Acoustic doppler current meter data collected in support of the Minerals Management Service-supported Deep Water Program in the the Gulf of Mexico, 1999 - 2003 (NODC Accession 0002196)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

A research program has been initiated by the Minerals Management Service (Contract No. 1435-01-99-CT-30991) to gain better knowledge of the benthic communities of the deep Gulf of Mexico entitled "The Deepwater Program: Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Habitat and Benthic Ecology." Increasing exploration and exploitation of fossil hydrocarbon resources in the deep-sea prompted the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior to support an investigation of the structure and function of the assemblages of organisms that live in association with the sea floor in the deep-sea. The program, Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos or DGoMB, is studying the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) continental slope from water depths of 300 meters on the upper continental slope out to greater than 3,000 meters water depth seaward of the base of the Sigsbee and Florida Escarpments. The study is focused on areas that are the most likely targets of future resource exploration and exploitation.

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Metadata Date January 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Wolff, Gary A.; Texas A&M University (2010). Acoustic doppler current meter data collected in support of the Minerals Management Service-supported Deep Water Program in the the Gulf of Mexico, 1999 - 2003 (NODC Accession 0002196). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -85.47
Bbox North Lat 29.33
Bbox South Lat 23.47
Bbox West Long -96
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0002196
Harvest Object Id 312900fe-2a17-4c0c-863b-135339623155
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1999-09-01
Temporal Extent End 2003-08-01

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