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OAS accession Detail for 9200105
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|Title:||Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts in the North/South Atlantic Ocean and North/South Pacific Ocean from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms from 1987-05-20 to 1992-04-19 (NODC Accession 9200105)|
|Abstract:||Temperature profile data were collected using XBT and BT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the North/South Atlantic Ocean and North/South Pacific Ocean from 20 May 1987 to 19 April 1992. Data were collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) with support from Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (EPOCS) and SubTropical Atlantic Climate Studies (STACS) projects. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/bt.html.|
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.
|Seanames:||North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean|
|Observation types:||physical, profile|
|Instrument types:||bathythermograph - BT, bathythermograph - XBT|
|Datatypes:||WATER TEMPERATURE, water depth|
|Submitting institution:||US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Rockville, MD|
|Collecting institutions:||US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Rockville, MD|
|Contributing projects:||EPOCS, STACS, UNKNOWN|
|Platforms:||ALBATROSS IV, BOGASARI LIMA, COLUMBUS VICTORIA, COLUMBUS VIRGINIA, COLUMBUS WELLINGTON, DISCOVERER, FARNELLA, GOLDENSARI INDAH, HORIZON NAVIGATOR, JOHN V. VICKERS, MALCOLM BALDRIGE, MELBOURNE STAR, MICRONESIAN INDEPENDENCE, MT. MITCHELL, NEDLLOYD MANILA, NEDLLOYD VAN NOORT, OCEANOGRAPHER, POLYNESIA, RESEARCHER, ROSEBANK, ROWANBANK, SEA WOLF, SEA-LAND ACHIEVER, SEA-LAND DEFENDER, SEA-LAND ENTERPRISE, SEA-LAND TRADER, SEALIFT ATLANTIC, SEDCO/BP 471, SHIN KASHU MARU, STAR HONG KONG, SURVEYOR, TAI HE, WHITING|
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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; NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
address: 6001 EXECUTIVE BLVD.
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES