Temperature and pressure data collected using drifting buoy and profiling floats from the North Atlantic Ocean in part of the IDOE/POLYMODE (International Decade of Ocean Exploration / combination of USSR POLYGON project and US MODE) from 1975-01-10 to 1981-05-31 (NODC Accession 8700121)

Temperature and pressure data were collected using drifting buoy and profiling floats from CHAIN, GILLISS, OCEANUS, and ENDEAVOR from the North Atlantic Ocean from January 10, 1975 to May 31, 1981. Data were submitted by University of Rhode Island; Graduate School of Oceanography in a part of the IDOE/POLYMODE (International Decade of Ocean Exploration / combination of USSR POLYGON project and US MODE).

This data set consists of 65 SOFAR float deployments and contains data collected from 1975-81. Included in the documentation is a manuscript titled "SOFAR Float Pilot Studies in the Western North Atlantic 1975-1981- Data Report" by Renee M. O'Gara, H. Thomas Rossby and Diane L. Spain. Technical Report Ref. no. 82-3. This report covers the first 30 floats. Deployments were from the following ships: CHAIN-127, GILLISS 76, OCEANUS-15, ENDEAVOR-07, and ENDEAVOR-13.

Floats 32-91 are described in the technical report titled "SOFAR Float Data Report of the Polymode Local Dynamics Experiment", Ref. no. 34-T. These floats were deployed during the R/V GYRE cruise (78-G-6). This research program was funded by the National Science Foundation under grants IDO75-18930, OCE-7818662, OCE-79-26187 and partly by the Office of Naval Research Contract no OO14-76-C-0226.

*Note: Although the documentation describes the Deployment of 91 SOFAR floats total, only 65 were actually recovered. Data from the recovered floats and their identification numbers are included in the documentation. Current direction was reported as U/V components; associated temperature and pressure data was reported when possible.
  • Cite as: Rossby, Thomas; University of Rhode Island > Graduate School of Oceanography (2010). Temperature and pressure data collected using drifting buoy and profiling floats from the North Atlantic Ocean in part of the IDOE/POLYMODE (International Decade of Ocean Exploration / combination of USSR POLYGON project and US MODE) from 1975-01-10 to 1981-05-31 (NODC Accession 8700121). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1975-01-10 to 1981-05-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.8
S: 24
E: -62
W: -75.7
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
Edition 1.1
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
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Agency: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND; GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
PI: Rossby, Dr. Thomas
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: NARRAGANSETT
state: RI
postal: 02882-1197
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Rossby, Thomas; University of Rhode Island > Graduate School of Oceanography (2010). Temperature and pressure data collected using drifting buoy and profiling floats from the North Atlantic Ocean in part of the IDOE/POLYMODE (International Decade of Ocean Exploration / combination of USSR POLYGON project and US MODE) from 1975-01-10 to 1981-05-31 (NODC Accession 8700121). 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 > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • 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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Rossby, Thomas; University of Rhode Island > Graduate School of Oceanography (2010). Temperature and pressure data collected using drifting buoy and profiling floats from the North Atlantic Ocean in part of the IDOE/POLYMODE (International Decade of Ocean Exploration / combination of USSR POLYGON project and US MODE) from 1975-01-10 to 1981-05-31 (NODC Accession 8700121). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T14:57:29 - NCEI Accession 8700121 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
  • buoy - drifting buoy
  • profiling floats
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
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