WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1994-05-18 to 1994-08-14 (NODC Accession 9400222)

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

The water depth and temperature data were collected in he water depth and temperature data were collected in Gulf of Mexico as part of Louisiana-Texas (LATEX part C) Gulf of Mexico Eddy Circulation Study from aircraft between May 18, 1994 and August 14, 1994. The originator's bathythermograph aerial (AXBT) data containing 108 drops were submitted by Dr. Thomas Berger, Science Applications, Inc. Raleigh NC in F022 file format of NODC. The study was supported by grant no MMS 14-35-0001-30633.

LATEX is a three-part, $16.2 million federal initiative funded by the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the Department of the Interior. The study was conducted to aid MMS in reducing risks associated with oil and gas operations on the continental shelf along the Texas and Louisiana coasts from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande.

Begun in September 1991, it was the largest physical oceanography program ever undertaken in the Gulf. The program consists of three major parts: LATEX A, B, and C, conducted by the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), Louisiana State University (LSU), and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), respectively.

LATEX C was carried out by researchers at SAIC and the University of Colorado. Loop Current eddies, slope eddies, and squirts and jets within the Gulf of Mexico were located and tracked by air-deployed temperature profiling instruments and drifting buoys. Using these data, scientists assessed the impact of these Gulf-wide, circulation features on shelf circulation and identified the processes that interact with the shelf.

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Metadata Date March 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Berger, T. and Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2010). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1994-05-18 to 1994-08-14 (NODC Accession 9400222). Version 1.1. 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 -92.3
Bbox North Lat 27.8
Bbox South Lat 25
Bbox West Long -96
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:9400222
Harvest Object Id 0c8d86a4-d47c-44e4-9a72-8573e8a1fea1
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1994-05-18
Temporal Extent End 1994-08-14

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