• Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts in the North/South Atlantic Ocean and North/South Pacific Ocean from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms from 1987-05-20 to 1992-04-19 (NODC Accession 9200105)

    Temperature profile data were collected using XBT and BT casts from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms in the North/South Atlantic Ocean and North/South Pacific Ocean from 20 May 1987 to 19 April 1992. Data were collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) with support from Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (EPOCS) and SubTropical Atlantic Climate Studies (STACS) projects. 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.

    Data and Resources

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NODC WAF (ISO)

    Additional Info

    Field Value
    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Apr 08, 2017
    Reference Date(s) Dec 18, 2010 (publication)
    Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
    Access Constraints ["Cite as: US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Rockville, MD (2010). Temperature profile data collected using BT and XBT casts in the North/South Atlantic Ocean and North/South Pacific Ocean from NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and other platforms from 1987-05-20 to 1992-04-19 (NODC Accession 9200105). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]", "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."]
    Bbox East Long 41
    Bbox North Lat 55.9
    Bbox South Lat -61.8
    Bbox West Long -174.3
    Contact Name DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Guid gov.noaa.nodc:9200105
    Harvest Object Id 3aa29f20-3db4-4d4e-b3af-02079da4f11d
    Harvest Source Id 9a580297-a987-4f31-b7c3-c27026b66c24
    Harvest Source Title NODC WAF (ISO)
    Licence ["accessLevel: Public"]
    Metadata Language eng
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-174.3, -61.8], [41.0, -61.8], [41.0, 55.9], [-174.3, 55.9], [-174.3, -61.8]]]}
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1987-05-20
    Temporal Extent End 1992-04-19

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