Current direction, temperature, and salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 1981-04-21 to 1982-11-01 (NCEI Accession 8300122)

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Current direction, temperature, and salinity data were collected using moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico from April 21, 1981 to November 1, 1982. Data were submitted by Texas A&M University as part of the Brine Disposal project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Current Meter Data (F005) format. Full current meter moorings descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f005.html.

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.

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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)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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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:8300122
Access Constraints Cite as: Texas A&M University (TAMU) (2010). Current direction, temperature, and salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 1981-04-21 to 1982-11-01 (NCEI Accession 8300122). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8300122. 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.
Bbox East Long -95.2
Bbox North Lat 28.7
Bbox South Lat 28.7
Bbox West Long -95.2
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1981-04-21
Temporal Extent End 1982-11-01

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