Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study Data on CD-ROM

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Originator: Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study Data on CD-ROM
Edition: 1
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Online_Linkage: www.nodc.noaa.gov
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This CD-ROM contains the data from the field program of the Louisiana-Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX) from Texas A&M University, known as LATEX-A. It is the largest physical oceanography research effort ever mounted in the Gulf of Mexico. The data were collected on the continental shelf from the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande between April 1992 and December 1994. 33 moorings were equipped with current meters, directional wave gauges, and inverted echo sounders, measuring ocean current speed and direction, water temperature, conductivity, waves, ocean pressure, and acoustic travel time. 8 moored meteorological buoys measured wind speed and direction, air temperature, sea surface temperature, and barometric pressure. 16 drifting buoys provided information on their locations and sea surface temperature via satellite. 10 hydrographic surveys were conducted, with continuous Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) measurements taken along the cruise track. At each hydrographic sampling station, continuous profiles were made of conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, downwelling irradiance, particle scattering, fluorescence, and beam attenuation. Water samples were analyzed for dissolved oxygen, salinity, phytoplankton, pigments, silicate, urea, ammonium, and surface and bottom particulate matter concentration. Secchi disk depths were taken at each daylight station. Extensive quality control and data assurance procedures were applied by Texas A&M University. Data reports in Adobe portable document format (.pdf) are included on the CD-ROMs and provide extensive documentation on the collection and processing of the data sets, as well as figures, tables, and other data products. CD-ROM 1 contains the moored current meter and meteorological buoy data, inverted echo sounder (IES) data, expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data, and expendable sound velocity profiler (XSV) data. The meteorological and current meter data reports are included on this disc. CD-ROMs 2-4 contain directional and non-directional wave data from five sites (Moorings 1, 16, 17, 20 and 23). The wave data reports are included on these discs. CD-ROM 5 contains the data from the hydrography cruises, including nine ADCP data sets, approximately 1650 CTD casts and associated bottle data, nutrient data, and pigment data. It also contains the drifter data and data from miscellaneous sensors. Final data reports are included on this disc. [This information above was obtained from NOAA/NODC Environmental Information Bulletin 98-03.] The National Oceanographic Data Center produced a set of LATEX CD-ROMs in cooperation with Texas A and M University (TAMU). The Louisiana - Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX) was sponsored by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. One of its three study units, the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study was conducted by Texas A and M University from April 1992 - December 1994. The study area encompassed the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf offshore of approximately the 10 meter isobath from the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande. The major field components were moored current meter measurements, drifting buoys, hydrography, acoustic Doppler current profiling, meteorological buoys, and MiniSpec directional wave instruments and SeaData non-directional wave instruments. The LATEX data sets have been formally submitted to NODC for archiving and distribution. The LATEX data has been subjected to extensive quality control and quality assurance procedures by TAMU. Several project reports have been compiled for the different data types. The CD-ROMs will contain the data as ASCII text files which includes a metadata file that fully describes the format of each data file. Also included on each CD-ROM are the LATEX Shelf Data Reports in Adobe portable document format (.pdf). Adobe readers for each computer platform (PC, Mac, UNIX) will be included on the CD-ROMs to read the reports. They can also be viewed with the latest Internet browsers capable of reading pdf files. The data reports provide extensive documentation on the collection and processing of the respective data sets, as well as figures, tables, and other data products. NOTE: Advanced programming skills are strongly recommended for users of this CD-ROM product. NOAAServer Codes: [OL 30.50 27 -90 -97] ; nodateline obtain
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Beginning_Date: 19920401
Ending_Date: 19941231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PIGMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SUSPENDED SOLIDS > PARTICULATE MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY > ACOUSTIC TRAVEL TIME
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA > AMMONIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN > UREA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN > DISSOLVED OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS > PARTICULATE MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > BUOY POSITION > BUOY LOCATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS > CURRENT SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION > BEAM ATTENUATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION > PARTICLE SCATTERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > IRRADIANCE > DOWNWELLING IRRADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SCATTERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
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 WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: MOORINGS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: SECCHI DISKS
Theme_Keyword: WATER BOTTLES
Theme_Keyword: XBT > EXPENDABLE BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: ADCP > ACOUSTIC DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILER
Theme_Keyword: IES > INVERTED ECHO SOUNDERS
Theme_Keyword: XSV > EXPENDABLE SOUND VELOCITY PROFILERS
Theme_Keyword: DODS > DISTRIBUTED OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: LATEX > LOUISIANA-TEXAS SHELF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: OPENDAP > OPEN-SOURCE PROJECT FOR A NETWORK DATA ACCESS PROTOCOL
Theme_Keyword: Wave Data
Theme_Keyword: Current Meter - Direction
Theme_Keyword: Current Meter - Speed
Theme_Keyword: Current - Direction
Theme_Keyword: Current - Speed
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Tamu
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
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NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: User Services Branch
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NODC_LATEX_A_CDROM
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Name: ASCII
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Online_Option:
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http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.p...
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LATEX-A CD-ROM information and order page.
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http://www.esdim.noaa.gov/NOAAServer/
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NOAA Server page.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
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http://www.gulfbase.org/project/view.php?pid=lspop...
Access_Instructions:
LATEX home page at Texas A&M University
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http://seawater.tamu.edu/cgi-bin/nph-nc/noppdodsgo...
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DODS Directory page
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http://seawater.tamu.edu/cgi-bin/nph-nc/noppdodsgo...
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DODS Directory page
Fees: $100/cd Or $500/set; Discount Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20040507
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.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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