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Current meter and other data from meters on fixed platforms from the Chukchi Sea as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1985-07-14 to 1987-10-04 (NCEI Accession 8800032)

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Current meter and other data were collected from meters on NOAA Ship OCEANOGRAPHER AND NOAA Ship SURVEYOR in the Chukchi Sea by the University of Alaska - Fairbanks; Institute of Marine Science (UAK/IMS). Data were collected as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 14 July 1985 to 04 October 1987. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F015 Current Meter Components format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f015.html. An analog file for this accession is available from NODC user services.

The F015 format contains time series measurements of ocean currents. These data are obtained from current meter moorings and represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed point and measure flow past a sensor. Position, bottom depth, sensor depth and meter characteristics are reported for each station. The data record includes values of east-west (u) and north-south (v) current vector components at specified date and time. Current direction is defined as the direction toward which the water is flowing with positive directions east and north. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10 - 15 minute time intervals. Water temperature, pressure and conductivity or salinity may also be reported. A text record is available for optional comments.
  • Cite as: Chu, Chirk; University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (IMS/UAF) (2010). Current meter and other data from meters on fixed platforms from the Chukchi Sea as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1985-07-14 to 1987-10-04 (NCEI Accession 8800032). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8800032. Accessed [date].
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  • F015
    • File Specification: MULDARS Current Meter Data Format (Components) (F015)
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Time Period 1985-07-14 to 1987-10-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.5
S: 66.6
E: -160.8
W: -168.2
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Biological, oceanographic and meteorological data collected as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1946-01-01 to 1990-10-11
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:OCSEAP
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: 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.

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Contact info:
Agency: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - FAIRBANKS; INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE
PI: N/A
Address:
address: ROOM 111 O'NEAL BUILDING
city: FAIRBANKS
state: AK
postal: 99701
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: Chu, Chirk; University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (IMS/UAF) (2010). Current meter and other data from meters on fixed platforms from the Chukchi Sea as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1985-07-14 to 1987-10-04 (NCEI Accession 8800032). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8800032. 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
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Chu, Chirk; University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (IMS/UAF) (2010). Current meter and other data from meters on fixed platforms from the Chukchi Sea as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1985-07-14 to 1987-10-04 (NCEI Accession 8800032). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8800032. 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
  • 2010-12-18T15:19:05Z - NCEI Accession 8800032 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
  • current meter
  • mooring
  • thermistor
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Oceanographer
  • NOAA Ship SURVEYOR
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