Current direction, wind direction, temperature, and salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 01 February 1981 - 01 February 1981 (NCEI Accession 8100516)

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Current direction, temperature, wind direction, and salinity data were collected using moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico from February 1, 1981 to February 1, 1981. 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 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 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 for internal use.

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Metadata Date 2021-05-10T16:00:23Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-05-10T16:00:23Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Data Buoy Center (2010). Current direction, wind direction, temperature, and salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 01 February 1981 - 01 February 1981 (NCEI Accession 8100516). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8100516. 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 -95.3
Bbox North Lat 28.8
Bbox South Lat 28.8
Bbox West Long -95.3
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Temporal Extent Begin 1981-02-01
Temporal Extent End 1981-02-01

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