NODC Version of global Argo profiling float data

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Charles Sun
Publication_Date: September 2004
Title: NODC Version of global Argo profiling float data
Edition: 2.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digial
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
Publisher: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/argo
Description:
Abstract:
Argo is an internationally coordinated project that plans to deploy a global array of approximately 3000 sub-surface profiling floats in the period 2000-2006. The objectives of Argo are: (1) to provide an enhanced real-time capability for measurement of temperature and salinity through the upper 2000 m of the ocean, (2) to provide in situ data component of the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE), and (3) to contribute to a quantitative description of the seasonal cycle and interannual variability of the upper ocean thermohaline circulation and the patterns of ocean climate variability. It presents an excellent opportunity to improve ocean and climate forecasting, with consequent benefits for the protection of life and property and effective planning for the effects of seasonal to inter-annual climate variability.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960101
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: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
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 > GYRES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WATER MASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > THERMOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > HALOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > PYCNOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: PROFILERS
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: ARGO > A BROAD-SCALE GLOBAL ARRAY OF TEMPERATURE/SALINITY PROFILING FLOATS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Argo
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Salinity
Theme_Keyword: Global Argo Data Assembly Centers
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHARLES SUN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3272
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-3301
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
These data are stored in the netCDF format in which they were received by NODC, and data quality is dependent on the originators quality control.
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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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: CHARLES SUN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3272
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-3301
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Global_Argo_Data_Repository
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: NetCDF, ASCII text
Transfer_Size: 1.5GB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/argo
Access_Instructions:
Global Argo Data Repository
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040916
Metadata_Review_Date: 20041025
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHARLES SUN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3272
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-3301
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Charles.Sun@noaa.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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