Glacier Bay Cumulative Oceanographic Monitoring Database (OC_D)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Glacier Bay, Alaska oceanographic observations in CSV format beginning 1993. Includes salinity, temperature, sigma-t, PAR, turbidity, Chlorophyll-a proxy, and dissolved oxygen in vertical profile for 22 stations.

Data are sensor information obtained from oceanographic CTDs. These are created by taking raw CTD data and normalizing them against individual calibration parameters for each CTD sensor. Quality control measures include standardizing readings among multiple CTDs with different sensitivities. Data were collected beginning in 1993 under the auspices of USGS. These data were identified as an I&M network vital sign in 2008. Beginning in calendar year 2009, data responsibility was transferred to NPS SEAN. Spatial coverage includes the inside waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as well as an adjoining area in Icy Strait, Alaska.

The file is cumulative from 1993. A revised file reflecting the latest content is typically generated annually.

This product is created from individual OC_C CNV File data to which OC_M Quality Assessment grades are applied. Each record contains a field listing the protocol package ID which defines its content. Since this deliverable contains cumulative data, more than one protocol package ID is typically referenced within the file.

All deliverables under this reference have passed quality control processing specified in the protocol active at the time of processing. All deliverables have been "accepted" for dissemination by the principal investigator or a delegate.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher National Park Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2258347
Data First Published 2020-02-11
Data Last Modified 2020-02-11
Category Tabular Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash dc0e41e66b00627246f283b8d8c48aa1b4150cd1
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -138.593582,58.1591148,-135.316727,59.48305
Temporal 1993-01-01/2019-01-01

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