Surface Float Data Archives, NOAA/AOML

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Surface Float Data Archives, NOAA/AOML
Description:
Abstract:
This surface drifter archives, now at NOAA/AOML, consists of Argo float data and gloal interpolated lagrangian drifter data. Satellite-tracked drifting buoy data are being collected by numerous investigators and agencies in several countries for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment-Tropical Oceans Global Atmosphere (WOCE-TOGA) Surface Velocity Program. This global dataset will provide the climatology and chronology of the surface currents of the World Ocean. To expedite completion of research quality datasets for archival and dissemination, a data acquisition activity is being conducted at NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Miami, Florida. At AOML, data from drifting buoys of cooperating operators are quality controlled and optimally interpolated to uniform 6-h interval trajectories for archival at the Marine Environmental Data Service, Canada. Argo is an international program that calls for the deployment of 3,000 free drifting profiling floats, distributed over the global oceans, which will measure the temperature and salinity in the upper 2,000 m of the ocean providing 100,000 T/S profiles and reference velocity measurements per year. This will allow continuous monitoring of the climate state of the ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection. Argo is an element of: Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), Climate Variability and Predictability Experiment (CLIVAR), and Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE). This data is available through the AOML Environmental Data Server: "http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/datasets2001/datasets2001oceans.htm"
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790215
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.36
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.86
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > BUOY POSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: ARGOS > ARGOS DATA COLLECTION AND POSITION LOCATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Amazon Basin Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Argos
Theme_Keyword: Canadian Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Coast Guard Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: French Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Gould
Theme_Keyword: Ice Patrol
Theme_Keyword: Kirwan
Theme_Keyword: Lagrangian
Theme_Keyword: Nasa Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Navy Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Noaa Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Raytheon Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Sequal
Theme_Keyword: Surface Currents
Theme_Keyword: Surface Floats/drifters
Theme_Keyword: Whoi Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Whoi/npgs Surface Drifters
Theme_Keyword: Velocity
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > TROPICAL ATLANTIC
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRISTINE M. WOODING
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Address: Physical Oceanography Dept., MS#29
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1050
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 289-2722
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2163
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cwooding@whoi.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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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: DOC/NOAA/OAR/AOML > Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: RENYA SABINA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33149-1026
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Renya.Sabina@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: WHOI_SURFACE_DRIFTERS
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.aoml.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/datasets2001/...
Access_Instructions:
Access to drifter data online at AOML
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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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