Temperature profile and other data collected using bottle and CTD casts from the A. AGASSIZ and other platforms from the Pacific Ocean during the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation (CALCOFI) project, 1954-07-25 to 1966-12-19 (NCEI Accession 6900651)

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Oceanographic Station Data, temperature, and other data were collected using CTD and bottle casts from A. AGASSIZ and other platforms in the Pacific ocean from July 25, 1954 to December 19, 1966. Data were submitted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography as part of the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation (CALCOFI) project. Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard Oceanographic Station Data (SD2) and the Universal Bathythermograph Output (UBT) formats. Full format descriptions are available at nodc.noaa.gov/.

The Oceanographic Station Data format contains physical-chemical oceanographic data recorded at discrete depth levels. Most of the observations were made using multi-bottle Nansen casts or other types of water samplers. A small amount (about 5 percent) were obtained using electronic CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) or STD (salinity- temperature-depth) recorders. The CTD/STD data were reported to NODC at depth levels equivalent to Nansen cast data, however, and have been processed and stored the same as the Nansen data. Cruise information (e.g., ship, country, institution), position, date, and time, and reported for each station. The principal measured parameters and temperature and salinity , but dissolved oxygen, phosphate, total phosphorus, silicate, nitrate, nitrite, and pH may be reported. Meteorological conditions at the time of the cast (e.g., air temperature and pressure, wind, waves) may also be reported, as well as auxiliary data such as water color (Forel-Ule scale), water transparency (Secchi disk depth), and depth to bottom. Values of density (sigma-t) sound velocity, and dynamic depth anomaly are computed from measured parameters. Each station contains the measurements taken at the observed depth levels, but also includes data values interpolated to a set of standard depth levels.

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Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication), March 18, 2013 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T11:57:28Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication), March 18, 2013 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2010). Temperature profile and other data collected using bottle and CTD casts from the A. AGASSIZ and other platforms from the Pacific Ocean during the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation (CALCOFI) project, 1954-07-25 to 1966-12-19 (NCEI Accession 6900651). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/6900651. 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 -72.766667
Bbox North Lat 56.95
Bbox South Lat -34.716667
Bbox West Long -155.8
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Temporal Extent Begin 1954-07-25
Temporal Extent End 1966-12-19

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