Explorer of the Seas Rain Gauge DataEntry ID: RSMAS_LW003
Abstract: Operation of shipboard instrumentation aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Explorer of the Seas cruise vessel in the southwestern North Atlantic Ocean to
gather oceanographic and atmospheric data. The vessel is based in Miami and
makes weekly year-round cruise tracks. It is outfitted with several suites of
ocean monitoring instrumentation. The area of study ranges from the east
coast of Florida to the Florida Straits including three major transport
passages between the Atlantic and Caribbean. To gather and disseminate real
time observational measurements on oceanic rainfall data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Elizabeth Williams
Dataset Title: Explorer of the Seas Rain Gauge Data
Dataset Release Date: Unpublished materialOnline Resource: http://oceanlab.rsmas.miami.edu/cgi-bin/nph-dods/explorer/raingauge/
Start Date: 2001-01-06Stop Date: 2003-07-05
ISO Topic Category
Quality The attribute values were checked visually against known values none
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway University of Miami
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149-1098
Etheridge, D.M., L.P Steele, R.J. Francey, and
R.L. Langenfields. 1998. Atmospheric methane between 1000 A.D. and
present: Evidence of anthropogenic emissions and climatic
variability. Journal of Geophysical Research 103:15,979-15,993.
Etheridge, D.M., G.I. Pearman, and F. De Silva. 1988. Atmospheric
trace-gas variations as revealed by air trapped in an ice core from
Law Dome, Antarctica. Ann. Glaciol. 10:28-33.
Etheridge, D.M., and C.W. Wookey. 1989. Ice core drilling at a high
accumulation area of Law Dome, Antarctica. 1987. In Ice Core Drilling,
edited by C. Rado and D. Beaudoing, pp. 86-96. Proceedings of the
Third International Workshop on Ice Core Drilling Technology,
Grenoble, France, October 10-14, 1988, CNRS, Grenoble.
Etheridge, D.M., G.I. Pearman, and P.J. Fraser. 1992. Changes in
tropospheric methane between 1841 and 1978 from a high accumulation
rate Antarctic ice core. Tellus 44B:282-294.
Etheridge, D.M., L.P. Steele, R.L. Langenfelds, R.J. Francey,
J.-M. Barnola, and V.I. Morgan. 1996. Natural and anthropogenic
changes in atmospheric CO2 over the last 1000 years from air in
Antarctic ice and firn. Journal of Geophysical Research 101:4115-4128.
Morgan, V.I., C.W. Wookey, J.Li, T.D. van Ommen, W. Skinner, and
M.F. Fitzpatrick. 1997. Site information and initial results from deep
ice drilling on Law Dome. J. Glaciol. 43:3-10.
Schwander, J., J.-M. Barnola, C. Andrie, M. Leuenberger, A. Ludin,
D. Raynaud, and B. Stauffer. 1993. The age of the air in the firn and
the ice at Summit, Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research
Etheridge, D. M., Steele, L. P., Francey, R. J., and
Langenfelds, R. L., 1998, Atmospheric methane between 1000 A.D. and present:
Evidence of anthropogenic emissions and climatic variability
J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 103, No. D13, p. 15,979 (98JD00923)
Levchenko, V. A., Francey, R. J., Etheridge, D. M., Tuniz, C., Head, J.,
Morgan, V. I., and Jacobsen, G., 1996. The 14C "bomb spike" determines the age spread and age of CO2 in Law Dome firm and ice. Geophysical Research Letters, 23 (23): 3345-3348.
Trudinger, C. M., Enting, I. G., Etheridge, D. M., Francey, R. J., Levchenko, V. A., Steele, L. P., Raynaud, D., and Arnaud, L., 1997. Modeling air movement and bubble trapping in firn. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102 (D6): 6747-6763.
Langenfelds, R.L., P.J. Fraser, R.J. Francey, L.P. Steele, L.W. Porter, and
C.E. Allison, The Cape Grim Air Archive: The first seventeen years, 1978-1995, in Baseline Atmospheric Program Australia, 1994-95, edited by R.J. Francey, et al., pp. 53-70, Bur. of Meteorol. and CSIRO Div. of Atmos. Res., Melbourne, Victoria, 1996.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-14