other data set contains data which were collected as part of the
Delaware Inlet Circulation Survey. Delaware Bay was sampled from
February to May 1985. Only temperature data were submitted.

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.


Points of contact for this data set include:
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PI: Muirhead, Charles
Address:
address: 6001 EXECUTIVE BLVD.
city: ROCKVILLE
state: MD
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
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: Muirhead, Charles R; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2011). Current direction data from moored current meter casts in the Delaware Bay from 1976-02-23 to 1985-09-23 (NODC Accession 8600005). 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 Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
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/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
  • BUOYS
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CURRENT METERS
  • THERMISTORS
  • TIDE GAUGES
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Muirhead, Charles R; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2011). Current direction data from moored current meter casts in the Delaware Bay from 1976-02-23 to 1985-09-23 (NODC Accession 8600005). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-03T20:16:07 - NCEI Accession 8600005 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T20:16:08 - NCEI Accession 8600005 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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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
  • current meter
  • mooring
  • thermistor
  • tide gauge
Platform
  • FERREL
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2016-11-18T15:37:22
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