NODC Standard Format Current Meter (Components) (F015) Data (1962-present)Entry ID: FW00061
Abstract: This data set contains time series measurements of ocean currents.
These data are obtained from current meter moorings and represent the
Eulerian method of current measurement, i.e., the meters are deployed at
a fixed point and measure flow past a sensor. Position, bottom depth,
sensor depth and meter characteristics are reported for each station.
The data record includes values of east-west (u) ... and north-south (v)
current vector components at specified date and time. Current direction
is defined as the direction toward which the water is flowing with
positive directions east and north. Data values may be subject to
averaging or filtering and are typically reported at 10 - 15 minute time
intervals. Water temperature, pressure and conductivity or salinity may
also be reported. A text record is available for optional comments.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center; Multiple contributors
Dataset Title: NODC Standard Format Current Meter (Components) (F015) Data (1962-present)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1962-09-30
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which
these data were obtained in any publications and/or other
representations of these data.
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: dhamilton at nodc.noaa.gov
National Oceanographic Data Center NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1 SSMC3, 4th Floor 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
NOAA Product Information Catalog. 1988. Washington, DC: US
Dept. of Commerce, 171 pp.
NODC Users Guide. 1984. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Commerce.
NODC Users Guide. 1992. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Commerce.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-02-28