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Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1999-02 to 2016-11 (NCEI Accession 0167288)

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This NCEI accession contains cruises within 1999-02-19 to 2016-11-25, which were received, reviewed, and prepared for archival at the Joint Archive (JA) for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) within 2014-12 to 2017-09. 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 (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1999-02 to 2016-11 (NCEI Accession 0167288). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0167288. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1999-02-19 to 2016-11-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
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  • 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: 2017-10-18
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: H3FDH4
Purpose Provide an archive of absolute ocean current data for global oceans.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1999-02 to 2016-11 (NCEI Accession 0167288). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0167288. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Centers for Environmental Information
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
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Caldwell, Patrick (2017). Ocean currents measured by Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (SADCP) from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive (JASADCP) 1999-02 to 2016-11 (NCEI Accession 0167288). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0167288. Accessed [date].
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  • 2017-10-18T19:55:32Z - NCEI Accession 0167288 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U) (measured); Units: mm/sec; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: see metadata for each sonar-cruise set; Data Quality Information: see metadata for each sonar-cruise set.
  • Data Type: CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V) (measured); Units: mm/sec; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: see metadata for each sonar-cruise set; Data Quality Information: see metadata for each sonar-cruise set.
  • Data Type: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermistor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: hull-mounted; Data Quality Information: post-cruise processing.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • thermistor
Platform
  • BLUE HERON
  • ENDEAVOR
  • FRS Algoa
  • Hugh R. Sharp
  • KILO MOANA
  • LAURENCE M. GOULD
  • MARION DUFRESNE
  • MIRAI
  • NEW HORIZON
  • OCEANUS
  • R/V Falkor
  • R/V Knorr
  • R/V Marcus G. Langseth
  • R/V Melville
  • R/V Roger Revelle
  • R/V Seward Johnson
  • R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • RV Atlantic Explorer
  • RV Nathaniel B. Palmer
  • Sikuliaq
  • USS HEALY
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