CalCOFI Hydrographic Data from Western US and Mexican Coast, Including parts of the Baja Gulf; 1949 to the Present
Entry ID: SIO_MLRG_CALCOFI

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset consists of over 26,600 hydrographic, low resolution STD/CTD and
productivity stations from the Western US and Mexican coasts, including some
stations in the Baja Gulf. Data extend back from the present to 1949, though
prior to 1969 the data are from NODC (NAtional Oceanographic Data Center)
rather than Scripps.

The data at discrete depths can include salinity, temperature, oxygen, PO4,
Silicate, NO2, NO3, Chlorophyll-A, Phaeopigment, and light/dark C14
assimilation. Each station can also include wind, waves, pressure, air
temperature, weather and clouds in addition to position, date, time and ship.

A program called 'calsearch' has been written to access the data in a useful
way. All options are entered on the command line. Output is SD2 or IEH format
or merely a count of suitable stations.

Examples: %calsearch -cruise 8410
selects all data from CalCOFI cruise 8410

%calsearch -year 62 -line 90 -sort we
data from 1962 on line 90 sorted west to east

%calsearch -station 110 90 -sort cron
data from station 110 90 sorted chronologically

%calsearch -lat 20 25 -lon -119 -110 -and sil,oxy
data from a geographic region with silicate and oxygen


Access: The host computer is the NEMO Oceanographic Data Server, a Sun
workstation (UNIX based). This machine can be accessed via internet,
Scripps campus LAN, and a dial-in line.
Via internet: telnet nemo.ucsd.edu
username: info

"http://nemo.ucsd.edu/nemo_front.html"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: 18.0  E: -108.0  W: -132.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1949-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRITE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >PHAEOPIGMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
NANSEN BOTTLES >Nansen Water Sampling Bottles    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES


Project
CALCOFI >California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations    [Information]


Keywords
BAJA
HYDROGRAPHIC
IDN NODE
IDN=G3OS/GOOS
IDN_NODE GSFC/SIO/MLRG
MEXICO
PHAEOPIGMENT
WEATHER


Originating Center
SIO/MLRG


Data Center
Marine Life Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www-mlrg.ucsd.edu/
Dataset ID: CALCOFI

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID NEWTON
Phone: (858) 534-6273
Email: dnewton at ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, MLRG
0230, 228 Nierenberg
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0230
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (FTP)


Personnel
DAVID NEWTON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (858) 534-6273
Email: dnewton at ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, MLRG
0230, 228 Nierenberg
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0230
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1995-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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