CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from FIXED STATIONS From North Atlantic Ocean and Others from 1987-10-16 to 1990-06-16 (NODC Accession 9400108)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

[From the May 1990 report, data/0-data/88-89/report89.txt] The SYNoptic Ocean Prediction experiment (SYNOP) was undertaken with the goal that increased understanding of the Gulf Stream obtained through coordinated observations could be integrated with numerical models, including predictive models of the Gulf Stream. Our moored experiment, which began in fall of 1987, consists of two separate arrays in the Gulf Stream as part of the SYNOP program. The "Inlet" array of inverted echo sounders (IES) and deep current meters measure key parameters that describe the variability of the Gulf Stream and deep western boundary current (DWBC) near Cape Hatteras. In this region the Gulf Stream first flows into deeper water and crosses over the DWBC. The "Central" array of IESs, in a 350 km square centered on the Gulf Stream near 68 W, monitors the thermocline structure of the Gulf Stream in the region of large meanders and frequent interactions with rings. The array also contains twelve tall current meter moorings, that reach into the Gulf Stream core. Additionally most of the IESs in the interior of the array are outfitted with bottom pressure recorders (PIES).

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Metadata Date September 20, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 20, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Fields, Erik; University of Rhode Island > Graduate School of Oceanography (2010). CURRENT - DIRECTION and Other Data from FIXED STATIONS From North Atlantic Ocean and Others from 1987-10-16 to 1990-06-16 (NODC Accession 9400108). 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 -67
Bbox North Lat 40
Bbox South Lat 35
Bbox West Long -75
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:9400108
Harvest Object Id 4d225624-1e47-471b-b605-39b2e87873ec
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1987-10-16
Temporal Extent End 1990-06-16

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