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Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USS R.A. OWENS and other platforms in a world-wide distribution in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 1968-08-09 to 1974-08-01 (NCEI Accession 7500699)

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XBT data were collected from the R.A. OWENS and other platforms in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the US Navy; Ships of Opportunity and US Navy; Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) from 09 August 1968 to 01 August 1974. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/bt.html.

The UBT file format is used for temperature-depth profile data obtained using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) instruments. Standard XBTs can obtain profiles at depths of about 450 or 760 m. With special instruments, measurements can be obtained to 1830 m. Cruise information, position, date, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Unlike the MBT data file, in which temperature values are recorded at uniform 5m intervals, the XBT Data File contains temperature values at non-uniform depths. These depths are at a minimum number of points ("inflection points") required to record the temperature curve to an acceptable degree of accuracy. On output, however, the user may request temperature values either at inflection points or interpolated to uniform depth increments.
  • Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USS R.A. OWENS and other platforms in a world-wide distribution in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 1968-08-09 to 1974-08-01 (NCEI Accession 7500699). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/7500699. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1968-08-09 to 1974-08-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 74.3
S: -53.6
E: 179.4
W: -179.4
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
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: Preliminary 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).

To develop more accurate metadata, NCEI reviews metadata for all accessions on an ongoing basis. Metadata were updated in August of 2007.

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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
Contact info:

Agency: US NAVY; NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE
Address:
address: 1002 BALCH BOULEVARD
city: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, BAY ST. LOUIS
state: MS
postal: 39522
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 (2010). Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USS R.A. OWENS and other platforms in a world-wide distribution in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 1968-08-09 to 1974-08-01 (NCEI Accession 7500699). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/7500699. Accessed [date].
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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
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
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  • Cite as: US Navy > Ships of Opportunity (2010). Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from the USS R.A. OWENS and other platforms in a world-wide distribution in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 1968-08-09 to 1974-08-01 (NCEI Accession 7500699). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/7500699. 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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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T03:45:28Z - NCEI Accession 7500699 v1.1 was published.
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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 - XBT
Platform
  • AMERICAN EXPLORER
  • C. BERRY
  • FURMAN
  • LA SALLE
  • LITTLE ROCK
  • MARSHFIELD
  • STRONG
  • USCGC Westwind
  • USS ALBANY
  • USS ALBERT DAVID
  • USS B. STODDERT
  • USS BADGER
  • USS BAGLEY
  • USS BARNEY
  • USS Barry
  • USS Baussell
  • USS BIDDLE
  • USS BLAKELY
  • USS BLANDY
  • USS BORDELON
  • USS Bowen
  • USS BREWTON
  • USS BUCHANAN
  • USS C. R. WARE
  • USS C. V. RICKETTS
  • USS Calcaterra
  • USS Claud Jones
  • USS Cone
  • USS CONNOLE
  • USS Corry
  • USS Dahlgren
  • USS DAVIS
  • USS Detector
  • USS Dewey
  • USS Duncan
  • USS Dupont
  • USS E. A. GREENE
  • USS E. MCDONNELL
  • USS Edson
  • USS F. KNOX
  • USS F. ROYAL
  • USS FISKE
  • USS GRIDLEY
  • USS Harold J. Ellison
  • USS Harry E. Yarnell
  • USS HARWOOD
  • USS HEPBURN
  • USS Higbee
  • USS HOEL
  • USS Hollister
  • USS J. DANIELS
  • USS J. INGRAM
  • USS James C. Owens
  • USS John A. Bole
  • USS John Paul Jones
  • USS John S. McCain
  • USS Johnston
  • USS JOUETT
  • USS Keppler
  • USS King
  • USS KNOX
  • USS Lawrence
  • USS LEAHY
  • USS LEARY
  • USS LOCKWOOD
  • USS Macdonough
  • USS Meredith
  • USS MEYERKORD
  • USS Mullinnix
  • USS Myles C. Fox
  • USS Noa
  • USS Norris
  • USS O'HARE
  • USS OUELLET
  • USS PATTERSON
  • USS Perry
  • USS Preble
  • USS R. E. BYRD
  • USS R. L. WILSON
  • USS RATHBURNE
  • USS Rich
  • USS Richard E. Kraus
  • USS Robert A. Owens
  • USS ROGERS
  • USS Rowan
  • USS SARSFIELD
  • USS SELLERS
  • USS Somers
  • USS Southerland
  • USS SPRINGFIELD
  • USS STRIBLING
  • USS TATTNALL
  • USS WARRINGTON
  • USS WHIPPLE
  • USS William C. Lawe
  • USS William V. Pratt
  • USS WORDEN
  • VICTORIA
  • WHEELING
Last Modified: 2020-04-07T05:38:04Z
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