Real-Time XBT Data assembled by US NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) for the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) and submitted, 02/13/2006 - 02/19/2006 (NODC Accession 0002570)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

These data represent data collected from the Shipboard Environmental (data) Acquisition System (SEAS), a program developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide accurate meteorological and oceanographic data in real time from ships at sea through the use of satellite data transmission techniques. The system transmits data through either the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) or the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT C) satellites to NOAA for use in weather, climatological and ocean models. NOAA is actively participating in an international effort to increase the number of subsurface temperature observations in support of global oceanographic and climate studies. NOAA's Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) program, SEAS, currently supports about 80 Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS). SEAS XBT data are archived by the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) on a weekly basis.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0002570
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-01-07
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": 161.461, -62.287, 18.45, -62.287, 18.45, 37.635, 161.461, 37.635, 161.461, -62.287}
Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c2bc58f42e1e3195fde352a8afe503c1c895be5b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": 161.461, -62.287, 18.45, -62.287, 18.45, 37.635, 161.461, 37.635, 161.461, -62.287}
Temporal 2006-02-13T00:00:00/2006-02-19T00:00:00

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.