Temperature profile data from XBT casts along repeat transects in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean for the High Resolution XBT Network by Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1989 to present

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Repeat high resolution expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) transects have been collected along a number of commercial shipping routes spanning the Pacific Ocean, the Drake Passage, and Tasmania to Dumont d'Urville. On each of the transects generally four surveys are conducted per year. Temperature data are usually collected by a scientist on board the vessel using an automatic XBT launcher designed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The launcher holds 6 XBT probes which are pre-programmed to drop at specific locations (using GPS) or times. The XBT probes are Sippican "Deep Blue", which are rated to 760 m depth, but typically return temperature to a depth of around 850 m at ship speeds of 15 to 18 knots. Sequential XBT casts are separated by 30-40 km along track, with closer station spacings of 10 km near boundaries, across the equator and in topographically varying regions. Sampling begins and ends near the 200 m isobath at the coastal endpoints of the tracks.
  • Cite as: Scripps High Resolution XBT Program (2007). Temperature profile data from XBT casts along repeat transects in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean for the High Resolution XBT Network by Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1989 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/SIO-HighResolutionXBTNetwork. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1989-03-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 61.001
S: -64.97
E: -17.65
W: 25.736
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Dataset Description
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Associated Resources
  • Roemmich, D., and B. Cornuelle, 1987. Digitization and calibration of the expendable bathythermograph. Deep-Sea Research, 34, 299-307
  • Steinhart, J., and S. Hart, 1968. Calibration curves for thermistors. Deep-Sea Research, 15, 497-503
  • SIO High Resolution XBT/XCTD Network Site
    • HRX Data
      Data from repeat high resolution expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) transects
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2007-06-28
  • revision: 2019-02-27
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Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Prior to 1994 profiles were collected using a modified analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion board as described by Roemmich and Cornuelle (1987). From 1994 through 2004 a Sippican MK12 data acquisition system was employed, with the modification of the user interface driver programs. These programs were developed at SIO to provide a more user-friendly environment for the ship board data collectors, and to eventually enable collection by non-scientific personnel such as the ship's crew. Profiles are currently collected using AMVER SEAS 2K Windows based software and the Sippican MK21 data acquisition system. AMVER SEAS 2K was developed by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). It incorporates many of SIO's older data acquisition functions.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Scripps High Resolution XBT Program (2007). Temperature profile data from XBT casts along repeat transects in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean for the High Resolution XBT Network by Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1989 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/SIO-HighResolutionXBTNetwork. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Scripps High Resolution XBT Program
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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
  • SHIPS
Platform Names
  • Höegh Asia
  • Höegh Berlin
  • Höegh Dubai
  • Höegh London
  • Höegh Oslo
  • Höegh St. Petersburg
  • Höegh Trident
Provider Platform Names
  • BSL Limassol
  • MSC Damla
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
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
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN 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 > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
SIO High Resolution XBT Network Transect
  • AX22
  • IX02
  • IX15
  • IX21
  • PX05
  • PX06
  • PX09
  • PX10
  • PX25
  • PX31
  • PX37
  • PX38
  • PX39
  • PX40
  • PX44
  • PX50
  • PX81
  • SX37
WOCE Section
  • A06
  • I15
  • I21
  • P05
  • P09
  • P15
  • P22
  • P31
  • P37
  • P38
  • P40
  • P44
  • P50
  • P81
  • S37
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GTSPP > THE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE-SALINITY PROFILE PROGRAM
  • WOCE > World Ocean Circulation Experiment
