Salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska from 1984-10-03 to 1988-05-01 (NCEI Accession 8900056)

Metadata Updated: May 14, 2021

Salinity data were collected using moored current meter casts in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska from October 3, 1984 to May 1, 1988. Data were submitted by Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) as part of the Arctic Polynya EXperiment (APEX) and Fisheries-Oceanography Cooperative Investigation (FOCI) project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the NODC standard F015- Current Meter Data and F017- Pressure Gauge Data formats. Full format descriptions are available from NODC homepage at http://www.noaa.nodc.gov.

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.

The F017 format contains time series measurements of seawater pressure from anchored or bottom-mounted sensors. Measurements of variations at depth of seawater pressure provide information on tidal and storm flows, ocean circulation, and other phenomena that cause changes in sea surface elevation or slope and that can be detected from their pressure signature. Position, bottom depth, and gauge depth are reported for each station. The data record comprises values of total pressure at specified date and time. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at time intervals of 10-15 minutes. Seawater temperature may also be reported. Comments may be reported in a text record.

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Metadata Date 2021-05-10T16:01:19Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-05-10T16:01:19Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2010). Salinity data from moored current meter casts in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska from 1984-10-03 to 1988-05-01 (NCEI Accession 8900056). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900056. 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 -155.1
Bbox North Lat 66.1
Bbox South Lat 55.3
Bbox West Long -172.1
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1984-10-03
Temporal Extent End 1988-05-01

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