Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1985-06 to 2016-11

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This collection contains cruises within 1985-06-16 to 2016-11-25, which were received, reviewed, and prepared for archival at the Joint Archive (JA) for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP). Only data sets that have passed quality control and calibration stages, thus science-ready, are included in the JASADCP. The JASADCP is a collaboration of NOAA and the E.Firing ADCP Laboratory at the University of Hawaii. The data have been contributed by both US and international organizations.

Absolute U- and V-component ocean current vectors from SADCP, as both a high frequency sampling (nominally 5 minutes with 8 m depth bins) and an averaged subset (hourly time and 10 m depth means), are provided for the global oceans. The depth range was typically from 20 to 300 m prior to the late 1990s when penetration extended to over 1 km.

The high frequency samples along with ancillary parameters are provided in the Common Oceanographic Data Access System (CODAS) binary format, from which long- and short-form NetCDF files are made. The long form holds an exact dump of the CODAS set. The short form gives currents in Earth coordinates and select ancillary parameters. The standard (averaged hourly/10m depth bins) subset is stored in ASCII and NetCDF.
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2010). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1985-06 to 2016-11. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • CODAS
  • netCDF
    • File Specification: WOCE v3
  • ASCII subset
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
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Dataset Point of Contact Information Services
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 1985-06-16 to 2016-11-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.00
S: -78.85
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Dataset Description
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Associated Resources
  • Joint Archive for Shipboard ADCP
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-16
  • revision: 2017-10-18
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
Purpose To produce a well-documented, quality-assured archive and to provide easy access to the scientific community.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2010). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1985-06 to 2016-11. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
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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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Atlantis
  • David_Starr_Jordan
  • Endeavor
  • Healy
  • Hi_Ialakai
  • Ka'imikai-O-Kanaloa
  • Ka`imi`moana
  • Kilo Moana
  • Kilo_Moana
  • Knorr
  • L'Atalante
  • Laurence_M_Gould
  • Le_Suroit
  • Marion_Dufresne
  • Marion_Dufresne II
  • Melville
  • Mirai
  • Nathaniel_B._Palmer
  • New_Horizon
  • Point_Sur
  • Polarstern
  • Robert_Gordon_Sproul
  • Roger_Revelle
  • Ron_Brown
  • Thomas_G._Thompson
  • ocean currents
  • physical data
  • shipboard acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP)
  • thermistor
  • 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
  • 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC > Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • WHOI > WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • THERMISTORS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA > PERSIAN GULF
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BAY OF BENGAL
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > RED SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
Originator Place Keywords
  • Atlantic
  • Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Sargasso Sea
  • Gulf of Guinea
  • Indian
  • Indian Ocean, Andaman Sea
  • Ocean Basins, Seas:
  • Pacific
  • Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, Gulf of Alaska
  • Southern Ocean
  • Southern Ocean, Scotia Sea, Ross Sea
  • domain: global
  • global oceans
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2010). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1985-06 to 2016-11. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Fees
  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
Lineage information for: series
Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-16T23:42:43 - NCEI Accession 0000167 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-17T03:52:12 - NCEI Accession 0001974 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-01-16T17:49:21 - NCEI Accession 0000755 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-01-16T17:51:28 - NCEI Accession 0002679 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-01-16T18:04:56 - NCEI Accession 0036863 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-11-18T21:59:18 - NCEI Accession 0093159 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-11-18T22:08:05 - NCEI Accession 0049878 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-11-18T23:05:12 - NCEI Accession 0067774 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-11-26T13:25:10 - NCEI Accession 0049878 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2015-08-18T21:28:56 - NCEI Accession 0067774 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-02-14T17:05:28 - NCEI Accession 0001974 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2017-02-15T14:35:02 - NCEI Accession 0001974 was revised and v2.3 was published.
  • 2017-02-16T22:58:23 - NCEI Accession 0002679 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-02-22T17:10:38 - NCEI Accession 0036863 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-03-01T13:09:38 - NCEI Accession 0067774 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2017-03-01T13:26:01 - NCEI Accession 0093159 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-03-01T20:06:29 - NCEI Accession 0049878 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T18:03:52 - NCEI Accession 0001206 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T18:03:53 - NCEI Accession 0001206 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T18:03:54 - NCEI Accession 0001206 was revised and v2.3 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T19:33:08 - NCEI Accession 0123302 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T19:33:08 - NCEI Accession 0123302 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-08-06T12:41:15 - NCEI Accession 0000167 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2017-10-18T19:55:32 - NCEI Accession 0167288 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: repository
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
  • acoustic sensor
  • ADCP
  • GPS
  • Temperature Sensors
  • thermistor
Platform
  • ALBATROSS IV
  • ALGOA
  • ALPHA HELIX
  • Atlantic Explorer
  • ATLANTIS
  • AURORA AUSTRALIS
  • BLUE HERON
  • CHARLES DARWIN
  • COLUMBUS ISELIN
  • DAVID STARR JORDAN
  • DISCOVERER
  • DISCOVERY
  • DISCOVERY
  • EDWIN LINK
  • ENDEAVOR
  • Falkor
  • FIRST JUPITER
  • FRANKLIN
  • GYRE
  • HEALY
  • HEALY
  • HI'IALAKAI
  • HUDSON
  • Hugh R. Sharp
  • J. W. POWELL
  • JAMES CLARK ROSS
  • JOHN P. TULLY
  • JOHN V. VICKERS
  • KA'IMIKAI-O-KANALOA
  • KA'IMIMOANA
  • KAIYO
  • Kaiyo
  • Ke Xue Yi Hao
  • Ke Xue Yi Hao
  • KILO MOANA
  • KNORR
  • L'ATALANTE
  • LAURENCE M. GOULD
  • LE NOROIT
  • LE SUROIT
  • MALCOLM BALDRIGE
  • Marcus G. Langseth
  • MARION DUFRESNE
  • Marion Dufresne
  • MAURICE EWING
  • MCARTHUR
  • MELVILLE
  • METEOR
  • METEOR
  • MILLER FREEMAN
  • MIRAI
  • MOANA WAVE
  • NATHANIEL B. PALMER
  • NEW HORIZON
  • OCEANUS
  • OLEANDER
  • OSCAR ELTON SETTE
  • PELICAN
  • POINT SUR
  • POLARSTERN
  • POSEIDON
  • ROBERT GORDON SPROUL
  • ROGER REVELLE
  • RONALD H. BROWN
  • SEWARD JOHNSON
  • SHI YAN 3
  • Sikuliaq
  • SONNE
  • THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • THOMAS WASHINGTON
  • TOWNSEND CROMWELL
  • USS Lucid
  • WECOMA
  • XIANG YANG HONG 05
  • XIANG YANG HONG 14
Last Modified: 2018-06-04T13:34:29
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