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Ocean currents from lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers (LADCP), water temperature, salinity, and others taken by CTD of the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) aboard the research vessel Roger Revelle, cruise RR2204, along WOCE-Lines P02 in the North Pacific from 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10. (NCEI Accession 0289389)

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This data set contains the Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profile (LADCP) estimates of ocean currents and shear as well as water temperature, salinity, and others taken by CTD in a profile to deep waters from the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP). A raw and a processed version are given in each dataset, both of which include ancillary data streams from CTD, ship navigation, and shipboard ADCP. The data were collected on R/V R.Revelle for cruise TN390 on World Ocean Circulation Experiment lines A22 from 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10. This cruise is part of the NCEI collection for GO-SHIP LADCP. The finalized datasets have been assembled and submitted to NCEI by the LADCP data management staff of University of Hawaii and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The originators of each LADCP set are defined within the accession documentation. Data files for the processed set are in ASCII text, PDF, and NetCDF. Raw data are given in proprietary binary files and made available in case a user prefers to reprocess the set from “level-0” status.
  • Cite as: Hummon, Julia M.; Firing, Eric; Thurnherr, Andreas M.; Macdonald, Alison (2024). Ocean currents from lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers (LADCP), water temperature, salinity, and others taken by CTD of the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) aboard the research vessel Roger Revelle, cruise RR2204, along WOCE-Lines P02 in the North Pacific from 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10. (NCEI Accession 0289389). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0289389. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -140
East: 19
South: 21
North: 32.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Thurnherr, A. M., Goszczko, I., & Bahr, F. (2017). Improving LADCP Velocity with External Heading, Pitch, and Roll. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34(8), 1713–1721. https://doi.org/10.1175/jtech-d-16-0258.1
  • Thurnherr, A. M. (2010). A Practical Assessment of the Errors Associated with Full-Depth LADCP Profiles Obtained Using Teledyne RDI Workhorse Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27(7), 1215–1227. https://doi.org/10.1175/2010jtecho708.1
  • Polzin, K., Kunze, E., Hummon, J., & Firing, E. (2002). The Finescale Response of Lowered ADCP Velocity Profiles. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19(2), 205–224. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<0205:tfrola>2.0.co;2
  • Visbeck, M. (2002). Deep Velocity Profiling Using Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers: Bottom Track and Inverse Solutions*. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19(5), 794–807. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<0794:dvpula>2.0.co;2
  • Fischer, J., & Visbeck, M. (1993). Deep Velocity Profiling with Self-contained ADCPs. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 10(5), 764–773. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(1993)010<0764:dvpwsc>2.0.co;2
  • Firing, E., & Gordon, R. L. (1990). Deep ocean acoustic Doppler current profiling. Proceedings of the IEEE Fourth Working Conference on Current Measurement. https://doi.org/10.1109/curm.1990.110905
  • Thurnherr, A.M., M.Visbeck, E.Firing, B.A. King, J.M Hummon, G.Krahmann, and B.Huber. 2010. A Manual for Acquiring Lowered Doppler Current Profiler Data. GO-SHIP, IOCCP Report No. 14, ICPO Publication Series No 134, Version 1, 2010
  • Thurnherr, A.M. Processing LADCP/CTD Data For Vertical Velocity, FinescaleVertical Kinetic Energy Density and Turbulence Estimates, LADCPwSoftware V1.4
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2024-02-27
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: 7D3MDD
Purpose To understand the ocean currents through the water column.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Hummon, Julia M.; Firing, Eric; Thurnherr, Andreas M.; Macdonald, Alison (2024). Ocean currents from lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers (LADCP), water temperature, salinity, and others taken by CTD of the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) aboard the research vessel Roger Revelle, cruise RR2204, along WOCE-Lines P02 in the North Pacific from 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10. (NCEI Accession 0289389). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0289389. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Hummon, Julia M.
  • Firing, Eric
  • Thurnherr, Andreas M.
  • Macdonald, Alison
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  • Related Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V) (Measured)
  • CURRENT SPEED - UP/DOWN COMPONENT (W) (Measured)
  • HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE (Measured)
  • • CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U)
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
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
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Hummon, Julia M.; Firing, Eric; Thurnherr, Andreas M.; Macdonald, Alison (2024). Ocean currents from lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers (LADCP), water temperature, salinity, and others taken by CTD of the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) aboard the research vessel Roger Revelle, cruise RR2204, along WOCE-Lines P02 in the North Pacific from 2022-04-30 to 2022-06-10. (NCEI Accession 0289389). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0289389. Accessed [date].
