Massachusetts Coastal Marine Time Series Data Held by the USGS
Entry ID: USGS_WHFC_SUPERDIF3

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Summary
Abstract: Time-series oceanographic data for the coast of Massachusetts collected by the
USGS or used in conjunction with USGS projects. These data are stored as NetCDF
files using conventions developed by NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental
Laboratory (PMEL) lab to be compatible with their EPIC system. The hourly data
is available online through the USGS Coastal Marine Time Series Browser
"http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/". Variables include current, temperature,
pressure, conductivity, light transmission (beam attenuation) and others.

Available data sets for the coast of Massachusetts:

* Buzzards Bay (Jul 1982 - Oct 1985)
* Cape Cod Bay (Feb 1986 - Apr 1986)
* Cape Cod Misc (Jul-Aug 1980)
* Long Term Observations (MWRA) (Jan 1990 - Present)
* Massachusetts Bay Circulation Experiment (Sep 1990 - Jun 1991)
* Massachusetts Bay Internal Wave Experiment (Aug-Sep 1998)
* Stellwagen Bank (Feb 1994 - Apr 1995)
* Western Massachusetts Bay (Jan-May 1987)

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: USGS Coastal Marine Time Series Browser


Link: GET DATA > OPENDAP DATA (DODS)
Description: Access Data through DODS/OpeNDAP


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Network Common Data Form (Netcdf) information page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.07 S: 41.06  E: -69.75  W: -73.68

Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > U.S. EAST COAST
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > U.S. EASTERN SEABOARD
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BUZZARDS BAY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE COD BAY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MASSACHUSETTS BAY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > STELLWAGEN BANK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS > BOSTON HARBOR


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 60.00 minutes


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >WATER PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
CONDUCTIVITY METERS    [Information]
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
CURRENT METERS    [Information]
INCLINOMETERS    [Information]
PRESSURE GAUGES
PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
THERMISTORS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
TRANSMISSOMETERS    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
AIR TEMPERATURE
AVERAGE BURST PRESSURE
BEAM ATTENUATION
CURRENT DIRECTION (T)
CURRENT SPEED
OXYGEN
SALINITY
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SIGMA T
SIGMA THETA
STAND. DEV. (PRESS)
TEMPERATURE (C)
VERTICAL VELOCITY
WAVE HEIGHT PERIOD
WIND


Originating Center
USGS/WHFC


Data Center
Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELLYN T. MONTGOMERY
Phone: 508-457-2356
Email: emontgomery at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center
384 Woods Hole Rd
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA


Personnel
ELLYN T. MONTGOMERY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-457-2356
Email: emontgomery at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center
384 Woods Hole Rd
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA


RICH SIGNELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (508) 457-2229
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: rsignell at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Gulf of Maine Information System
Quissett Campus
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-09-29

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