Meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and other parameters collected at fixed locations in the open ocean from the OceanSITES network

This collection comprises data covering meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and parameters relevant to the carbon cycle, ocean acidification, the ecosystem, and geophysics. The data are collected from long-term, high-frequency observations at fixed locations in the open ocean. OceanSITES data are stored in netCDF files conforming to the OceanSITES Data Format Reference Manual.

OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, open-ocean reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to the seafloor. It is a network of stations or observatories measuring many aspects of the ocean's surface and water column using, where possible, automated systems with advanced sensors and telecommunications systems, yielding high time resolution, often in real-time, while building a long record.

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Last Updated September 19, 2019, 07:46
Created October 24, 2018, 01:12
access_constraints ["Cite as: Grissom, Karen; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2015). Meteorology, physical oceanography, transport of water, biogeochemistry, and other parameters collected at fixed locations in the open ocean from the OceanSITES network. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/OceanSITES. Accessed [date].", "Unless stated otherwise, a user must acknowledge use of OceanSITES data in all publications and products where such data are used, preferably with the following standard citation: \"These data were collected and made freely available by the international OceanSITES project and the national programs that contribute to it.\"", "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.", "Unless stated otherwise, a user must acknowledge use of OceanSITES data in all publications and products where such data are used, preferably with the following standard citation: \"These data were collected and made freely available by the international OceanSITES project and the national programs that contribute to it.\""]
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