Current meter data from moored current meter casts in the South Atlantic Ocean from 18 June 1992 - 29 October 1993 (NCEI Accession 9700223)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

Current meter data were collected using moored current meter casts in the South Atlantic Ocean from June 18, 1992 to October 29, 1993. Data were submitted by Oregon State University (OSU) as part of the BEnguela Sources and Transport (BEST) project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Current Meter Data (F015) format. Full current meter moorings descriptions are available at

The F015 format is used for time series measurements of ocean currents. These data are obtained from current meter moorings and represent 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 comprises 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 and negative directions west and south. 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:9700223
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2010-12-18
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
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Temporal 1992-06-18T00:00:00/1993-10-29T00:00:00

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