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 8900298
|<< previous|||revision: 3|
|accessions_id:||8900298 | archive|
|Title:||Temperature profile and other data collected using CTD casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the TOGA Area of Pacific Ocean from 1987-04-25 to 1988-12-03 (NODC Accession 8900298)|
|Abstract:||Temperature profile and other data were collected using CTD casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER, NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE, and NOAA Ship OCEANOGRAPHER in the TOGA area of Pacific Ocean from 25 April 1987 to 03 December 1988. Data were collected by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) with support from the Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (EPOCS). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard High-Resolution STD/CTD Data (F022) format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f022.html.|
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:||TOGA Area - Pacific (30 N to 30 S)|
|Observation types:||physical, profile|
|Instrument types:||CTD, meteorological sensors|
|Datatypes:||AIR TEMPERATURE - DRY BULB, AIR TEMPERATURE - WET BULB, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, SALINITY, SEA STATE, VISIBILITY, WATER TEMPERATURE, WAVE HEIGHT, WAVE PERIOD, WEATHER, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED, water depth|
|Submitter:||Hayes, Dr. Stanley P.|
|Platforms:||MALCOLM BALDRIGE, OCEANOGRAPHER, RESEARCHER|
|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:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY; PACIFIC MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY
address: 7600 SAND POINT WAY NE, BLDG 32
country: UNITED STATES