Temperature, salinity, sigma-T, and pressure profile CTD data from R/V MELVILLE and GLACIER in the Southern Oceans (> 60 degrees South) from 19860304 to 19860331 (NODC Accession 9100082)

The observations were carried out from two vessels. One, the icebreaker Glacier, operated within the sea ice out to the vicinity of the ice edge. The second vessel, R/V Melville, operated in the open water seaward of the ice edge. Temperature and salinity (as conductivity) observations were made from both vessels using Neil Brown Mark IV CTD (conductivity/temperature/depth) profiling systems. Sixty-six CTD casts were made from the Glacier and 49 from the Melville. Most of the casts extended to depths greater than 500 m, and more than half extended to 1500 m.

CTD quality was of primary concern. The data were printed out and plotted during the field program, allowing a near real-time check on instrument performance and data quality. The data were also recorded digitally for later processing. The CTD used on the Glacier was calibrated prior to and following the cruise at the Northwest Regional Calibration Center in Bellevue, Washington. The CTDs on both vessels were calibrated regularly (typically every third or fourth cast) during the field program against temperature and salinity values obtained using rosette of Nansen sample bottles and deep sea reversing thermometers. The calibration data revealed a slight conductivity drift problem with the Glacier CTD system,and allowed development algorithm which was successfully used to correct the problem. The final data are accurate to within O.Ol deg C re and 0.01 ppt in salinity, Resolution was better than O.OO5 deg C and 0.005 ppt in these variables.


This text was taken from: Husby, D.M., and R.D. Muench, Hydrographic observations in the northwestern Weddell Sea marginal ice zone during March of 1986., NOAA Tech. Memo. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFC-96, 1988.
  • Cite as: Muench, Robin D; Science Applications International Corporation - Bellevue, WA (2010). Temperature, salinity, sigma-T, and pressure profile CTD data from R/V MELVILLE and GLACIER in the Southern Oceans (> 60 degrees South) from 19860304 to 19860331 (NODC Accession 9100082). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1986-03-04 to 1986-03-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -62.1
S: -66
E: -42.3
W: -53.8
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  • publication: 2010-12-18
Edition 1.1
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  • Cite as: Muench, Robin D; Science Applications International Corporation - Bellevue, WA (2010). Temperature, salinity, sigma-T, and pressure profile CTD data from R/V MELVILLE and GLACIER in the Southern Oceans (> 60 degrees South) from 19860304 to 19860331 (NODC Accession 9100082). 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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • 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
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Muench, Robin D; Science Applications International Corporation - Bellevue, WA (2010). Temperature, salinity, sigma-T, and pressure profile CTD data from R/V MELVILLE and GLACIER in the Southern Oceans (> 60 degrees South) from 19860304 to 19860331 (NODC Accession 9100082). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-18T16:30:19 - NCEI Accession 9100082 v1.1 was published.
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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.
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Instrument
  • anemometer
  • CTD
  • visual observation
Platform
  • MELVILLE
  • USCGC GLACIER
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