U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection of measurements of current velocity, temperature, pressure and other data made in U.S. coastal waters between 1975 and present

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This collection includes time-series oceanographic data collected by U.S. Geological Survey investigators and collaborators as part of experiments to study circulation and sediment transport in the coastal ocean. The experiments were typically one month to several years long and were carried out between 1975 and the present. Measurements include current velocity, temperature, pressure, conductivity, light transmission (beam attenuation) among others. The experiments often focused on observations near the sea floor, but most also obtained some data in the water column. Data are provided at the fastest instrument sampling interval and often as hourly averages. Experiments longer than a few months may entail multiple, sequential instrument deployments; the data for these experiments are available as separate records.
  • Cite as: Montgomery, E.T.; Martini, M.A.; Lightsom, F.L.; Butman, B. (2010). U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection of measurements of current velocity, temperature, pressure and other data made in U.S. coastal waters between 1975 and present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/USGS-Ocean-TS. Accessed [date].
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1975-05-08 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.84367
S: 16.626333
E: -65.816666
W: -168.50383
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Dataset Description
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Associated Resources
  • U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection
    • https://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/ (search)
      Oceanographic time-series measurements made by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1975 and the present as part of research programs.
  • Montgomery, E.T., Martini, M.A., Lightsom, F.L. and Butman, Bradford, 2016, Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database (ver 2.0, April 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1194, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20071194.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-14
  • revision: 2015-11-13
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
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
This collection contains only a snapshot of the USGS time series database. The data on the originator's website may include updates that are not yet captured here.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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 the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Montgomery, E.T.; Martini, M.A.; Lightsom, F.L.; Butman, B. (2010). U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection of measurements of current velocity, temperature, pressure and other data made in U.S. coastal waters between 1975 and present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/USGS-Ocean-TS. Accessed [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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPECTRA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Originator Cruise ID
  • 93004
  • 93013
  • 93032
  • 93033
  • 93034
  • 94009
  • 94010
  • 94013
  • 94021
  • 94034
  • 94046
  • 94047
  • 94049
  • 94050
  • 95045
Originator Keywords
  • ADCP
  • Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
  • Acoustic backscatter (ABS)
  • Bathymeteric surveying
  • Beam attenuation
  • Current
  • Deployment of oxygen profiler and benthic chambers
  • Horizontal array
  • Internal waves
  • Massachusetts Bay Internal Wave Experiment
  • Moored array
  • Mooring exchange, oxygen profiles in sediment
  • Mooring work
  • Oceanographic observations
  • Optical backscatter
  • Oxygen profiling in sediments
  • Photography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Pressure
  • Recover current moorings, slope water mapping
  • Salinity
  • Sampling
  • Seafloor mapping
  • Sediment transport
  • Suspended sediment concentration
  • Temperature
  • Tripod and subsurface deployment and recovery
  • Tripod and subsurface mooring recovery and deployment
  • Tripod deployment
  • Tripod recovery
  • Water sampling for radon measurements
  • XBT, surface salinity samples
  • physical oceanographic observations
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
  • DOI/USGS/CMG/WHSC > Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • UMAINE > University of Maine
  • 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
  • MOORINGS
  • SHIPS
  • SUBMARINE
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • CURRENT METERS
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • OXYGEN METERS
  • PRESSURE GAUGES
  • SIDE-SCAN SONAR
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES
