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SALINITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SIGMA-THETA, FLUORESCENCE and other profile data collected in the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin and others on NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV, ENDEAVOR and other platforms cruises AL9306, AL9403II and others as part of the GB project from 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17 (NCEI Accession 0107210)

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This dataset includes profile, biological and physical data collected aboard NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV, ENDEAVOR, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON during cruises AL9306, AL9403II, EN268, OC301, OC303, SJ9503, SJ9505 and SJ9507 in the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean and Tyrrhenian Sea from 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17. These data include SALINITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SIGMA-THETA, FLUORESCENCE, Potential temperature (theta) and TRANSMISSIVITY. The instruments used to collect these data include CTD. These data were collected by Greg Lough and James P. Manning of National Marine Fisheries Service and Steve M. Bollens of Washington State University as part of GB. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) submitted these data to NODC on 2013-04-26.

The following is the text of the abstract provided by BCO-DMO:

The MOCNESS is based on the Tucker Trawl principle (Tucker, 1951). The particular MOCNESS system from which these CTD data came is one of three net systems. The MOCNESS-.25 carries nine rectangular nets (1/4-m2), usually with 64 micrometer mesh. In all three MOCNESS systems, the underwater unit sends a data frame, comprised of temperature, depth, conductivity, net-frame angle, flow count, time, number of open net, and net opening/closing, to the deck unit in a compressed hexadecimal format every 2 seconds and from the deck unit to a microcomputer every 4 seconds. Temperature (to approximately 0.01 deg C) and conductivity are measured with SEABIRD sensors. Normally, a modified T.S.K.-flowmeter is used. Both the temperature and conductivity sensors and the flowmeter are mounted on top of the frame so that they face horizontally when the frame is at a towing angle of 45deg. Calculations of salinity (to approximately 0.01 o/oo S), potential temperature (theta), potential density (sigma), the oblique and vertical velocities of the net, and the approximate volume filtered by each net are made after each string of data has been received by the computer. (Wiebe et al., 1985) In addition, data were collected from four other sensors attached to the frame: the Transmissometer, the Fluorometer, the Downwelling light sensor, and the Oxygen sensor. A SeaBird underwater pump was also included in the sensor suite.
It should be noted that whenever the data are of questionable value, 50.000 is written in the particular data field.
Unless otherwise indicated, these data have not been post-processed.
For additional information, contact the chief scientist (http://globec.whoi.edu/jg/serv/globec/gb/inventory.html0?project,name_prin) for the cruise or the U.S. GLOBEC Data Management Office (http://globec.whoi.edu/globec-dir/contact_dmo.html) (DMO).
Note: Some variables have been eliminated from the display but are nevertheless available. These variables include: oxycurrent, oxytemp, tempco, and echo.
References
Fofonoff and Millard, 1983, UNESCO technical papers in Marine Sciences, #44.

Tucker, G.H., 1951. Relation of fishes and other organisms to the scattering of underwater sound. Journal of Marine Research, 10: 215-238.

Wiebe, P.H., K.H. Burt, S. H. Boyd, A.W. Morton, 1976. The multiple opening/closing net and environmental sensing system for sampling zooplankton. Journal of Marine Research, 34(3): 313-326.

Wiebe, P.H., A.W. Morton, A.M. Bradley, R.H. Backus, J.E. Craddock, V. Barber, T.J. Cowles and G.R. Flierl, 1985. New developments in the MOCNESS, an apparatus for sampling zooplankton and micronekton. Marine Biology, 87: 313-323.

updated September 30, 2008. mda
  • Cite as: Manning, James P.; Lough, Greg; Bollens, Steve M. (2013). SALINITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SIGMA-THETA, FLUORESCENCE and other profile data collected in the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin and others on NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV, ENDEAVOR and other platforms cruises AL9306, AL9403II and others as part of the GB project from 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17 (NCEI Accession 0107210). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107210. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -138.9962
East: 113.3667
South: .0333
North: 76.1552
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Biological, chemical, physical, biogeochemical, ecological, environmental and other data collected from around the world during historical and contemporary periods of biological and chemical oceanographic exploration and research managed and submitted by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
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  • CTD_MOCNESS.25 from the GB project of the U.S. GLOBEC program
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      CTD_MOCNESS.25 from the GB project of the U.S. GLOBEC program
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:BCO-DMO
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-05-20
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 Originator(s)/Principal Investigator(s) for these data:
Greg Lough, National Marine Fisheries Service
James P. Manning, National Marine Fisheries Service
Steve M. Bollens, Washington State University

The data were collected during the following cruise(s):
AL9306
AL9403II
EN268
OC301
OC303
SJ9503
SJ9505
SJ9507

The collection of the data was supported by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Science Foundation
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: Manning, James P.; Lough, Greg; Bollens, Steve M. (2013). SALINITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SIGMA-THETA, FLUORESCENCE and other profile data collected in the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin and others on NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV, ENDEAVOR and other platforms cruises AL9306, AL9403II and others as part of the GB project from 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17 (NCEI Accession 0107210). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107210. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
BCO-DMO Data Elements Thesaurus
  • angle
  • brief_desc
  • cruiseid
  • day_local
  • flow
  • flvolt
  • hzvel
  • lat
  • lon
  • month_local
  • net
  • potemp
  • press
  • sal
  • sigma_0
  • station
  • station_std
  • time_local
  • tow
  • trans_v
  • vol
  • vtvel
  • year
  • yrday_local
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
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
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Manning, James P.; Lough, Greg; Bollens, Steve M. (2013). SALINITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SIGMA-THETA, FLUORESCENCE and other profile data collected in the Gulf of Guinea, Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin and others on NOAA Ship ALBATROSS IV, ENDEAVOR and other platforms cruises AL9306, AL9403II and others as part of the GB project from 1993-05-22 to 1997-05-17 (NCEI Accession 0107210). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107210. Accessed [date].
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  • 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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  • 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
  • 2013-05-20T18:13:47Z - NCEI Accession 0107210 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
  • CTD
Platform
  • ENDEAVOR
  • NOAA Ship Albatross IV
  • OCEANUS
  • R/V Seward Johnson
Last Modified: 2023-01-27T02:47:41Z
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