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|Title:||Temperature profile data from surface sensors and CTD casts in the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay from the NOAA Ship DISCOVERER and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 16 April 1977 to 03 June 1977 (NODC Accession 7700742)|
|Abstract:||Temperature profile data were collected from surface sensors and CTD casts in the Gulf of Alaska from the NOAA Ship DISCOVERER and NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN. Data were collected by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) as part of Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 16 April 1977 to 03 June 1977. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F022 High-Resolution CTD/STD Output Format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f022.html. An analog file for this accession is available from NODC user services.
The F022 format contains high-resolution data collected using CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) and STD (salinity-temperature-depth) instruments. As they are lowered and raised in the oceans, these electronic devices provide nearly continuous profiles of temperature, salinity, and other parameters. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering or obtained by interpolation and may be reported at depth intervals as fine as 1m. Cruise and instrument information, position, date, time and sampling interval are reported for each station. Environmental data at the time of the cast (meteorological and sea surface conditions) may also be reported. The data record comprises values of temperature, salinity or conductivity, density (computed sigma-t), and possibly dissolved oxygen or transmissivity at specified depth or pressure levels. Data may be reported at either equally or unequally spaced depth or pressure intervals. A text record is available for comments.
|Seanames:||Bering Sea, Bristol Channel, Gulf of Alaska|
|Observation types:||physical, profile|
|Instrument types:||CTD, meteorological sensors|
|Datatypes:||SALINITY, WATER DEPTH, WATER TEMPERATURE|
|Platforms:||DISCOVERER, MILLER FREEMAN|
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|Supplementary 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.
To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all
accessions on an ongoing basis.
Points of contact for this data set include:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY; PACIFIC MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY
address: 7600 SAND POINT WAY NE, BLDG 32
country: UNITED STATES
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