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WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from PACMERCHANT from 1988-06-17 to 1988-11-21 (NCEI Accession 8900152)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

Data has been processed by NODC to the NODC standard Bathythermograph (XBT) (C116) format.

The C116/C118 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. Prior to July 1994, XBT data were routinely processed to one of these standard types. XBT data are now processed and loaded directly in to the NODC Ocean Profile Data Base (OPDB). Historic data from these two data types were loaded into the OPDB.

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Dates

Metadata Date 2023-05-15T18:16:00Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 13, 2023 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-05-15T18:16:00Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 24, 2003 (publication), February 13, 2023 (revision)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8900152
Access Constraints Cite as: US Navy > Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (2003). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from PACMERCHANT from 1988-06-17 to 1988-11-21 (NCEI Accession 8900152). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900152. 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.
Bbox East Long -80.75
Bbox North Lat 49.14
Bbox South Lat 7.08
Bbox West Long 128.58
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Id c084a438-6f6b-470d-93e0-16aeddb9f513
Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1988-06-17
Temporal Extent End 1988-11-21

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