Eastward and northward components of ocean current, temperature, salinity and ice analysis collected from industry sponsored moorings in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska from 2008-09-08 to 2016-10-13 (NCEI Accession 0164964)

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2021

Thirteen moorings sites throughout the northeastern Chukchi Sea shelf were occupied in various combinations for eight field years, 2008-2016. Two separate taut line moorings were deployed at most sites. The primary mooring employed at all sites deployed a Teledyne RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure water and sea ice velocities. Except at the locations over Hanna Shoals, 2011-2012, a second mooring deployed an Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) instrument, manufactured by ASL Environmental Sciences Inc. (ASL), to measure ice keel depths and wave diagnostics, and a Sea Bird Electronics 37-SM CT sensor to measure water temperature and conductivity (and thus derive salinity). Moorings were deployed during the ice-free season, then recovered and redeployed in subsequent years. Data at the Crackerjack mooring location was collected until 2016 because though recovery was intended for 2015, weather delayed it until the next year.

Data collection was conducted by Olgoonik Fairweather LLC (Fairweather) of Anchorage, Alaska, and ASL, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Fairweather provided logistical support to ASL field personnel during oceanographic mooring recovery and redeployment, and ASL was contracted to collect and analyze data. UAF processing was limited to assembling the data into this data submission. NCEI received the data in text and MS Excel formats. The latter have been exported to CSV text.

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Metadata Date 2021-03-15T20:46:26Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) August 16, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-03-15T20:46:26Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) August 16, 2017 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0164964
Access Constraints Cite as: Mudge, Todd et al.; Weingartner, Thomas; Dobbins, Elizabeth; Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.; ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.; Statoil; Olgoonik Fairweather LLC (2017). Eastward and northward components of ocean current, temperature, salinity and ice analysis collected from industry sponsored moorings in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska from 2008-09-08 to 2016-10-13 (NCEI Accession 0164964). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0164964. 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 -159.9981
Bbox North Lat 72.6637
Bbox South Lat 70.8328
Bbox West Long -166.7506
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Temporal Extent Begin 2008-09-08
Temporal Extent End 2016-10-13

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