Physical, chemical, and other data from CTD and XBT casts from the KOFU MARU and other platforms from the Philippine Sea and other locations from 1971-11-24 to 1989-12-28 (NODC Accession 9100090)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Physical, chemical, and other data from CTD and XBT casts from the KOFU MARU and other platforms from the Philippine Sea and other locations. Data were collected by the Japanese Hydrographic Office and the Maritime Safety Agency; Hydrographic Division (MSA) from 24 November 1971 to 28 December 1989. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Station Data II Output Format (SD2) and the Universal Bathythermograph Output Format (UBT). Full format descriptions are available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/.

The SD2 file format is used for 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%), 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, position, date and time are reported for each station. Each station contains the measurements taken at observed depth levels, but also includes data values interpolated to a set of standard depth levels.

The UBT format contains temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Cruise information, position, date and time were reported for each observation. The data records are comprised of pairs of temperature-depth values. The XBT data files contain temperature values at originators defined depths. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles to depths of either 450 or 760 m. Special instruments permit measurements to be obtained to 1830 m.

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Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Japanese Hydrographic Office (2011). Physical, chemical, and other data from CTD and XBT casts from the KOFU MARU and other platforms from the Philippine Sea and other locations from 1971-11-24 to 1989-12-28 (NODC Accession 9100090). Version 2.2. 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.
Bbox East Long 175.5
Bbox North Lat 50
Bbox South Lat -67.7
Bbox West Long -156.9
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:9100090
Harvest Object Id 9acb635e-064a-462a-9429-18830be1698a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1971-11-24
Temporal Extent End 1989-12-28

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