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Scripps High Resolution XBT Program (2007). Temperature profile data from XBT casts along repeat transects in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean for the High Resolution XBT Network by Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1989 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/SIO-HighResolutionXBTNetwork. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2007-06-28T14:52:10Z - NCEI Accession 9700278 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-16T23:33:34Z - NCEI Accession 0000006 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-17T01:47:56Z - NCEI Accession 0000684 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-18T16:10:41Z - NCEI Accession 9000140 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-18T17:53:24Z - NCEI Accession 9500156 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-18T17:56:13Z - NCEI Accession 9600004 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-19T00:39:22Z - NCEI Accession 9900039 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-01-19T19:03:17Z - NCEI Accession 0056790 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-01-19T19:08:08Z - NCEI Accession 0062598 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T19:07:37Z - NCEI Accession 0000925 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-03T19:07:38Z - NCEI Accession 0000925 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2013-01-08T18:46:14Z - NCEI Accession 0100523 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-02-04T19:34:21Z - NCEI Accession 0099187 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-02-04T19:44:29Z - NCEI Accession 0099261 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-02-04T19:52:17Z - NCEI Accession 0099262 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-02-04T20:42:53Z - NCEI Accession 0062598 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2013-02-04T21:09:00Z - NCEI Accession 0099524 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-13T14:15:56Z - NCEI Accession 0000006 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2013-03-17T17:48:41Z - NCEI Accession 0000684 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2014-06-10T13:51:43Z - NCEI Accession 0104078 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-11T15:17:40Z - NCEI Accession 0104079 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-11T18:13:29Z - NCEI Accession 0104196 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-12T11:44:29Z - NCEI Accession 0104197 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-16T17:56:30Z - NCEI Accession 0114475 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-17T15:20:25Z - NCEI Accession 0114632 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-18T09:47:38Z - NCEI Accession 0115160 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-18T09:53:48Z - NCEI Accession 0115203 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-18T10:11:35Z - NCEI Accession 0115149 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-18T10:25:24Z - NCEI Accession 0114822 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-06-18T11:00:14Z - NCEI Accession 0114633 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-10-22T00:07:40Z - NCEI Accession 0156744 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-11-02T12:22:04Z - NCEI Accession 0156841 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-11-03T16:17:14Z - NCEI Accession 0156870 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-12-13T20:15:33Z - NCEI Accession 0157099 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-05-09T19:24:00Z - NCEI Accession 0162315 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-02-23T20:36:06Z - NCEI Accession 0170740 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-12-14T22:43:09Z - NCEI Accession 9700278 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T16:54:08Z - NCEI Accession 9000140 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T16:54:26Z - NCEI Accession 9500156 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T16:59:32Z - NCEI Accession 9600004 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T17:00:21Z - NCEI Accession 9900039 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T17:20:55Z - NCEI Accession 0000006 was revised and v1.3 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T22:34:38Z - NCEI Accession 0000925 was revised and v2.3 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T22:51:44Z - NCEI Accession 0000925 was revised and v2.4 was published.
  • 2018-12-18T01:26:59Z - NCEI Accession 0000684 was revised and v1.3 was published.
  • 2019-02-06T21:24:28Z - NCEI Accession 0181484 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-02-27T17:09:54Z - NCEI Accession 0184839 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
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
Platform
  • ARGENTINA STAR
  • ASIAN CHALLENGER
  • BRISBANE STAR
  • CALIFORNIA STAR
  • Cap Pasado
  • CAP REINGA
  • Cape Franklin
  • CAPITAINE DAMPIER
  • CHEVRON MISSISSIPPI
  • COLUMBUS COROMANDEL
  • E.R. Wilhelmshaven
  • E.R.AMSTERDAM
  • E.R.France
  • EASTERN OASIS
  • FUA KAVENGA
  • Hoeegh Berlin
  • Hoeegh Dubai
  • Hoeegh London
  • Hoeegh Oslo
  • Hoeegh Seoul
  • Hoeegh St. Petersburg
  • HORIZON ENTERPRISE
  • Horizon Hawk
  • Horizon Spirit
  • Höegh Asia (Hoeegh Asia, Hoegh Asia)
  • Höegh Trident (Hoeegh Trident, Hoegh Trident)
  • JOANA BONITA
  • JPO Scorpius
  • JRS CANIS
  • LAURENCE M. GOULD
  • LYDIA OLDENDORFF
  • Maersk Inverness
  • Maersk Lirquen
  • Maersk Lome
  • MAERSK SENANG
  • Maersk Taikung
  • Mell Springwood
  • Mol Progress
  • MSC Vienna
  • NACRE
  • Northern Dependant
  • OCEANUS
  • ONRUST
  • Polar Discovery
  • Polar Duke
  • POLAR ENDEAVOUR
  • POLAR ENTERPRISE
  • R/V Knorr
  • R/V Marcus G. Langseth
  • R/V Melville
  • RV Nathaniel B. Palmer
  • Safmarine Meru
  • Safmarine Meru
  • Safmarine Mulanje
  • Safmarine Mulanje
  • SANTA INES
  • SEA-LAND ENTERPRISE
  • SOUTHLAND STAR
  • Tacoma Trader
  • TALLAHASSEE
  • TONSINA
  • Undarum
  • USCGC Alex Haley
  • USCGC Hickory
  • USCGC Jarvis
  • USCGC Morgenthau
  • USCGC Munro
  • USCGC Sherman
  • USCGC Spar
  • USCGC Sycamore
Last Modified: 2019-07-14T12:07:34Z
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