Current direction and wind wave spectra data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Brine Disposal project, from 1978-06-28 to 1979-02-28 (NODC Accession 7900169)

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

Current direction, salinity, and wind wave spectra data were collected using moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico from June 28, 1978 to February 28, 1979. Data were submitted by Texas A&M University as part of the Brine Disposal project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the standard NODC F005- Current Meter Data and F191- Wave Wind Spectra formats. Full format descriptions are available from NODC homepage at http://www.noaa.nodc.gov.

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 NDBO. 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 orignator, is a unqiue originator id for each data submission. After submission, the NODC reassigns to this field an unique NODC identifier.

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Metadata Date May 2, 2017
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 2, 2017
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Texas A&M University (2010). Current direction and wind wave spectra data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Brine Disposal project, from 1978-06-28 to 1979-02-28 (NODC Accession 7900169). 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 -95.3
Bbox North Lat 28.8
Bbox South Lat 28.8
Bbox West Long -95.3
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:7900169
Harvest Object Id d34df2f5-87ac-4836-8f65-8478501a1aa6
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-06-28
Temporal Extent End 1979-02-28

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