Current direction, fish shellfish resource, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 1978-06-21 to 1981-06-24 (NCEI Accession 8200027)

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

Current direction, fish shellfish resource, and other data were collected using moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico from June 18, 1978 to June 24, 1981. Data were submitted by Texas A&M University as part of the Brine Disposal project. Data has been been processed by NODC to the NODC standard F005- Current Meter Data, and F123 Fish Shellfish Resource formats. Full format and format code descriptions are available at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-datafmts.html.

The F005 format is used for time series measurements of ocean currents obtained using moored current-measuring instruments, principally Aanderaa current meters (manufactured by Aanderaa Instruments Inc.). These data represent the Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at a fixed mooring point and measure flow past the sensor. Position, water depth, and sensor depth are reported for each station. The data record comprises values of current direction and speed at specified date and time. Data values may be subject to averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10-15 minute time intervals. Other environmental parameters may also be reported. These include: water temperature, salinity, conductivity, and transmissivity; wind direction and speed; and dominant wave direction, height, and period. A text field is available for optional comments.

The F123 format is used for data from field sampling of marine fish and shellfish. The data derive from analysis of midwater or bottom tow catches and provide information on population density and distribution. Cruise information, position, date, time, gear type, fishing distance and duration, and number of hauls are reported for each survey. Environmental data may include meteorological conditions, surface and bottom temperature and salinity, and current direction and speed. Bottom trawl or other gear dimensions and characteristics are also reported. Catch statistics (e.g., weight, volume, number of fish per unit volume) may be reported for both total haul and for individual species. Biological characteristics of selected specimens, predator/ prey information (from stomach contents analysis), and growth data may also be included. A text record is available for comments.

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Metadata Date 2020-04-08T04:07:34Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-04-08T04:07:34Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:8200027
Access Constraints Cite as: Texas A&M University (TAMU) (2011). Current direction, fish shellfish resource, and other data from moored current meter casts and other instruments in the Gulf of Mexico during the Brine Disposal project, 1978-06-21 to 1981-06-24 (NCEI Accession 8200027). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/8200027. Accessed [date]., 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.
Bbox East Long -91.7
Bbox North Lat 30
Bbox South Lat 28.7
Bbox West Long -95.2
Coupled Resource
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-06-18
Temporal Extent End 1981-06-24

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