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Water temperature, salinity, and velocity including ADCP ice tracking from Bering Strait moorings A2, A3, A4 in Bering Strait from 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0164166)

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This is an archive of data from moorings deployed in Bering Strait from summer 2015 to summer 2016. Mooring deployments were funded by the NSF-Arctic Observing Network award PLR-1304052 (PI: Woodgate, Heimbach, and Nguyen).

The mooring work required 2 dedicated cruises:
- in 2015 (1st - 9th July), a ~ 9 day cruise on the US vessel Norseman2 deployed the moorings. Some CTD sections were run on this cruise, and those data are archived separately.
- in 2016 (7th - 15th July), a ~ 9 day cruise on the US vessel Norseman2 deployed the moorings. Some CTD sections were run on this cruise, and those data are archived separately.
For 2015 to 2016, a total of three moorings were deployed:
- two moorings (A2 and A4) in the US channel of the strait,
- one mooring (A3) at a site just north of the strait.

For 2013 to 2014, a total of three moorings were deployed. Two moorings (A2 and A4) in the US channel of the strait and one mooring (A3) at a site just north of the strait. In what follows, mooring names include a two digit suffix to represent year of deployment.

Mooring names include a two digit suffix to represent year of deployment. Sites A2, and A3 were established in 1990. A2 and A3 have been occupied almost continuously (all years except 96-97) since then. Site A4 was established in 2001. Mooring location A2 is in the middle of the eastern (Alaskan side) channel. Mooring location A3 is just north of the strait, immediately east of the Russian-US EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) line. Experience has shown that site A3 samples both eastern and western channel water. Mooring location A4 is close to the Alaskan coast and allows measurement of the Alaska Coastal Current.

For an overview of previous and on-going Bering Strait mooring work, please see http://psc.apl.washington.edu/BeringStrait.html.

Moorings carry a variety of instruments. All records are year-round, sampling hourly or more frequently. Complete data description is included in readme file in data/0-data/BeringStraitMoorings2015to2016_versionJune2017/Bering_Strait_Moorings_2015-2016_NSFAON_ReadMe.txt

Data from instruments marked with * in the table in the readme file are not included in this archive. For access to these data, please contact the named PI listed in the readme file.

Data are in plain text format.
  • Cite as: Woodgate, Rebecca (2017). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity including ADCP ice tracking from Bering Strait moorings A2, A3, A4 in Bering Strait from 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0164166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164166. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66.327
S: 65.746
E: -168.262
W: -168.951
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-08-01
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
Submission Package ID: WFF49K
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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  • Cite as: Woodgate, Rebecca (2017). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity including ADCP ice tracking from Bering Strait moorings A2, A3, A4 in Bering Strait from 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0164166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164166. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: National Science Foundation; Directorate for Geosciences; Polar Programs
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 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
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  • Cite as: Woodgate, Rebecca (2017). Water temperature, salinity, and velocity including ADCP ice tracking from Bering Strait moorings A2, A3, A4 in Bering Strait from 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0164166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164166. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-08-01T18:34:14Z - NCEI Accession 0164166 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Physical oceanographic mooring data (temperature, salinity, velocity including ADCP ice tracking) (measured); Units: SI units, given in headers (insitu degC, psu, cm/s, m-ranges, db); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE16, SBE37, 300kHz RDI Workhorse ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: See readme file; Data Quality Information: See readme file.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • CTD - moored CTD
Platform
  • MOORINGS
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