Current meter components and other data from FIXED PLATFORMS from the Gulf of Mexico from 17 July 1980 to 01 February 1981 (NCEI Accession 8600234)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

Current meter components data were collected from FIXED PLATFORMS in the Gulf of Mexico from 17 July 1980 to 01 February 1981. Data were collected by Texas A&M University (TAMU). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F015 Current Meter Components format. Full format description is available from NODC at

The F015 format contains time series measurements of ocean currents. These data are obtained from current meter moorings and represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed point and measure flow past a sensor. Position, bottom depth, sensor depth and meter characteristics are reported for each station. The data record includes values of east-west (u) and north-south (v) current vector components at specified date and time. Current direction is defined as the direction toward which the water is flowing with positive directions east and north. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10 - 15 minute time intervals. Water temperature, pressure and conductivity or salinity may also be reported. A text record is available for optional comments.

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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 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:8600234
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-03-03
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context
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Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 29804704b2664aed04fa0e5bc842ba2edc4fcff0
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 1980-07-17T00:00:00/1981-02-01T00:00:00

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