  • THERMISTORS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • TIDE GAUGES
  • TRANSMISSOMETERS
  • VIDEO CAMERA
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > ADRIATIC SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Names
  • 6 miles south of Smith Point
  • 6 miles south of Smiths Point on Nantucket Shoals
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Boston
  • Boston Harbor
  • Boston buoy B
  • Buzzards Bay
  • Cape Cod
  • Cape Cod Bay
  • Cape Porpoise
  • Casco Bay
  • Cleveland Ledge
  • Continental Shelf south of Marthas Vineyard
  • East Phinney Rock
  • Georges Bank
  • Georges Shoal
  • Great South Channel
  • Gulf of Maine
  • Hudson Shelf Valley
  • Jordan Basin
  • Kennebec
  • LNB Buoy
  • Little Georges
  • Lydonia Canyon
  • Maine
  • Manomet
  • Marthas Vineyard Sound
  • Massachusettes
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Bay
  • Masschusetts
  • McKown Point
  • Mid-Atantic Shelf
  • Mid-Atlantic Bight
  • Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf
  • Mid-Atlantic Shelf
  • Middle Atlantic Continental Shelf
  • Monhegan
  • Mud Patch
  • Nantucket
  • Nantucket Island
  • Nantucket Shoals
  • New Jersey Continental Shelf
  • New York Bight
  • New York Harbor
  • North America
  • North Atlantic
  • North Atlantic Bight
  • North AtlanticNantucket Shoals
  • Oceanographer Canyon
  • Phinney Rock
  • Point McKown
  • Rodgers Pass
  • Rogers Pass
  • Scituate
  • Stellwagen Bank
  • Stellwagen Basin
  • Truxton Swell
  • United States
  • United States South Atlantic shelf
  • Western Gulf of Maine
  • Wilmington Canyon
  • mid-Atlantic Bight
  • off Naushon Island
  • off Scituate
  • shelf south of Nantucket
  • southern flank Georges Bank
  • western Massachusetts Bay
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ECOHAB > Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Bloom
  • GLOBEC > Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, IGBP
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Montgomery, E.T.; Martini, M.A.; Lightsom, F.L.; Butman, B. (2010). U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection of measurements of current velocity, temperature, pressure and other data made in U.S. coastal waters between 1975 and present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/USGS-Ocean-TS. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: 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.
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  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-14T20:44:18Z - NCEI Accession 0053671 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2010-12-15T18:20:31Z - NCEI Accession 0058714 v1.1 was published.
  • 2010-12-17T16:12:08Z - NCEI Accession 0058714 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2010-12-17T16:19:09Z - NCEI Accession 0066111 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2011-02-22T11:41:15Z - NCEI Accession 0067571 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2011-05-02T14:28:08Z - NCEI Accession 0067555 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2011-05-17T17:27:21Z - NCEI Accession 0066005 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2011-06-13T20:58:14Z - NCEI Accession 0056730 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:03:13Z - NCEI Accession 0056730 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:07:07Z - NCEI Accession 0053940 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:09:09Z - NCEI Accession 0053941 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:12:09Z - NCEI Accession 0066097 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:15:09Z - NCEI Accession 0066007 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2011-06-15T11:17:08Z - NCEI Accession 0061458 was revised and v1.2 was published.
  • 2015-11-13T16:46:47Z - NCEI Accession 0054153 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
  • absorption and beam attenuation meter
  • ADCP
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • current meter
  • fluorometer
  • meteorological sensors
  • mooring
  • oxygen meter
  • pressure gauge
  • sidescan sonar
  • temperature probe
  • thermistor
  • thermometer
  • tide gauge
  • transmissometer
  • video camera
  • wave gauge- non-directional
Platform
  • A. E. VERRILL
  • ADVANCE II
  • ARGO MAINE
  • ASTERIAS
  • ASTERIAS
  • ATLANTIC TWIN
  • ATLANTIS II
  • CAPE HATTERAS
  • COLUMBUS ISELIN
  • DSV Alvin
  • EDWIN LINK
  • ENDEAVOR
  • FARNELLA
  • GARCIA DEL CID
  • GLORITA
  • GULF CHALLENGER
  • GYRE
  • HORNBEAM
  • KILA
  • LULU
  • MARLIN
  • MARY LOUISE
  • MOORINGS
  • NOAA Ship McArthur
  • NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
  • OCEANUS
  • POINT SUR
  • ROBERT GORDON SPROUL
  • SEWARD JOHNSON II
  • USNS De Steiguer
  • WECOMA
  • WHITEFOOT
  • YELLOWFIN
Last Modified: 2019-09-26T23:15:17Z
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