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Temperature profile data collected using XBTs from the ALSTER EXPRESS and other platforms from the Pacific Ocean during the International Decade of Ocean Exploration / North Pacific Experiment (IDOE/NORPAX) project, 1980-01-15 to 1982-12-31 (NCEI Accession 8500054)

Metadata Updated: July 28, 2023

Temperature profile data were collected using bathythermograph (BT/XBT) casts from ALSTER EXPRESS and other platforms in the Pacific Ocean from January 15, 1980 to December 31, 1982. Data were submitted by US Navy; Ships of Opportunity as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration / North Pacific Experiment (IDOE/NORPAX) project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format.

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 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.

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Metadata Date 2023-02-11T07:52:03Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 28, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 10, 2023 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Metadata Date 2023-02-11T07:52:03Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 28, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 10, 2023 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2003). Temperature profile data collected using XBTs from the ALSTER EXPRESS and other platforms from the Pacific Ocean during the International Decade of Ocean Exploration / North Pacific Experiment (IDOE/NORPAX) project, 1980-01-15 to 1982-12-31 (NCEI Accession 8500054). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8500054. 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.
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Temporal Extent Begin 1980-01-15
Temporal Extent End 1982-12-31

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