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CTD and Moored Current Meter and Hydrographic Measurements in the Southern Weddell Sea

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Title: CTD and Moored Current Meter and Hydrographic Measurements in the Southern Weddell Sea
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consists of data from ~120 CTD profiles collected over the southern Weddell Sea during the ROPEX-98 cruise on HMS Endurance, and data from current meters and (T,S) sensors on 4 moorings across the shelf break and upper slope, just west of the Filchner Depression. The hydrographic data are archived by the British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK; contact Keith Nicholls), and data from moorings are archived by the Alfred-Wegener Institute (Bremerhaven, Germany; contact G. Rohardt). AWI: "http://www.bremerhaven.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=13742" The ROPEX-98 cruise is described at "http://www.esr.org/ropex/ronice.html" The CTD data were obtained in February/March 1998 over the Ronne Depression and adjacent shelf regions in the southwestern Weddell Sea, an area that is usually inaccessible due to multi-year ice. Additional profiles were obtained in support of the current meter moorings. The 4 current meter moorings were deployed along a line across the shelf break west of the Filchner Depression, to monitor dense water outflow of Ice Shelf Water. The sensors are in the lower water column, from ~9 m to ~400 m above the seabed. Current meters recorded hourly data from deployment in February 1998 to recovery by R.V. Polarstern in March 1999.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980201
Ending_Date: 19990331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -25.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
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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 > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: ROPEX > RONNE POLYNYA EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: Weddell Sea
Theme_Keyword: Filchner Outflow
Theme_Keyword: Hydrography
Theme_Keyword: Current Meters
Theme_Keyword: Moorings
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > WEDDELL SEA
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AWI > Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Contact_Person: GERD ROHARDT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bussestrasse 24,
Address: Alfred-Wegener-Institut fuer Polar- und Meeresforschung
City: Bremerhaven
Postal_Code: D-27570
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +49 (0)471-4831 1818
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +49 (0)471-4831 1149
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: grohardt@awi-bremerhaven.de
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: GB/NERC/BAS > British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: KEITH NICHOLLS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Antarctic Survey
Resource_Description: ROPEX-98
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.awi.de/en
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bremerhaven.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=137...
Access_Instructions:
URL to the AWI Moorings Database Explorer that allows users to search for moorings data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esr.org/ropex/ronice.html
Access_Instructions:
URL to ROPEX cruise description
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030512
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091013
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040512
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: LAURENCE PADMAN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 3350 SW Cascade Ave
City: Corvallis
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97333-1536
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-753-6695
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-753-1999
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: padman@esr.org
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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