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Five Year Mean Bottom to Surface Temperature Differences in the Northern Gulf of Mexico for 2005 through 2009

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

These images were created by combining the estimates of the mean bottom to surface temperature differences to produce seasonal representations for winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter includes the months of January, February and March; spring includes the months of April, May and June; summer includes the months of July, August and September; fall includes the months of October, November and December. Estimates of bottom to surface temperature differences (Delta t) were originally obtained from the Naval Research Laboratory at the Stennis Space Center (NRL/SSC). NRL/SSC derived these estimates from a reanalysis of NRL/SSC Intra-Americas Sea Ocean Nowcast/Forecast System (IASNFS). The NRL IASNFS is a 3-dimensional circulation model based on the Navy Coast Model (NCOM) (Ko et al. 2003). The model has a 1/24 degree resolution or about ~5.8 km at the northern Gulf of Mexico and 40 vertical layers. It covers the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea and uses Navy Global NCOM for the open boundary conditions. IASNFS assimilates satellite altimeter data from GFO, Jason-1, ERS-1/2, EnviSat and TOPEX and sea surface temperature from NOAA AVHRR and MODIS (Ko et al. 2008). The surface forcing includes wind, heat fluxes and sea level air-pressure derived from Navy operational global weather forecast model NOGAPS. The temperature differences were calculated from temperature at surface layer and at bottom layer or to 100 m depth and interpolated onto a 2 minute grid for northern Gulf Coast.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2012-05 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2012-05 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48037
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Five Year Mean Bottom to Surface Temperature Differences in the Northern Gulf of Mexico for 2005 through 2009 [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48037., Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: None, Distribution Liability: Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or its partners.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
Bbox East Long -81.1
Bbox North Lat 30.9
Bbox South Lat 25.2
Bbox West Long -98.1
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 38d2d6cd-c07a-4dcd-8d61-b1be1ddcdb78
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-98.1, 25.2], [-81.1, 25.2], [-81.1, 30.9], [-98.1, 30.9], [-98.1, 25.2]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-01

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