Temperature profiles from XBT casts from the MIDGETT from Ocean Weather Station N (OWS-N) in the North Pacific Ocean from 1973-02-24 o 20 MArch 1973 (NCEI Accession 7300445)

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Bathythermograph data were collected from the MIDGETT within a 1-mile radius of Ocean Weather Station N (3000N 14000W) and in transit. Data were collected by the United States Coast Guard from 24 February 1973 to 20 March 1973. The platform was equipped and staffed to observe weather and sea conditions. 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) instrument. 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.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-15T12:49:02Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication), March 14, 2013 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T12:49:02Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 18, 2010 (publication), March 14, 2013 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: United States Coast Guard (USCG) (2010). Temperature profiles from XBT casts from the MIDGETT from Ocean Weather Station N (OWS-N) in the North Pacific Ocean from 1973-02-24 o 20 MArch 1973 (NCEI Accession 7300445). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/7300445. 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 -118.683333
Bbox North Lat 32.333333
Bbox South Lat 27.95
Bbox West Long -140.25
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1973-02-24
Temporal Extent End 1973-03-20

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