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WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AMERICAN ALTAIR in the SW Atlantic from 1973-11-30 to 1974-01-24 (NCEI Accession 7400216)

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Data has been processed by NODC to the NODC standard Bathythermograph (XBT) (C116) format.

The C116/C118 format contains temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Cruise information, position, date and time were reported for each observation. The data record was comprised of pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT Data File, in which temperature values were recorded at uniform 5 m intervals, the XBT data files contained temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths were recorded at the minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to accurately define the temperature curve. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles to depths of either 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Prior to July 1994, XBT data were routinely processed to one of these standard types. XBT data are now processed and loaded directly in to the NODC Ocean Profile Data Base (OPDB). Historic data from these two data types were loaded into the OPDB.
  • Cite as: US Navy Ships of Opportunity (2003). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AMERICAN ALTAIR in the SW Atlantic from 1973-11-30 to 1974-01-24 (NCEI Accession 7400216). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/7400216. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • C116
    • File Specification: NODC Bathythermograph Output Format (XBT)
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1973-11-30 to 1974-01-24
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -65.63
East: -34.63
South: -14.93
North: 34.33
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • US National Oceanographic Data Center (2023). NODC Standard Product: Documentation for NODC Standard File Formats and Related Codes, 1960 - 1996 (NCEI Accession 0189890). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0189890.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2003-10-24
  • revision: 2022-08-28
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
Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information accurately represents all available information from the legacy database at the time that this description was created. However, proper attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.

To develop more accurate metadata, NCEI reviews metadata for all accessions on an ongoing basis.

Points of contact for this dataset include:
Contact info:
Agency: US NAVY; SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY
PI: N/A
Address:
address: 4640 JEWEL ST., 204
city: SAN DIEGO
state: CA
postal: 92109-31331
country: UNITED STATES
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: US Navy Ships of Opportunity (2003). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AMERICAN ALTAIR in the SW Atlantic from 1973-11-30 to 1974-01-24 (NCEI Accession 7400216). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/7400216. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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 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
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US Navy Ships of Opportunity (2003). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AMERICAN ALTAIR in the SW Atlantic from 1973-11-30 to 1974-01-24 (NCEI Accession 7400216). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/7400216. 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.
Fees
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2003-10-24T17:19:54Z - NCEI Accession 7400216 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-08-28T21:22:29Z - NCEI Accession 7400216 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Additional metadata files were received or created for this dataset. These updates were copied into the about/ 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
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
Platform
  • AMERICAN ALTAIR
Last Modified: 2023-12-07T21:49:06Z
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