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Moored current meter and wind recorder measurement near Point Conception, California: The 1983 OPUS Observations, from 1983-04-01 to 1983-07-29 (NCEI Accession 8600041)

Metadata Updated: December 1, 2023

The OPUS (Organization of Persistent Upwelling Structures) program deployed two current meter (VMCM) moorings near Point Conception, California, during April - July 1983. Current and temperature data from these moorings are summarized here. In addition, data from two nearby NDBC (National Data Buoy Center) meteorological buoys are presented. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Current Meter Data (F015) format.

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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Metadata Date 2023-05-17T00:14:03Z
Metadata Created Date March 19, 2021
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 11, 2023 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-05-17T00:14:03Z
Metadata Created Date March 19, 2021
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 11, 2023 (revision)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8600041
Access Constraints Cite as: Brink, Kenneth H.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2003). Moored current meter and wind recorder measurement near Point Conception, California: The 1983 OPUS Observations, from 1983-04-01 to 1983-07-29 (NCEI Accession 8600041). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8600041. 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 -67.65
Bbox North Lat 40.49
Bbox South Lat 40.29
Bbox West Long -67.73
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Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1980-10-25
Temporal Extent End 1982-01-01

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