Current direction and wind wave spectra data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 01 November 1980 - 01 November 1980 (NODC Accession 8100222)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

Current direction and wind wave spectra data were collected using moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico from November 1, 1980 to November 1, 1980. Data were submitted by National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) as part of the Brine Disposal project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the NODC standard F005- Current Meter Data and F191- Wind Wave Spectra formats. Full format descriptions are available from NODC homepage at

The F005 format is used for time series measurements of ocean currents obtained using moored current-measuring instruments, principally Aanderaa current meters (manufactured by Aanderaa Instruments Inc.). These data represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed mooring point and measure flow past the sensor. Position, water depth, and sensor depth are reported for each station. The data record comprises values of current direction and speed at specified date and time. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10-15 minute time intervals. Other environmental parameters may also be reported. These include: water temperature, salinity, conductivity, and transmissivity; wind direction and speed; and dominant wave direction, height, and period. A text field is available for optional comments.

The F191 format is used to report meteorological data and ocean wave spectra data from NDBC. The format contains seven data record types to: 1) Identify the buoy for position, duration, rate of sampling and heading. 2) Identify the meteorological parameters (temperature, pressure, weather, solar radiation, and surface waves). 3) Report time series frequency, density and resolution of waves. Each record is 120 characters in length, sorted by station and record type. The first nine columns for all records are to be used for file type (columns 1-3) and file identifier (column 4-9). The file identifier, to be assigned by the originator, is an unique originator id for each data submission. After submission, the NODC reassigns to this field an unique NODC identifier.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher US National Oceanographic Data Center (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:8100222
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2010-12-18
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context
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Catalog Describedby
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Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 9ad3dc78d8b7d2b0c5e67f7ee7c016546e6b660a
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Point", "coordinates": -95.3, 28.8}
Temporal 1980-11-01T00:00:00/1980-11-01T00:00:00

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