Oceanographic station and other data from meteorological sensors, CTD, and bottle casts from numerous platforms and processed by NODC to the NODC standard Station Data II (SD2) Output Format from 1902-08-03 to 1990-12-27

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Oceanographic station and other data from meteorological sensors, CTD, and bottle casts from numerous platforms from 1902-08-03 to 1990-12-27. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Oceanographic Station Data (SD2) format (also known as C022 Low-resolution CTD/STD and C100 Ocean Station Data format). Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/sd2.html.

The Oceanographic Station Data format contains physical-chemical oceanographic data recorded at discrete depth levels. Most of the observations were made using multi-bottle Nansen casts or other types of water samplers. A small amount (about 5 percent) were obtained using electronic CTD conductivity-temperature-depth) or STD (salinity-temperature-depth) recorders. The CTD/STD data were reported to NODC at depth levels equivalent to Nansen cast data, however, and have been processed and stored the same as the Nansen data. Cruise information (e.g., ship, country, institution), position, date, and time, and reported for each station. The principal measured parameters and temperature and salinity, but dissolved oxygen, phosphate, total phosphorus, silicate, nitrate, nitrite, and pH may be reported. Meteorological conditions at the time of the cast (e.g., air temperature and pressure, wind, waves) may also be reported, as well as auxiliary data such as water color (Forel-Ule scale), water transparency (Secchi disk depth), and depth to bottom. Values of density (sigma-t), sound velocity, and dynamic depth anomaly are computed from measured parameters. Each station contains the measurements taken at the observed depth levels, but also includes data values interpolated to a set of standard depth levels.

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Metadata Date December 12, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) October 31, 1968 (publication), October 30, 2018 (revision)
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Metadata Date December 12, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) October 31, 1968 (publication), October 30, 2018 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (1968). Oceanographic station and other data from meteorological sensors, CTD, and bottle casts from numerous platforms and processed by NODC to the NODC standard Station Data II (SD2) Output Format from 1902-08-03 to 1990-12-27. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], 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.
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Temporal Extent Begin 1902-08-03
Temporal Extent End 1990-12-27

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