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NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666)

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This National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) archival information package (AIP) contains a product generated by NCEI-- the Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD). It is derived from NCEI AIPs that hold in situ ocean current data from a diverse range of instruments, collection protocols, processing methods, and data storage formats. For acceptance into the GOCD, the data must have sufficient quality control and thorough documentation. The GODC merges the variety of original formats into the NCEI standard network common data form (NetCDF) format. From the shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler sets, the GOCD creates files that hold single vertical ocean currents profiles. The GOCD spans 1962 to 2013.
  • Cite as: Sun, Charles; NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0171666. Accessed [date].
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  • netCDF (Version: 3)
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Time Period 1962-09-30 to 2013-12-23
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 73.8287
S: -78.6762
E: 179.9947
W: -179.9986
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD)
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NCEI-GOCD
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-05-01
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
Purpose To integrate global ocean currents observations from a variety of instruments with different resolution, accuracy and response to spatial and temporal variability into a uniform network common data form (NetCDF) format; to assess and implement uniform current data quality and duplicates management system; and to provide a dedicated online data discovery, access to NCEI-hosted and distributed data sources for ocean currents data.
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: Sun, Charles; NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0171666. Accessed [date].
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Publishers
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: Sun, Charles; NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0171666. 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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-05-01T20:48:42Z - NCEI Accession 0171666 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • buoy - drifting buoy
  • current meter
  • current meter - PCM
  • Glider
  • radar - high frequency oceanographic
Last Modified: 2020-10-30T01:14:18Z
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