Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS EXCEL in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1967-04-12 to 1967-04-18 (NODC Accession 6700153)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

MBT data were collected from the USS EXCEL in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project. Data were collected by US Navy; Ships of Opportunity from 12 April 1967 to 18 April 1967. The platform was equipped and staffed to observe weather and sea conditions. 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 the mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) instrument. The maximum depth of MBT observations is approximately 285 m. Therefore, MBT data are useful only in studying the thermal structure of the upper layers of the ocean. Cruise information, date, position, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Temperature data in this file are recorded at uniform 5 m depth intervals.

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Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication), March 18, 2013 (revision)
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Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication), March 18, 2013 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS EXCEL in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1967-04-12 to 1967-04-18 (NODC Accession 6700153). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], 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 119.25
Bbox North Lat 14.616667
Bbox South Lat 8.333333
Bbox West Long 100.783333
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1967-04-12
Temporal Extent End 1967-04-18

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