Oceanographic data from CTD casts from as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX PART A) from 01 May 1992 to 08 May 1992 (NODC Accession 9200259)

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Oceanographic data from CTD casts from from 01 May 1992 to 08 May 1992. Data were collected by Texas A&M Universtiy (TAMU) as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX PART A). Data are self documenting and parameters include temperature, pressure, oxygen concentration, transmissivity, potential temperature, sound velocity, fluorescence, irradiance (PAR), and backscatter.
  • Cite as: Guinasso, Norman L Jr.; Texas A&M University (2010). Oceanographic data from CTD casts from as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX PART A) from 01 May 1992 to 08 May 1992 (NODC Accession 9200259). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1992-05-01 to 1992-05-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.534667
S: 27.655667
E: -90.497333
W: -94.223167
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
  • revision: 2013-03-18
Edition 1.2
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
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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Contact info:
Agency: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
PI: Guinasso, Jr., Dr. Norman
PI: 161

LATEX, the Louisiana-Texas Physical Oceanography Program.

LATEX is a three-part, $16.2 million federal initiative funded by the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the Department of the Interior. The study will aid MMS in reducing risks associated with oil and gas operations on the continental shelf along the Texas and Louisiana coasts from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande.

Begun in September 1991, it is the largest physical oceanography program ever undertaken in the Gulf. It will provide MMS with an extensive set of environmental data and a physical understanding of the dynamics of water movement on the shelf. The program consists of three major parts:
LATEX A, B, and C, conducted by the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), Louisiana State University (LSU), and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), respectively.

To conduct LATEX A, the Texas Institute of Oceanography (TIO) and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) assembled a team of physical oceanographers and field logisticians from units of the TEES Civil Engineering Division and the TAMU College of Geosciences and Martime Studies including the Department of Oceanography, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, and the Galveston campus of the College.

Subcontractors are: Evans-Hamilton, Inc., a Houston-based oceanographic business; the Coastal Studies Institute of Louisiana State University; and the Maine Maritime Academy.

To conduct the LATEX B study, this consortium of scientists will
collect chemical and physical information on the Mississippi and
Atchafalaya River plume, which extends along the Texas-Louisiana coast as far as the Texas- Mexican border. The variability and dynamics of the river outflows and the plume will be measured and analyzed. The nature and fate of critical chemical pollutants discharged into the Gulf by the rivers will be studied. Nutrients, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and sedimentation rates will be measured along the plume and such features as fronts and hypoxic areas will be characterized. Satellite remote sensing of thermal and visible conditions will be used to provide a continuous, real-time history of the evolution of the plume.

LATEX C will be carried out by researchers at SAIC and the University of Colorado. Loop Current eddies, slope eddies, and squirts and jets within the Gulf of Mexico will be located and tracked by air-deployed temperature profiling instruments and drifting buoys. Using these data, scientists will assess the impact of these Gulf-wide, circulation features on shelf circulation and will identify the processes that interact with the shelf.

Each part of LATEX has a centralized data management structure under a Data Manager for quality control and archival of the large data sets being collected. Data also will be shared with other scientists doing work in the Gulf. Information on LATEX and other science activities in the Gulf of Mexico can be obtained through Omnet SCIENCEnet, an electronic mail system, on the bulletin board GULF.MEX. Policy for Data Sharing LATEX Shelf Physical Oceanography Program 15 September 1992

The LATEX Shelf Physical Oceanography Program is a five-year study of currents and processes on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf funded by the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Data from this program will include the fruits of: 13 hydrographic cruises conducted quarterly with more than 100 CTD stations and along-track ADCP measurements on eac cruise; current meter time series from more than 30 moorings; wave and sea level measurements at 5 moorings; wind speed and direction from 8 moored buoys; tracks from 16 ARGOS drifters deployed on the shelf; and an archive of historical and collected data from the
region.

Our policy of dissemination of new LATEX data is based on the following principles: the stated policy of MMS is that publication of the data shall involve those scientists funded by the program; data are to be archived at NODC within 90 days after collection as provisional submissions; and data are subject to quality control throughout the program and are to be resubmitted to NODC as final submissions at the conclusion of the program.

When provisional LATEX data are submitted to NODC they will be labeled proprietary. Access will be granted only with permission of the LATEX Shelf Data Management Office.

Those scientists wishing access to the provisional data fall into three categories: 1) those wishing access to entire data sets, 2) those wishing access to subsets for student projects, theses and
dissertations, and 3) those scientists directing ancilliary projects LATEX Shelf cruises who need specific data subsets to interpret their data.

Those in the first category are asked to negotiate a data sharing
arrangement with Dr. Worth Nowlin, Program Manager for LATEX Shelf. These agreements will ensure the proprietary rights of LATEX scientists and assure that proisional data are not published before rigorous quality control has been completed. Data exchange agreements are welcome.

Those in the second and third categories will be granted access to subsets of the data if they agree that a) provisional data will not be published in the open literature without the approval of the Program Manager, b) copies of any dissertations, theses, or class projects be submitted to the LATEX data office, and c) in most cases, LATEX scientists be offered the chance to participate in the authorship of published papers based on these projects.

Data distributed under this policy will not be transferred to another investigator without approval of the Program Manager.

All recipients of LATEX Shelf data who wish to publish in journals any manuscripts, abstracts, or summaries that include such LATEX Shelf data prior to their final release to NODC must agree: at least 45 days prior to the submittal to the journal editor, to provide the manuscript, abstract, or summary to the Program Manager who will provide the document to the MMS for review and comment, and to include an acknowledgment of support from MMS for the LATEX data collection and adisclaimer that the contents do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the MMS and that mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendations for use by MMS.

Recipients must agree not to establish a claim to statutory copyright on any LATEX data provided.

Prospective data recipients will be required to agree in writing to this policy before data are distributed.

Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: COLLEGE STATION
state: TX
postal: 77843-3146
country: UNITEDTATES
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Guinasso, Norman L Jr.; Texas A&M University (2010). Oceanographic data from CTD casts from as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX PART A) from 01 May 1992 to 08 May 1992 (NODC Accession 9200259). Version 1.2. 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 ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > IRRADIANCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • 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
  • 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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • THERMISTORS
  • TRANSMISSOMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • LATEX > Louisiana-Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Guinasso, Norman L Jr.; Texas A&M University (2010). Oceanographic data from CTD casts from as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX PART A) from 01 May 1992 to 08 May 1992 (NODC Accession 9200259). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-18T16:56:22 - NCEI Accession 9200259 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-18T01:39:09 - NCEI Accession 9200259 was revised and v1.2 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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  • 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
  • CTD
  • meteorological sensors
  • mooring
  • thermistor
  • transmissometer
Last Modified: 2015-07-15T14:09:17
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