Temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) casts from the USS HARMONY and Other Platforms in Bristol Bay and other locations in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project from 1959-10-13 to 1967-10-09 (NCEI Accession 6900523)

MBT data were collected from the USS HARMONY and Other Platforms in support of the Fleet Observations of Oceanographic Data (FLOOD) project. Data were collected by US Navy; Ships of Opportunity and other institutions from 13 October 1959 to 09 October 1967. Platforms were equipped and staffed to observe weather and sea conditions. 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 the mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) instrument. The maximum depth of MBT observations is approximately 285 m. Therefore, MBT data are useful only in studying the thermal structure of the upper layers of the ocean. Cruise information, date, position, and time are reported for each observation. The data record comprises pairs of temperature-depth values. Temperature data in this file are recorded at uniform 5 m depth intervals.

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