Worldwide Echo-Sounding Correction Tables to Convert to Standard Velocity Depths

Echo-sounding tables (3rd Edition) were prepared by D.J.T. Carter of the Marine Information and Advisory Service (United Kingdom) for the conversion of raw echo-sounding measurements of ocean depths to values compensated for variations of sound speed with regional density profiles. The tables were computerized by Carter and offer standard velocity-depth corrections for 85 different regions covering the globe. The database consists of algorithms for determining correction zones by latitude-longitude, and interpolation tables for each zone.
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact Robin Warnken
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1949-01-01 to 1985-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 1980-01-01
Edition 3rd Edition
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Unknown
Purpose Ocean Scientific Research
Use Limitations
  • Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • D.J.T. Carter
  • Marine Information and Advisory Service, United Kingdom
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
  • NOAA National Center for Environmental Information
Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry > Water Depth
INFOTERRA Keyword Thesaurus
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental information > Data processing > Data processing
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Oceanography > Oceanography
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geomorphology > Geomorphology
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geophysics > Geophysics
Uncontrolled Keywords
  • Depth Correction
  • Matthew's Tables
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
  • Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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  • 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)
  • > echo sounders
  • > dropsondes
  • > bathythermographs
  • ship
  • Climate and Global Change
Last Modified: 2019-03-13
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