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Eastern Gulf of Mexico, February 1996 to June 1997 Average Ocean Currents, Geographic NAD83, MMS (1999) [ocean_currents_egom_AVG_MMS_1997]

Metadata Updated: April 9, 2015

This is one data set of a data package consisting of thirteen point data sets that have as attributes the direction and velocity of ocean currents in the 'eastern' Gulf of Mexico as determined by drift buoys from February 1996 to June 1997. The data are summarized by quarter degree cells and represent the time weighted average of drift direction and velocity for all drift buoys that entered the cell during the summary time period. Twelve of the data sets are one month averages, one data set is a one year average from all the months. The area covered is nominally the eastern Gulf of Mexico, but during the course of the study, the buoys drifted as far west as Texas. These spatial extent, object count and range attribute metadata items apply in particular to the one-year average data set, however the general characteristics of the dataset (coordinate system, attributes and attribute definitions) apply to all thirteen.

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Metadata Date August 21, 2007
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 9, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Louisiana Geographic Information Center - LOSCO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 21, 2007
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 9, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Responsible Party Minerals Management Service (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: These unaltered data may not be redistributed without all of the elements of the metadata listed in the Supplemental_Information section of this metadata document. It is recommended that third parties wishing to use these data obtain them from the Distributor listed in this metadata document. If these data are altered or incorporated into another dataset, they are not to be redistributed without also: altering the name of the dataset, including a Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998) compliant metadata file that describes the dataset and reflects the alteration steps that makes the new dataset different from this one, and citing this dataset in the metadata as a source for the altered dataset using the source citation specified below. If these digital data are used in the production of a report or in the compilation of a standalone printed map, then this dataset is to be cited in the report or on the map using the source citation specified below. The following source citation is to be used when citing this dataset: LOSCO Environmental Baseline Inventory Dataset 'Eastern Gulf of Mexico Ocean Currents, Monthly and One Year Averages (1996-1997) from MMS source data, Geographic NAD83, LOSCO (1999), [ocean_currents_egom_AVG_MMS_1997]' Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above. By using the data described in these metadata, the user acknowledges that the terms and conditions of use have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria., Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -81.125000
Bbox North Lat 30.375000
Bbox South Lat 23.875000
Bbox West Long -97.875000
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview File <URL: ocean_currents_egom_AVG_MMS_1997.gif>
Harvest Object Id afc3cfa4-59d6-4d2b-b6b1-ff0b3607c823
Harvest Source Id fe4bd14c-b471-4262-b101-2b0be20bb4a5
Harvest Source Title Louisiana Geographic Information Center - LOSCO
Licence The data herein, including but not limited to geographic data, tabular data, analytical data, electronic data structures or files, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the data is assumed by the user. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of use of or reliance on the data. The LOSCO does not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers or other transformations or conversions, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the data in any manner or form. These data have been developed from the best available sources. Although efforts have been made to ensure that the data are accurate and reliable, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the data may be reflected in the data supplied. Users must be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, scale, resolution, rectification, positional accuracy, development methodology, time period, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the LOSCO, no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by LOSCO regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Distribution of these data is intended for information purposes and should not be considered authoritative for navigational, engineering, legal and other site-specific uses.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 1996-02-05
Temporal Extent End 1997-06-28

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