Moored Currents, Temperature, Pressure and Inverted Echo Sounder Data from the Base of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope, South of the Mississippi Delta
Entry ID: DESOTO_DEEP_TIME_SERIES

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Summary
Abstract: Moored current velocity, temperature, pressure, inverted echo
sounder (IES) travel times from a 2 year MMS study of deep water
currents in the northern Gulf of Mexico. 3 short bottom moorings and
one tall full water column mooring were deployed from August 1999 to
September 2001 in water depths from 1375 to 2175 m. The site was at
the base of the Sigsbee Escarpment due south of the Mississippi delta.
Instrumentation includes current meters, ADCP's
temperature/conductivity sensors. Three bottom mounted PIES were
deployed around the tall mooring to test the accuracy of PIES derived
geostrophic currents.. The data were used to studythe Loop
Current(LC), LC eddies, slope eddies, inertial-internal waves and deep
topographic Rossby waves.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.5   S: 27.0   E: -89.6   W: -90.4
Min Depth: 20 M Max Depth: 2164

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hamilton, Peter
Dataset Title: DeSoto Deepwater Time Series
Dataset Release Date: October 2003
Dataset Release Place: OCS MMS New Orleans, LA
Dataset Publisher: MMS/SAIC
Data Presentation Form: netcdf
Online Resource: http://www.saicocean.com
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-08-29
Stop Date: 2001-09-07
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 4 - 500 m
Temporal Resolution: 1 - 6 hr
ISO Topic Category
Quality All data processed under SAIC's QA/QC procedures
http://www.saicocean.com/SAICdocs/ts_QA.html
Use Constraints Data carry no warranty of any kind and SAIC is not responsible for
consequent use.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Science Applications International Corporation Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.saicocean.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PETER HAMILTON
Phone: 919-836-7565
Email: Peter.Hamilton at saic.com
Contact Address:
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
4900 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 255
City: Raleigh
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 27606
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 919-836-7565
Email: Peter.Hamilton at saic.com
Contact Address:
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
4900 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 255
City: Raleigh
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 27606
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Hamilton, P., J.J. Singer, E. Waddell, and K. Donohue. Deepwater Observations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico from In-Situ Current Meters and PIES, Final Report, Volume II: Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 2003-049. U.S. Dept. Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 95pp.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-10-06
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