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BOMEX - Salinity-Temperature-Depth (STD) Data (DSI-9673)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00599
Abstract: BOMEX - Salinity-Temperature-Depth (STD) Data is a historical digital data set archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). BOMEX Archive includes, data collected during the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) in 1969. Parameters included in this dataset are: sea temperature, salinity, and depth. With the cooperation of the Government of Barbados and with the ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as lead agency, the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) was conducted over the tropical Atlantic East of Barbados in the summer of 1969. The field operations for this multiagency national study of the ocean-atmosphere system were divided into four observation periods: May 3 to 15, May 24 to June 10, June 19 to July 2, and July 11 to July 28. The first three were devoted to the Sea Air Interaction Program--the BOMEX 'Core Experiment'--within a 500-km by 500-km square ship array. During the fourth period, the array was extended southward to incorporate the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The following is a list of the 8 different records and their respected data sets for this project. Miscellaneous Data (DSI-9670) - C00598 Rawinsonde and Radiometersonde Data (DSI-9671) - C00302 Boom Surface Meteorological Data (DSI-9672) - C00303 Salinity-Temperature-Depth (STD) Data (DSI-9673) - C00599 Aircraft Data (DSI-9674) - C00600 Boundary Layer Instrument Package (BLIP) Data (DSI-9675) - C00304 Surface Radar Data (DSI-9676) - C00601 Dropsonde Data (DSI-9677) - C00602 STD DATA Salinity-Temperature-Depth Data Set (STD) instruments were casts from the surface to 1,000m. The instrument's underwater signals were frequency modulated and multiplexed so that salinity, temperature, and depth measurements were transmitted through the lowering cable as a single composite wave form. These were scheduled for the Discoverer, Oceanographer, and Rockaway at 0100, 0300, 0600, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2100 GMT; during Period IV, however, the first sounding from the Discoverer was made at 0000 rather than 0100. Soundings from the Mt. Mitchell and Rainier were scheduled at 0100, 0600, 1200, and 1800 GMT. All schedules were adhered to within +/-30 min. The sensor package was soaked at the surface for 5 min., lowered at a rate of approximately 20m/min to 100m, and then allowed to descend at 40 to 50m/min. The depths were determined from the STD strip-chart recorder on deck. Data were recorded during each descent only.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: BOMEX - Salinity-Temperature-Depth (STD) Data (DSI-9673)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1969-05-01Stop Date: 1969-07-31
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21