WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AUSTRALIA STAR from 1985-11-18 to 1987-09-08 (NODC Accession 8700387)

This record contains the MOODS/MBT/Navoceano data. In 1987 the NAVY MOODS archive was being prepared for transfer to NAVOCEANO. Roger Bauer of Compass Systems and designer of the MOODS system turned over to NODC 2 digital files and approximately 4 boxes of computer listings and plots that identify MBT stations that should be deleted from our archives and stations that need TSP and DSP adjustments. The digital files reside on optical as Accession 8700387. The deletions (8700387.001) were performed. However the adjustments were never completed.

After numerous conversations with Roger Bauer regarding the erroneous MBT calibration adjustments in our MBT archive, I requested from Navoceno a copy of all of their MBTs to replace the NODC's MBT archive. This request was made in Aug. 1992 and fulfilled with the shipment of 5 magnetic tapes. At the time Navoceano took over the MOODS data sets and the Navy archiving. The MOODS MBT archive had all of the corrections applied. Again nothing was done with these replacement tapes. Primarily because they lacked NODC identifying information that would enable an easy match with the observations in our archive. However, in 1994? NODC's decision to build a profile database (NODB) and the need for profile data by the Ocean Climate Lab (OCL) seemed to have solved the problem. All profile data went through the OCL quality control activities before being loaded into the NODB. These quality control functions included adjustments to the MBT profile for calibration depths and temps. Thus the MBT profiles in the NODB are NOT the same as those from the DAMUS archive residing on optical disk. Status of materials: The boxes of computer listings and plots are no longer at NODC. The five tapes from NAVOCEANO were trashed before the move to SSMC3.

It should be borne in mind tha author of this note is unknown as of April 10, 2003. Format of this note was edited by DWC on April 10, 2003.
  • Cite as: Bauer, Roger; US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AUSTRALIA STAR from 1985-11-18 to 1987-09-08 (NODC Accession 8700387). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1985-11-18 to 1987-09-08
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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).

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mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this
uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the
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Contact info:
Agency: US NAVY; SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY
PI: N/A
Address:#204
address: 4640 Jewell St.
city: San Diego
state: California
postal: 92109
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Bauer, Roger; US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AUSTRALIA STAR from 1985-11-18 to 1987-09-08 (NODC Accession 8700387). 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 > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • 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
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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  • Cite as: Bauer, Roger; US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AUSTRALIA STAR from 1985-11-18 to 1987-09-08 (NODC Accession 8700387). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T15:15:20 - NCEI Accession 8700387 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
  • bathythermograph - MBT
Platform
  • AUSTRALIA STAR
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