NOAA Logo National Centers for Environmental Information

formerly the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)...  more on NCEI

NOAA Satellite and Information Service

You are here: Home > Access Data > Ocean Archive System > accessions_id: 7201324

The Ocean Archive System searches our original datasets as they were submitted to us, not individual points or profiles. If you want to search and retrieve ocean profiles in a common format, or objectively analyzed fields, your better option may be to use one of our project applications. See: Access Data

OAS accession Detail for 7201324

Accession: 7201324 Download KML, bounding region only.

Download originator data for accession: 7201324

<< previous|revision: 4
accessions_id:7201324 | archive
Title:Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USCGC MINNETONKA in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska/British Columbia in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 21 August 1972 to 27 August 1972 (NODC Accession 7201324)
Abstract:MBT data were collected from the USCGC MINNETONKA in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Coast Guard from 21 August 1972 to 27 August 1972. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full format description is available from NODC at

The UBT file format is used for temperature-depth profile data obtained using the mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) instrument. The maximum depth of MBT observations is approximately 285 m. Therefore, MBT data are useful only in studying the thermal structure of the upper layers of the ocean. Cruise information, date, position, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Temperature data in this file are recorded at uniform 5 m depth intervals.
Date received:19740201
Start date:19720821
End date:19720827
Seanames:Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
West boundary:-139.9
East boundary:-127.8
North boundary:57.9
South boundary:44.5
Observation types:physical, profile
Instrument types:bathythermograph - MBT
Submitting institution:USCG
Collecting institutions:USCG
Contributing projects:IGOSS
Number of observations:9
Supplementary information:Note: Preliminary 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).

To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all accessions on an ongoing basis. Metadata were updated in August of 2007.

Points of contact for this data set include:
Contact info:
city: GROTON
state: CT
postal: 06340
Availability date:19740201
Metadata version:4
Keydate:2003-10-24 17:39:09+00
Editdate:2013-03-20 19:47:28+00