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TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and CURRENT VELOCITIES collected from a long-term FOCAL mooring in the Gulf of Mexico from 2007-10-01 to 2016-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0248354)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

This dataset contains temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and current velocities obtained from the long-term Fisheries Oceanography in Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) mooring operated by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). The mooring is located at 30°05.410'N, 88°12.694'W, along the 20-m isobath about 25 km southwest of Mobile Bay, Alabama. This dataset contains non-continuous data collected between 2007-10-01 and 2016-08-19 using a variety of instruments, including thermistors, CTDs, and a bottom-mounted, upward-looking RDI 600 Workhorse Sentinel ADCP. Parameters include temperature; salinity; current vectors, speeds, and direction; dissolved oxygen and oxygen saturation; and sound velocity, although not all datasets contain each parameter. The data are in ASCII format, and the raw ADCP data is also included.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-07T17:39:32Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-08-07T17:39:32Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2022 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0248354
Access Constraints Cite as: Dzwonkowski, Brian; Lockridge, Grant; Book, Jeff; Hernandez, Frank; Tzeng, Mimi; Park, Kyeong (2022). TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, and CURRENT VELOCITIES collected from a long-term FOCAL mooring in the Gulf of Mexico from 2007-10-01 to 2016-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0248354). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0248354. 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 2007-10-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-08-19

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