WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NCEI Accession 9200272)

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The water depth and temperature data were collected in he water depth and temperature data were collected in Gulf of Mexico as part of Louisiana-Texas (LATEX part C) Gulf of Mexico Eddy Circulation Study from aircraft between August 7, 1992 and October 11, 1992. The originator's bathythermograph aerial (AXBT) data containing 67 drops were submitted by Dr. Thomas Berger, Science Applications, Inc. Raleigh NC. The study was supported by grant no MMS 14-35-0001-30633.

LATEX is a three-part, $16.2 million federal initiative funded by the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the Department of the Interior. The study was conducted to aid MMS in reducing risks associated with oil and gas operations on the continental shelf along the Texas and Louisiana coasts from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande.

Begun in September 1991, it was the largest physical oceanography program ever undertaken in the Gulf. The program consists of three major parts: LATEX A, B, and C, conducted by the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), Louisiana State University (LSU), and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), respectively.

LATEX C was carried out by researchers at SAIC and the University of Colorado. Loop Current eddies, slope eddies, and squirts and jets within the Gulf of Mexico were located and tracked by air-deployed temperature profiling instruments and drifting buoys. Using these data, scientists assessed the impact of these Gulf-wide, circulation features on shelf circulation and identified the processes that interact with the shelf.

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Metadata Date 2020-04-08T15:55:36Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
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Metadata Date 2020-04-08T15:55:36Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 3, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Berger, Thomas; Science Applications International Corporation - Raleigh, NC (2011). WATER TEMPERATURE and other data from AIRCRAFT in the Gulf of Mexico from 1992-08-07 to 1992-10-11 (NCEI Accession 9200272). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/9200272. 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 -88
Bbox North Lat 27.8
Bbox South Lat 24.5
Bbox West Long -94
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1992-08-07
Temporal Extent End 1992-10-11

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