CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from MULTIPLE SHIPS From World-Wide Distribution from 18940101 to 19931231 (NODC Accession 9400068)

SCUDS (Surface CUrrent Data Summary) Data from Robert Rushton collected between 1894 and 1993 was submitted by Richard Enkoji of NAVOCEANO (US Naval Oceanographic Office, Bay St. Louis, MS) via File Transfer Protocol. Data are contained in 35 files; a READ.ME and a format file are also included. Each record contains: latitude (+ N, - S), longitude (+ E, - W), month, year, day, speed in knots, direction in degrees true, and a source code identifying the principal investigator (US, Dutch, Japanese, British, French, and/or GEK data). Data were collected from the late 1800's to 1993 world-wide. General location and record count for the files are: sfc1 60N-90N, 180W-180E 2757 records (January 1900 - 8/4/1986) sfc2 30N-60N, 180W-100W 164,406 records (9/16/1896 - 11/14/1988) sfc3 30N-60N, 100W-30W 147,346 records (4/5/1899 - 4/30/1987) Jan-Apr sfc4 30N-60N, 100W-30W 104,474 records (5/2/1899 - 6/27/1987) May-June sfc5 30N-60N, 100W-30W 151,398 records (July 1900 - 8/30/1987) Jul-Aug sfc6 30N-60N, 100W-30W 177,475 records (Sept 1900 - 10/23/1987) Sep-Dec sfc7 30N-60N, 30W-100E 149,500 records (Jan 1900 - 4/29/1987) Jan-April sfc8 30N-60N, 30W-100E 187,566 records (7/2/1899 - 8/28/1987) May-Aug.
  • Cite as: Enkoji, Richard; US Navy > Naval Oceanographic Office (2010). CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from MULTIPLE SHIPS From World-Wide Distribution from 18940101 to 19931231 (NODC Accession 9400068). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1894-01-01 to 1993-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -10
E: 180
W: -180
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).

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: US NAVY; NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE
PI: Enkoji, Richard
Address:
address: 1002 BALCH BOULEVARD
city: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, BAY ST. LOUIS
state: MS
postal: 39522
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Enkoji, Richard; US Navy > Naval Oceanographic Office (2010). CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from MULTIPLE SHIPS From World-Wide Distribution from 18940101 to 19931231 (NODC Accession 9400068). 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 > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • GEK > Geomagnetic Electrokinetographs
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Enkoji, Richard; US Navy > Naval Oceanographic Office (2010). CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from MULTIPLE SHIPS From World-Wide Distribution from 18940101 to 19931231 (NODC Accession 9400068). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T17:15:36 - NCEI Accession 9400068 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
  • GEK
  • visual estimate
Platform
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
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