WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NODC Accession 9200272)

The water depth and temperature data were collected in he water depth and temperature data were collected in Gulf of Mexico as part of Louisiana-Texas (LATEX part C) Gulf of Mexico Eddy Circulation Study from aircraft between August 7, 1992 and October 11, 1992. The originator's bathythermograph aerial (AXBT) data containing 67 drops were submitted by Dr. Thomas Berger, Science Applications, Inc. Raleigh NC. The study was supported by grant no MMS 14-35-0001-30633.

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 was conducted to 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 was the largest physical oceanography program ever undertaken in the Gulf. 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.

LATEX C was 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 were located and tracked by air-deployed temperature profiling instruments and drifting buoys. Using these data, scientists assessed the impact of these Gulf-wide, circulation features on shelf circulation and identified the processes that interact with the shelf.
  • Cite as: Berger, Thomas; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NODC Accession 9200272). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.8
S: 24.5
E: -88
W: -94
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Louisiana/Texas shelf physical oceanography program. Task C, Eddy circulation study : NODC hydrographic data submission : interim submission / submitted by Science Applications International Corporation
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 listed below is related to the data collection and is available from the NOAA Central Library:

1992 Louisiana/Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program, Task C - Eddy Circulation Study, NODC Hydrographic Data Submission - INTERIM SUBMISSION. [Raleigh, N.C. : The Corporation?], 1992.

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Contact info:
Agency: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INC. - RALEIGH NC
PI: Berger, Dr. Thomas
Address:
address: 4900 WATERS EDGE DRIVE, SUITE 255
city: RALEIGH
state: NC
postal: 27606
country: UNITED STATES

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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Berger, Thomas; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NODC Accession 9200272). 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 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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AIRCRAFT
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
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
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Berger, Thomas; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NODC Accession 9200272). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-03-03T21:30:19 - NCEI Accession 9200272 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T21:30:19 - NCEI Accession 9200272 was revised and v2.2 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - AXBT
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
Platform
  • AIRCRAFT
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