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Title:Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1986-06-19 to 1986-07-11 (NODC Accession 8600247)
Abstract:Temperature profile data were collected using XBT and BT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER in the North Atlantic Ocean from 19 June 1986 to 11 July 1986. Data were collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) in Miami, Florida. 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 expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles at depths of about 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Cruise information, position, date, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT data file, in which temperature values are recorded at uniform 5m intervals, the XBT Data File contains temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths are at a minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to record the temperature curve to an acceptable degree of accuracy. On output, however, the user may request temperature values either at inflection points or interpolated to uniform depth increments.
Date received:19860722
Start date:19860619
End date:19860711
Seanames:North Atlantic Ocean
West boundary:-80.1
East boundary:-71.1
North boundary:40.5
South boundary:25
Observation types:physical, profile
Instrument types:bathythermograph - BT, bathythermograph - XBT
Datatypes:WATER TEMPERATURE, water depth
Submitting institution:US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Miami, FL
Collecting institutions:US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Miami, FL
Contributing projects:
Number of observations:
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:
Contact info:
city: MIAMI
state: FL
Availability date:19860722
Metadata version:2
Keydate:2003-10-24 17:36:47+00
Editdate:2016-09-20 11:54:34+00