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Water temperature collected by airborne expendable bathythermographs from US Air Force WC-130J aircraft in the Tropical Atlantic, North Atlantic Ocean, and other basins from 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0209221)

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This dataset contains water temperature profiles collected by Airborne eXpendable BathyThermograph (AXBT) from 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03 by Training and Research in Oceanic and atmospheric Processes In tropical Cyclones (TROPIC) teams from the U.S. Naval Academy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. USAF 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron deployed nearly 1500 AXBTs during more than 175 flights, including 115 missions into 29 named storms, including 7 major hurricanes. These upper ocean temperature observations were part of a joint, inter-agency demonstration project to increase the accuracy of hurricane forecasts in coupled numerical weather prediction models. Every profile was collected onboard the aircraft and any required manual editing was performed. An extensive review of the observations has been conducted and quality codes have been applied to each profile. Data are in NetCDF.
  • Cite as: Sanabia, Elizabeth (2020). Water temperature collected by airborne expendable bathythermographs from US Air Force WC-130J aircraft in the Tropical Atlantic, North Atlantic Ocean, and other basins from 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0209221). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0209221. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -159.47
East: -51.036
South: 10.862
North: 40.51
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-03-20
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
Submission Package ID: 32PRFG
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: Sanabia, Elizabeth (2020). Water temperature collected by airborne expendable bathythermographs from US Air Force WC-130J aircraft in the Tropical Atlantic, North Atlantic Ocean, and other basins from 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0209221). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0209221. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Sanabia, Elizabeth
Principal Investigators
  • Elizabeth Sanabia
    US Naval Academy
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US Navy; Office of Naval Research
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
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: Sanabia, Elizabeth (2020). Water temperature collected by airborne expendable bathythermographs from US Air Force WC-130J aircraft in the Tropical Atlantic, North Atlantic Ocean, and other basins from 2011-07-28 to 2019-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0209221). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0209221. 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
  • 2020-03-20T18:57:21Z - NCEI Accession 0209221 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: bathythermograph - AXBT; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Temperature profile data from AXBTs deployed from US Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft; Data Quality Method: Data QC performed automatically to check ranges, despike, detect bottom strikes, and compare to climatology. Human QC performed after to verify..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - AXBT
Last Modified: 2022-09-27T20:16:03Z
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