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Drifting Buoy Data for the Global Ocean; Position, Surface Pressure, and Surface/Subsurface Temperature

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Originator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Environmental Data Service
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Drifting Buoy Data for the Global Ocean; Position, Surface Pressure, and Surface/Subsurface Temperature
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Online_Linkage: http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Meds/Databases/DRIBU/drifting_buoys_e.htm
Description:
Abstract:
Drifting Buoy (DRIBU) data have been gathered from a number of different sensors mounted on drifting buoys. Drifting buoy data includes the buoy position, date, time and, in most cases, includes many variables such as surface and subsurface water temperature, air pressure, air temperature, wind speed and wind direction. MEDS is the world data centre for drifting buoys (Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centre - RNODC). As part of its role, MEDS acquires, processes, quality controls and archives real-time drifting buoy messages reporting over the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) as well as delayed mode data acquired from other sources. Over 200,000 new records are captured monthly from the GTS. MEDS has collected and archived over 22 million real-time records from all over the world between 1978 and the present. These include data from both oceanographic and and meteorological buoys. These data are available on computer magnetic tape in GF-3 format, floppy disk or diskette. Data retrieval can be by area, time period or buoy number. Sea surface temperature (SST), sea level pressure (SLP), sea level tendency and sub-surface temperature are available, as well as buoy position.To provide a global repository for drifting buoy data that may be accessed by those interested. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Direct Spatial Reference: Point Raster Object Type: Row Count: Column Count: Vertical Count: 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:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19780101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
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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_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Dribu
Theme_Keyword: Global Drifter Program
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Subsurface Floats/drifters
Theme_Keyword: Surface Floats/drifters
Theme_Keyword: Woce-svp
Theme_Keyword: Woce/toga
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed/direction
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EASTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESTELLE COUTURE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Address: Marine Environmental Data Service
Address: 12082 - 200 Kent Street
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E6
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-990-0259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-993-4658
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: couture@meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/DFO/ISDM > Integrated Science Data Management, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Contact_Person: ESTELLE COUTURE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Address: Marine Environmental Data Service
Address: 12082 - 200 Kent Street
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E6
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-990-0259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-993-4658
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: couture@meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Resource_Description: MEDS_DRIBU
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
Access_Instructions:
GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Fees: On A Cost-recovery Basis.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020503
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050111
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SAVITHRI SAVI NARAYANAN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Environmental Data
Address: Service
Address: 12082 - 200 Kent Street
Address: K1A 0E6
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Country: CANADA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-990-0265
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-993-4658
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: narayanans@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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