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Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 2004-04 to 2013-12 (NCEI Accession 0123302)

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This NCEI accession contains cruises within 2004-04-06 to 2013-12-23, which were received, reviewed, and prepared for archival at the Joint Archive (JA) for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) within 2012-08 to 2014-11. Only data sets that have passed quality control and calibration stages, thus science-ready, are included in the JASADCP. The JASADCP is a collaboration of NOAA and the E.Firing ADCP Laboratory at the University of Hawaii. The data have been contributed by both US and international organizations. This accession is a granule within the NCEI JASADCP collection.

Absolute U- and V-component ocean current vectors from SADCP, as both a high frequency sampling (nominally 5 minutes with 8 m depth bins) and an averaged subset (hourly time and 10 m depth means), are provided for the global oceans. The depth ranges varied within 10 m to as deep as 1800 m. Select cruises utilize multiple sonars, some of which have multiple modes, to allow independent sets of varying depth-versus-resolution characteristics. Thus, some cruises have more than one sonar-cruise set.

The high frequency samples along with ancillary parameters are provided in the Common Oceanographic Data Access System (CODAS) binary format, from which long- and short-form NetCDF files are made. The long form holds an exact dump of the CODAS set. The short form gives currents in Earth coordinates and select ancillary parameters. The standard (averaged hourly/10m depth bins) subset is stored in ASCII and NetCDF.
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; UH Mānoa (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 2004-04 to 2013-12 (NCEI Accession 0123302). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123302. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2004-04-06 to 2013-12-23
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 64.188
S: -78.643
E: 180
W: -180
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Associated Resources
  • Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) since 1985
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    • gov.noaa.nodc:NCEI-UH-JASADCP
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-03-20
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
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Provide an archive of absolute ocean current data for global oceans.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; UH Mānoa (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 2004-04 to 2013-12 (NCEI Accession 0123302). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123302. 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 Originator Keywords
  • ocean currents
  • physical data
  • shipboard acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP)
  • thermistor
  • water temperature
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
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 Originator Place Names
  • Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Sargasso Sea
  • Gulf of Guinea
  • Indian Ocean, Andaman Sea
  • Ocean Basins, Seas:
  • Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, Gulf of Alaska
  • Southern Ocean, Scotia Sea, Ross Sea
  • domain: global
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick; UH Mānoa (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 2004-04 to 2013-12 (NCEI Accession 0123302). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123302. 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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Processing Steps
  • 2017-03-20T19:33:08Z - NCEI Accession 0123302 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-20T19:33:08Z - NCEI Accession 0123302 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • acoustic sensor
  • ADCP
  • Temperature Sensors
  • thermistor
Platform
  • ENDEAVOR
  • KA'IMIKAI-O-KANALOA
  • KILO MOANA
  • MARION DUFRESNE
  • NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
  • NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana
  • NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown
  • OCEANUS
  • R/V Atlantis
  • R/V Melville
  • R/V Pelican
  • R/V Roger Revelle
  • R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • R/V WECOMA
  • RV Nathaniel B. Palmer
  • USS HEALY
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