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Ocean Current Data from the Canadian East Coast and Eastern Arctic, 1960 to the present

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, Science Branch
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Ocean Current Data from the Canadian East Coast and Eastern Arctic, 1960 to the present
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Online_Linkage: http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/ocean/database/data_query.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Ocean Data Inventory database is an inventory of all of the oceanographic time series data held by the Ocean Science Division at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. The data archive includes about 5000 current meter time series, 3500 coastal temperature time series from thermographs, as well as a small number of tide gauges. Many of the current meters also have temperature and salinity sensors. The area for which we have data is roughly defined as the North Atlantic and Arctic from 30? - 82? N, although there are some minor amounts of data from other parts of the world The data is used in support of Physical Oceanographic programs on ocean climate, off-shore energy and living resources. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Direct Spatial Reference: Spatial Reference Information - Horizontal Coordinate System Definition - Planar - Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate Representation: Abscissa Resolution: Ordinate Resolution: Distance and Bearing Representation: Distance Resolution: Bearing Resolution: Bearing Units: Bearing Reference Direction: Bearing Reference Meridian: Planar Distance Units: Geodetic Model: Horizontal Datum Name: Ellipsoid Name: Semi-major Axis: Denominator of Flattening Ratio:
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Atlantic Coastal Zone Steering Committee, Atlantic Coastal Zone Database Directory, Version 2.0, March 1994.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Statistics Canada, Databases for Environmental Analysis: Government of Canada, Catalogue 11-527E Occasional, November 1992.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19600101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -138.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -25.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS > CURRENT SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: GOMODP > GULF OF MAINE OCEAN DATA PARTNERSHIP
Theme_Keyword: None
Theme_Keyword: Arctic
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic Provinces
Theme_Keyword: Canadian Coast
Theme_Keyword: Currents
Theme_Keyword: Marine
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Climate
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ATLANTIC CANADA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: No restrictions on the department of Fisheries and Oceans data sets. Data from external sources may require approval.
Use_Constraints:
NoneOffline_Option Offline_Media
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DOUG GREGORY
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
Address: P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-902-426-8931
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-2256
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gregoryd@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/DFO/MR/SB > Science Branch, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Contact_Person: DOUG GREGORY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
Address: P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-902-426-8931
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-2256
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gregoryd@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Resource_Description: CANEMRCCRS_OCEAN_CURRENT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geomatics/ca...
Access_Instructions:
GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Fees: Retrieval And Analysis Costs Are $25 /hour.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020715
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161207
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20051127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DOUG GREGORY
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
Address: P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-902-426-8931
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-2256
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gregoryd@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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