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Gridded in situ, meteorological, optical, physical and profile data collected by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at OceanSITES site NTAS from 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15 (NCEI Accession 0186714)

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In situ, meteorological, optical, physical and profile oceanographic data were collected, including AIR TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CONDUCTIVITY, CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U), CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V), DEPTH - OBSERVATION, FLUX - HEAT, INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, LONGWAVE IRRADIANCE - NET, PRECIPITATION RATE, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, SALINITY, SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SHORTWAVE IRRADIANCE - NET, WATER TEMPERATURE, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED and wind stress from Moored Buoy at the Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) using ADCP, CTD - moored CTD, anemometer, barometers, meteorological sensors, pyranometer and thermistor from 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15. These data were provided to one of the OceanSITES Data Assembly Centers (DAC). The DAC formatted this information into the OceanSITES file format and passed it on to the Global Data Assembly Centers (GDAC).

OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, open-ocean reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to the seafloor. It is a network of stations or observatories measuring many aspects of the ocean's surface and water column using, where possible, automated systems with advanced sensors and telecommunications systems, yielding high time resolution, often in real-time, while building a long record.
  • Cite as: Plueddemann, Albert J.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2019). Gridded in situ, meteorological, optical, physical and profile data collected by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at OceanSITES site NTAS from 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15 (NCEI Accession 0186714). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0186714. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: 3.5)
    • File Specification: CF 1.6, OceanSITES-1.3, ACDD 1.3
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    • File Specification: Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.2, CF 1.6, OceanSITES-1.3, ACDD 1.3
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Time Period 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 15
S: 15
E: -51
W: -51
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and other parameters collected at fixed locations in the open ocean from the OceanSITES network
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:OceanSITES
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-03-22
  • revision: 2019-09-13
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 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: Plueddemann, Albert J.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2019). Gridded in situ, meteorological, optical, physical and profile data collected by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at OceanSITES site NTAS from 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15 (NCEI Accession 0186714). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0186714. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
AGU Index Terms
  • OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL > Air/sea interactions
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • air_pressure
  • air_temperature
  • depth
  • downward_heat_flux_in_air
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • eastward_wind
  • height
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • northward_wind
  • rainfall_rate
  • relative_humidity
  • sea_surface_skin_temperature
  • sea_water_electrical_conductivity
  • sea_water_practical_salinity
  • sea_water_temperature
  • specific_humidity
  • surface
  • surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • surface_downward_northward_stress
  • surface_downward_sensible_heat_flux
  • surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • time
  • wind_speed
Originator Keywords
  • OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL > Air/sea constituent fluxes
Originator Variable Names
  • Mean anchor longitude
  • Mooring anchor latitude
  • Mooring anchor longitude
  • Nominal site latitude
  • Nominal site longitude
  • SST adjusted to skin
  • air temperature
  • air temperature adjusted to 2m
  • approximate latitude
  • approximate longitude
  • approximate met sensor height where unknown
  • barometric pressure
  • conductivity
  • depth coordinate of tskin
  • depth of SST sensor
  • depth of currents
  • east wind stress
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • height of ATMP sensor
  • height of HRH sensor
  • height of RELH and AIRT sensor
  • height of wind sensor
  • latent heat flux
  • magnetic_correction applied to winds and currents, per deployment
  • net heat flux
  • net longwave
  • net shortwave
  • north wind stress
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • precipitation rate
  • relative humidity
  • sea temperature
  • sea water practical salinity
  • sensible heat flux
  • shortwave radiation
  • specific humidity adjusted to 2m
  • stability parameter
  • surface downwelling longwave radiation
  • surveyed anchor latitude
  • surveyed anchor latitude of each deployment
  • surveyed anchor longitude
  • time
  • watch circle per deployment
  • water depth at mooring site
  • wind speed adjusted to 10m
  • wind stress direction
  • wind stress magnitude
  • wind velocity north
  • wind_velocity_east
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 Originator Platform Code
  • NTAS
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 Originator Project Names
  • NTAS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Plueddemann, Albert J.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2019). Gridded in situ, meteorological, optical, physical and profile data collected by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at OceanSITES site NTAS from 2001-03-31 to 2018-06-15 (NCEI Accession 0186714). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0186714. Accessed [date].
  • Unless stated otherwise, a user must acknowledge use of OceanSITES data in all publications and products where such data are used, preferably with the following standard citation: "These data were collected and made freely available by the international OceanSITES project and the national programs that contribute to it."
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
  • 2019-03-22T15:58:13Z - NCEI Accession 0186714 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-09-13T09:07:23Z - NCEI Accession 0186714 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
  • ADCP
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • meteorological sensors
  • pyranometer
  • thermistor
Platform
  • moored buoy
Last Modified: 2020-06-26T19:03:12Z
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