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Temperature profile and water depth data collected from AVON and other platforms using BT and XBT casts in the North Pacific Ocean from 1975-04-08 to 1989-11-30 (NCEI Accession 8900300)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

Temperature profile and water depth data were collected using BT and XBT casts from the AVON and other platforms in the North Pacific Ocean and TOGA Area - Pacific Ocean. Data were collected from 08 April 1975 to 30 November 1989 by the US Navy; Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC)

Data has been processed by NODC to the NODC standard Bathythermograph (XBT) (C116) format.

The C116/C118 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 record was comprised of pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT Data File, in which temperature values were recorded at uniform 5 m intervals, the XBT data files contained temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths were recorded at the minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to accurately define the temperature curve. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles to depths of either 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Prior to July 1994, XBT data were routinely processed to one of these standard types. XBT data are now processed and loaded directly in to the NODC Ocean Profile Data Base (OPDB). Historic data from these two data types were loaded into the OPDB.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-08T17:40:31Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 14, 2023 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-08-08T17:40:31Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 14, 2023 (revision)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8900300
Access Constraints Cite as: Tommos, G.H. Kris; US Navy > Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (2003). Temperature profile and water depth data collected from AVON and other platforms using BT and XBT casts in the North Pacific Ocean from 1975-04-08 to 1989-11-30 (NCEI Accession 8900300). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900300. 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 -117.59
Bbox North Lat 66.53
Bbox South Lat -19.8
Bbox West Long -89.27
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1975-04-08
Temporal Extent End 1989-11-30

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