Temperature profile data collected using XBTs from the USNS WILKES from the Pacific Ocean during the Thermal Structure Monitoring Program in the Pacific (TRANSPAC) project, 03 December 1980 to 15 December 1980 (NCEI Accession 8100302)

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Temperature profile data were collected using bathythermograph (BT/XBT) casts from USNS WILKES in the Pacific Ocean from December 3, 1980 to December 15, 1980. Data were submitted by US NAVY; NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE as part of the Thermal Structure Monitoring Program in the Pacific (TRANSPAC) project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full BT descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/bt.html.

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 Updated Date March 10, 2021
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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)
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Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:8100302
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2010-12-18
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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Temporal 1980-12-03T00:00:00/1980-12-15T00:00:00

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