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CTD casts off Pram Point to determine the internal wave structure under the shore fast ice of McMurdo Sound

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Title: CTD casts off Pram Point to determine the internal wave structure under the shore fast ice of McMurdo Sound
Description:
Abstract:
The internal wave structure under the shore fast ice of McMurdo Sound was surveyed. An internal wave is a wave propagating along a density stratification in the water mass. The discontinuity in density is caused by a difference in the temperature or salinity on either side of the boundary surface in the water mass. Previous studies conducted either single CTD profiles or spot temperature and salinity measurement using sample bottles and reversing thermometers. These methods lack the regular time scale necessary for determining internal wave structure. By carrying out monitoring of the water column it was hoped to find internal waves missed by earlier oceanographic surveys of McMurdo Sound. 46 CTD casts were taken from two locations near Scott Base, in McMurdo Sound. Two series of casts were taken, the first consisted of three days when casts were taken on an approximately hourly basis, and the other contained data taken over thirteen days.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Williams, M. 1994. Survey of Internal Waves in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. RDRC Report.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19931119
Ending_Date: 19931205
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -110.6667
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South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.3667
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Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WATER MASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > PRAM POINT
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NIWA
Address: Private Bag 14901
City: Wellington
Postal_Code: 6021
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 386 0389
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 386 2153
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.williams@niwa.co.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This study was part of a scholarship funded project. The data is held in the report with Antarctica New Zealand. The investigator may also have some data stored on disk.
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K053_1993_1994_NZ_4
Distribution_Liability:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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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