Current direction, marine toxic substances, and other data from current meters and grab casts from the GUSS III and other platforms in support of the Brine Disposal project from 1977-10-20 to 1979-04-16 (NCEI Accession 8000029)

Metadata Updated: March 12, 2021

Current direction, marine toxic substances, and other data from were collected from current meters and grab casts from the GUSS III and other platforms from 20 October 1977 to 16 April 1979. Data were submitted by the Science Applications, Inc. - Raleigh NC (SAI) in support of the Brine Disposal project. Data has been processed by NODC to the standard NODC F005- Current Meter Data and the F144- Marine Toxic Substances formats. Full format descriptions are available from the 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 F144 format contains data on ambient concentrations of toxic substances and other pollutants in the marine environment. The data derive from laboratory analyses of samples of water, sediment, or marine organisms. Samples may have been collected near marine discharge sites or during ocean monitoring surveys of large areas. Field observations of tar deposits on beaches may also be reported. Survey information includes platform type, start and end dates, and investigator and institution. If data are collected near a discharge site, discharge location, depth, distance to shore, average volume, and other characteristics are reported. Position, date, time and environmental conditions are reported for each sample station. Environmental data may include meteorological and sea surface conditions, tide stage and height, depth of the thermocline or mixed layer surface temperature and salinity, and wave height and periods. Sample characteristics, collection methods, and laboratory techniques are reported for each sample collected and analyzed. The data record comprises concentration values (or a code to indicate trace amounts) for each chemical substance analyzed. Chemical substances are identified by codes based on the registry numbers assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) of the American Chemical Society. Marine organisms from which samples have been taken are identified using the 12-digit NODC Taxonomic Code. A text record is available for optional comments.

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Metadata Date 2021-03-01T22:07:55Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 12, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-03-01T22:07:55Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 12, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8000029
Access Constraints Cite as: Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2010). Current direction, marine toxic substances, and other data from current meters and grab casts from the GUSS III and other platforms in support of the Brine Disposal project from 1977-10-20 to 1979-04-16 (NCEI Accession 8000029). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8000029. Accessed [date]., Use liability: 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.
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Bbox North Lat 29.7
Bbox South Lat 29
Bbox West Long -94.1
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1977-10-20
Temporal Extent End 1979-04-16

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