Current direction and bathythermograph (xbt) data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, and North American Coastline-South as part the North Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) project, 1985-01-23 to 1987-01-31 (NODC Accession 8900214)

Current direction and bathythermograph (xbt) data were collected using moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, and North American Coastline-South from January 23, 1985 to January 31, 1987. Data were submitted by Science Applications, INC - Raleigh NC as part of the North Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the NODC standard F015- Current Meter Data and C116- Bathythermograph XBT formats. Full format and format code descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-datafmts.html.

The F015 format is used for time series measurements of ocean currents. These data are obtained from current meter moorings and represent Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed point and measure flow past a sensor. Position, bottom depth, sensor depth, and meter characteristics are reported for each station. The data record comprises values of east-west (u) and north-south (v) current vector components at specified date and time. Current direction is defined as the direction toward which the water is flowing with positive directions east and north and negative directions west and south. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10-15 minute time intervals. Water temperature, pressure, and conductivity or salinity may also be reported. A text record is available for optional comments.

The C116 format contains temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Cruise information, position, date and time were reported for each observation. The data record was comprised of pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT Data File, in which temperature values were recorded at uniform 5 m intervals, the XBT data files contained temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths were recorded at the minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to accurately define the temperature curve. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles to depths of either 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Prior to July 1994, XBT data were routinely processed to one of these standard types. XBT data are now processed and loaded directly in to the NODC Ocean Profile Data Base (OPDB). Historic data from these two data types were loaded into the OPDB.
  • Cite as: Waddell, Evans; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). Current direction and bathythermograph (xbt) data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, and North American Coastline-South as part the North Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) project, 1985-01-23 to 1987-01-31 (NODC Accession 8900214). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1985-01-23 to 1987-01-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 33
S: 17
E: -77
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 publication(s) listed below are related to the data collection and may or may not be available from the NOAA Central Library:

1989 Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program, Program Year 4 - Eastern Gulf --Current Meter Oberservations (Part 1) [Raleigh, N.C. : The Corporation?], 1989. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 18 February 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm48897050">Gulf of Mexico physical oceanography program : program year 4, eastern gulf</a>).

1989 Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program, Program Year 4 - Eastern Gulf-Current Meter Oberservations (Part 2). [Raleigh, N.C. : The Corporation?], 1989. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 18 February 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm48897050">Gulf of Mexico physical oceanography program : program year 4, eastern gulf</a>).

1989 Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program, Program Year 4 - Eastern Gulf - Associated SOOP Cruise Data. [Raleigh, N.C. : The Corporation?], 1989. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 18 February 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm48897050">Gulf of Mexico physical oceanography program : program year 4, eastern gulf</a>).

OCS 1985 Proceedings- Sixth Annual Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting. Dept of Interior, Minerals Management Services. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 18 February 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocmXXXXXXX">Library needs to catalog</a>).

Original Abstract: This accession contains temperature data collected during the North
Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) by Evans-Hamilton Inc.
in May 1987. This project was funded by MMS contracts Nos:
14-12-0001-29158 and 14-12-0001-303449. The data was submitted by Dr.
Evans Waddell of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC). Five
moorings (C-1, C-3, D-3, E-2, G) were deployed in the Gulf of Mexico
from January 1985 to February 1986 as part of the MMS Gulf of Mexico
Physical Oceanography Program (year 4). These data were merged with the
current meter data (Reference number: TV4191-3633). This data set can be
found under reference numbers L00409-L00417. It should be noted that the
temperature data is not an exact match to the current meter data. The
data are in F015 format. Other data included are in the C116
Bathythermograph XBT format of NODC.


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: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INC. - RALEIGH NC
PI: Waddell, Dr. Evans
Address:
address: 4900 WATERS EDGE DRIVE, SUITE 255
city: RALEIGH
state: NC
postal: 27606
country: UNITED STATES

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Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Waddell, Evans; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). Current direction and bathythermograph (xbt) data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, and North American Coastline-South as part the North Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) project, 1985-01-23 to 1987-01-31 (NODC Accession 8900214). 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 > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • 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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • CURRENT METERS
  • THERMISTORS
  • TIDE GAUGES
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOMPOP > Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Waddell, Evans; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). Current direction and bathythermograph (xbt) data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, and North American Coastline-South as part the North Carolina Frontal Eddy Dynamics Experiment (FRED) project, 1985-01-23 to 1987-01-31 (NODC Accession 8900214). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-03T20:58:42 - NCEI Accession 8900214 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T20:58:42 - NCEI Accession 8900214 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
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • CTD
  • current meter
  • mooring
  • thermistor
  • tide gauge
Platform
  • COLUMBUS LOUISIANA
  • ERICA
  • FIXED PLATFORM
  • FIXED STATIONS
  • NAT CO 6
  • SUN COASTER
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