Ocean Temperature and Velocity Microstructure and Turbulence Data for the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program

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Originator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, Science Branch
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Title: Ocean Temperature and Velocity Microstructure and Turbulence Data for the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program
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As part of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) program, Fisheries and Oceans Canada deployed an EPSONDE instrument on the New England Continental Shelf for two weeks in September 1996 and two weeks in July/August 1997. EPSONDE is used to make profiles of turbulence in the ocean mixed layer. By measuring the temperature and velocity microstructure of the water, one can infer rates of vertical diffusion of heat and mass in the ocean. These rates are important to understanding mixing in the ocean. The study site was located 80 miles southeast of Montauk, Long Island, and 60 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. Drogue drifters were also deployed and conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) measurements were taken. The web site of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) project at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography is maintained for the use of participants in the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored CMO program. The contents of the site include raw data and preliminary analyses which, pending publication, are considered proprietary by the program participants. The availability of these data and analyses on the web site does not imply permission for anyone outside the program to use these data. Permission must be obtained from the ONR and the individual investigator before anyone uses these data for research purposes outside the scope of the CMO program.The overall objective of the research was to determine how particles and optical properties respond to physical forcing under various oceanic conditions on a broad continental shelf off the eastern coast of the Unites States. 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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Beginning_Date: 19960904
Ending_Date: 19970831
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: CMO > COASTAL MIXING AND OPTICS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: GOMODP > GULF OF MAINE OCEAN DATA PARTNERSHIP
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Continental Shelf
Theme_Keyword: Continental Slope
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MID-ATLANTIC BIGHT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Access_Constraints: None
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Permission required to use data for research outside the scope of CMO.
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DR. NEIL OAKEY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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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: +01-902-426-3147
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-7827
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oakeyn@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/DFO/MR/SB > Science Branch, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Contact_Person: DR. NEIL OAKEY
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: +01-902-426-3147
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-7827
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oakeyn@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Resource_Description: Canada_DFO_OcTempVeloMicroTurb
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http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/ocean/epsonde...
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http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
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GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020213
Metadata_Review_Date: 20051205
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20041222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DR. NEIL OAKEY
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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: +01-902-426-3147
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-902-426-7827
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oakeyn@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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