NODC Standard Product: Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) moored ADCP data 1994-1995 (Straits of Florida) (NODC Accession 0095602)

This database contains Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data collected during 1994-1995 on the eastern shelf of Florida. The data were collected at ten-minute intervals by a bottom mounted 300-KHz ADCP unit (from RD Instruments, San Diego, CA) which was set offshore Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at a depth of 140 meters. The instrument is positioned at approximately 26 degrees 04.0' N by 80 degrees 03.5'W. This unit is supported by the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), which receives data directly from the ADCP by way of a submerged cable. Following negotiations in 1993, a cooperative effort was established between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the NSWC to forward the ADCP data collected by NSWC to the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. Since April 1994, AOML has been receiving the data from NSWC.

CD-ROM NODC-71 contains six subdirectories: BINARY, ASC, FLT, PLOTS, PGMS, and README. The BINARY subdirectory contains the original ADCP files as received from NSWC. The ASC subdirectory contains corresponding processed ADCP files in an ASCII format. The FLT subdirectory contains the ADCP data in a format processed to give north- south and east-west velocities at each bin depth. The PLOTS subdirectory contains the velocities found in the flat files projected as color Hovmueller plots in GIF format. The README subdirectory contains the documentation files, and the PGMS subdirectory contains sample FORTRAN programs that can be used to analyze the data.

CD-ROM NODC-59 contains the same data from 1994 as NODC-71 but no data from 1995. NODC-59 is superseded by NODC-71 and is no longer available from the NODC Online Store.

NOTE: Advanced programming skills are highly recommended for users of the data on this CD-ROM product.

Copies of NODC disc NODC-71 are no longer available via the NODC Online Store.
  • Cite as: Allegra, A. J. and US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) moored ADCP data 1994-1995 (Straits of Florida) (NODC Accession 0095602). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period: 1994-05-01 to 1995-12-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 26.3
S: 26
E: -80
W: -80.2
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Date(s)
  • publication: 2012-12-14
Edition: 1.1
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information:
Additional information about this NODC CD-ROM product is available online at https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/CDR-detdesc/adcp_cd.html.

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Purpose: Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Allegra, A. J. and US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) moored ADCP data 1994-1995 (Straits of Florida) (NODC Accession 0095602). 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, 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
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Allegra, A. J. and US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) moored ADCP data 1994-1995 (Straits of Florida) (NODC Accession 0095602). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-12-14T22:53:20 - NCEI Accession 0095602 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
  • ADCP
Last Modified: 2017-05-12T14:32:32
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