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  • 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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  • 2024-02-27T21:38:55Z - NCEI Accession 0289389 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: • CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) use the Doppler shift of an outgoing frequency along a beam to return measured velocity along that beam. ADCPs typically have 4 beams, allowing measurement of velocity in 3 dimensions, in bins of varying distance from the transducer head. In this application, the ADCP is mounted on a CTD rosette frame and lowered along with the rest of the package, hence called Lowered ADCP ("LADCP"). The goal is to determine water velocities to the full depth of the ocean for each deployment. Ocean velocities are very small (few cm/s), especially in the deep water. The package is typically lowered or raised at 1m/s for much of the water column, creating a challenging data processing situation. Lowered ADCP data requires ancillary information to improve the processed data product. Over generations, the processing has improved and these ancillary components are systematically collected along with the LADCP data. These ancillary measurements include Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth, at 24Hz, with 1Hz position, and shipboard ADCP data.; Data Quality Method: Two levels of data are provided: 1. raw-level0 directory: The raw data can be considered to be "level 0", i.e. original data from an instrument. The goal of the level-0 data is that someone would be able to take modern processing techniques and apply them to older datasets. 2. processed-level1: The processed data can be considered to be "level 1", i.e. algorithms combining data from ancillary measurements along with the LADCP data, transformations and editing, and other algorithms are applied along with some quality control, to create a profile of ocean velocity. These data products are the "state of the art at the time"; they have not been reprocessed with modern methods. Note that different processing methods contain different tools to estimate errors--these are contained in the datasets and are accessible to users. Users should be cautioned: LADCP velocities are likely to be most reliable in regions with strong scattering and strong currents. In regions with low scattering and weak currents, for example the center of any ocean gyre and below the main thermocline, LADCP velocities are likely to be suspect..
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V) (Measured) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) use the Doppler shift of an outgoing frequency along a beam to return measured velocity along that beam. ADCPs typically have 4 beams, allowing measurement of velocity in 3 dimensions, in bins of varying distance from the transducer head. In this application, the ADCP is mounted on a CTD rosette frame and lowered along with the rest of the package, hence called Lowered ADCP ("LADCP"). The goal is to determine water velocities to the full depth of the ocean for each deployment. Ocean velocities are very small (few cm/s), especially in the deep water. The package is typically lowered or raised at 1m/s for much of the water column, creating a challenging data processing situation. Lowered ADCP data requires ancillary information to improve the processed data product. Over generations, the processing has improved and these ancillary components are systematically collected along with the LADCP data. These ancillary measurements include Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth, at 24Hz, with 1Hz position, and shipboard ADCP data.; Data Quality Method: Two levels of data are provided: 1. raw-level0 directory: The raw data can be considered to be "level 0", i.e. original data from an instrument. The goal of the level-0 data is that someone would be able to take modern processing techniques and apply them to older datasets. 2. processed-level1: The processed data can be considered to be "level 1", i.e. algorithms combining data from ancillary measurements along with the LADCP data, transformations and editing, and other algorithms are applied along with some quality control, to create a profile of ocean velocity. These data products are the "state of the art at the time"; they have not been reprocessed with modern methods. Note that different processing methods contain different tools to estimate errors--these are contained in the datasets and are accessible to users. Users should be cautioned: LADCP velocities are likely to be most reliable in regions with strong scattering and strong currents. In regions with low scattering and weak currents, for example the center of any ocean gyre and below the main thermocline, LADCP velocities are likely to be suspect..
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - UP/DOWN COMPONENT (W) (Measured) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) use the Doppler shift of an outgoing frequency along a beam to return measured velocity along that beam. ADCPs typically have 4 beams, allowing measurement of velocity in 3 dimensions, in bins of varying distance from the transducer head. In this application, the ADCP is mounted on a CTD rosette frame and lowered along with the rest of the package, hence called Lowered ADCP ("LADCP"). The goal is to determine water velocities to the full depth of the ocean for each deployment. Ocean velocities are very small (few cm/s), especially in the deep water. The package is typically lowered or raised at 1m/s for much of the water column, creating a challenging data processing situation. Lowered ADCP data requires ancillary information to improve the processed data product. Over generations, the processing has improved and these ancillary components are systematically collected along with the LADCP data. These ancillary measurements include Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth, at 24Hz, with 1Hz position, and shipboard ADCP data.; Data Quality Method: Two levels of data are provided: 1. raw-level0 directory: The raw data can be considered to be "level 0", i.e. original data from an instrument. The goal of the level-0 data is that someone would be able to take modern processing techniques and apply them to older datasets. 2. processed-level1: The processed data can be considered to be "level 1", i.e. algorithms combining data from ancillary measurements along with the LADCP data, transformations and editing, and other algorithms are applied along with some quality control, to create a profile of ocean velocity. These data products are the "state of the art at the time"; they have not been reprocessed with modern methods. Note that different processing methods contain different tools to estimate errors--these are contained in the datasets and are accessible to users. Users should be cautioned: LADCP velocities are likely to be most reliable in regions with strong scattering and strong currents. In regions with low scattering and weak currents, for example the center of any ocean gyre and below the main thermocline, LADCP velocities are likely to be suspect..
  • Parameter or Variable: HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE (Measured) (measured); Units: dbar; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pressure sensors; Sampling and Analyzing Method: part of the instrument package; Data Quality Method: standard QC techniques applied.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • CTD
  • pressure sensor
Platform
  • R/V Roger Revelle
Last Modified: 2024-03-06T12:56:23Z
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