HOT Physical Oceanography XBT data
Entry ID: UH_XBT_HOT

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Summary
Abstract: Scientists working within the Hawaiian Ocean Time-series (HOT)
project, "http://hahana.soest.hawaii.edu/", have been
making repeated observations of the hydrography, chemistry and biology
at a station north of Hawaii since October 1988. The objective of this
research is to provide a comprehensive description of the ocean at a
site representative of the central North Pacific Ocean. Cruises are
made approximately once a month to Station ALOHA, the HOT deep-water
station (22 45'N, 158W) located about 100 km north of Oahu,
Hawaii. Measurements of the thermohaline structure, water column
chemistry, currents, primary production and particle sedimentation
rates are made over a 72-hour period on each cruise.

Vertical temperature profiles were obtained with XBTs (Expendable
Bathythermograph) during the first 24 HOT cruises. XBT data are
distributed in ASCII format. A summary of profiles taken on a cruise
are listed in the hot#xbt.hdr (where # is the cruise number)
file. The first line specifies the cruise number. The second line
labels the columns. The remaining records contain information on each profile.

The continuous flow of these data depends on funding, and that depends
in part on the credits that we get from the data users. If
you use these data in your project, please contact Dr. Roger Lukas to
avoid possible duplication of efforts. Please consider the
benefits of possible scientific collaborations in the analysis of
these data. If you use our data in your project, we would appreciate your
acknowledgement of the HOT project.The following NSF grant number
should be cited in publications: OCE-9303094. A preprint and reprint
of the publications utilizing HOT data would be appreciated.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: 18.0  E: -60.0  W: -180.0

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


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >WATER PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
XBT >Expendable Bathythermographs    [Information]


Project
HOT >Hawaiian Ocean Time Series Project    [Information]
JGOFS >Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, IGBP    [Information]


Use Constraints
If data is used in your project,contact Dr. Roger Lukas
rlukas@iniki.soest.hawaii.edu


Keywords
HAWAII
HAWAIIAN OCEAN TIME SERIES
HYDROGRAPHY
IDN_NODE GSFC/UHI
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SOEST
SURFACE


Originating Center
UHI


Data Center
Laboratory for Microbiological Oceanography, Oceanography Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://hahana.soest.hawaii.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROGER LUKAS
Phone: (808) 956-7896
Fax: (808) 956-9222
Email: rlukas at iniki.soest.hawaii.edu
Contact Address:
HOT Physical Oceanography
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
City: Honolulu
Province or State: Hawaii
Postal Code: 96822
Country: USA


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-14

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