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NODC Standard Format Coastal Current Meter (Resultants) (F005) Data (1972-1993) (NCEI Accession 0084999)

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This data set contains time series measurements of subsurface ocean currents obtained using moored current-measuring instruments, principally Aanderaa current meters (manufactured by Aanderaa Instruments, Inc.). These data represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed mooring point and measure flow past the sensor. Position, water depth and sensor depth are reported for each station. The data record contains values of current direction and speed at specified date and time. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10 - 15 minute time intervals. Other environmental parameters may also be reported. These include: water temperature, salinity, conductivity and transmissivity; wind direction and speed; and dominant wave direction, height and period. A text field is available for optional comments.
  • Cite as: US National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Format Coastal Current Meter (Resultants) (F005) Data (1972-1993) (NCEI Accession 0084999). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0084999. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • F005
    • File Specification: MULDARS Current Meter Data Format (Resultants) (F005)
  • F015
    • File Specification: MULDARS Current Meter Data Format (Components) (F015)
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Time Period 1972-01-01 to 1993-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60.07
S: 25.76
E: -70.12
W: -141.67
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-03-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The data in this accession is a compilation of data from multiple
NODC accessions that were provided in this standard NODC format
or were reformatted into this standard NODC format. Each of the
original accessions that provided data for this collection are available
upon request from NODC.

Information about the format (F005) of these data is available online at
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f015.html (last accessed on 2012-02-08).

Information about codes used in this format (F005)is available online at
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-datafmts.html (last accessed on 2012-02-08).
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Format Coastal Current Meter (Resultants) (F005) Data (1972-1993) (NCEI Accession 0084999). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0084999. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Format Coastal Current Meter (Resultants) (F005) Data (1972-1993) (NCEI Accession 0084999). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0084999. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-03-14T12:01:14Z - NCEI Accession 0084999 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • current meter
Last Modified: 2020-06-15T20:15:01Z
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