Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the Bering Sea and other Sea areas from 1987-02-25 to 1987-07-27 (NCEI Accession 8700280)

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Temperature profile data were collected using XBT and BT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the Bering Sea and other Sea areas from 25 February 1987 to 27 July 1987. Data were collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) with support from the Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (EPOCS) project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/bt.html.

The UBT file format is used for temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles at depths of about 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Cruise information, position, date, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT data file, in which temperature values are recorded at uniform 5m intervals, the XBT Data File contains temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths are at a minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to record the temperature curve to an acceptable degree of accuracy. On output, however, the user may request temperature values either at inflection points or interpolated to uniform depth increments.

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Metadata Date 2020-04-08T10:31:59Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-04-08T10:31:59Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8700280
Access Constraints Cite as: US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Miami, FL (2010). Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the Bering Sea and other Sea areas from 1987-02-25 to 1987-07-27 (NCEI Accession 8700280). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8700280. 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 -68.3
Bbox North Lat 59
Bbox South Lat -18.2
Bbox West Long -157.8
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1987-02-25
Temporal Extent End 1987-07-27

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