Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Shallow Water Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) Profiles for selected locations in the Pacific, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/36759.

Item Identification

Title: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Shallow Water Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) Profiles for selected locations in the Pacific
Short Name: RAMP: CTDs
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2011
Abstract:

Near-shore shallow water Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) surveys provided vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, and turbidity providing indications for water masses and local sea water chemistry changes. These surveys were conducted to characterize the spatial structure of the physical and chemical properties of the ocean environment influencing the living coral reef resources observed during REA and towed-diver surveys. Water samples were collected at the shallow water CTD sites to examine near-shore water quality. Shallow CTD casts are vertical profiles (max 30 meter depth, downcast only) of water column conductivity, temperature, and pressure (Sea-Bird Electronics, SBE19-plus; accuracy of 0.005 S m-1 in conductivity, 0.0002C in temperature, and 0.1% in pressure). A transmissometer (Wetlabs Inc; provides profiles of beam transmittance, related to turbidity) and a dissolved oxygen sensor (Sea-Bird Electronics, SBE43; accuracy of 2% of saturation) are also attached. Data are collected by lowering the CTD in a profiling mode from a small boat at a descent rate of approximately 0.5 to 0.75m s-1 to a maximum depth of 30m. Data processing was performed using Seabird Instrument's SeaSoft SBE Data Processing Software (http://www.seabird.com/software/SBEDataProcforWindows.htm).

Purpose:

These data were collected for coral reef ecosystem research.

Notes:

Created by CoRIS, partially updated. AMD 2015-06-03

Supplemental Information:

The oceanography team collects data through a variety of methods with additional detail outlined in this paper on in situ oceanographic observations (Hoeke et al. 2009).

http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/library/pubs/Hoeke_etal_JOO_2009.pdf

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus ONLY ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_discovery_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus AT LEAST ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_theme_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Physical
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Oxygen
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Thermocline > Profile
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Density
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
CRCP Project 743
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/datatype
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/obstype
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS OSCAR ELTON SETTE
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None RAMP
None Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None triennial

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Pressure (Decibars)

Depth (Meters)

Temperature (Degrees Celsius)

Conductivity (Siemens/Meter)

Salinity (PSU)

Density (Sigma-t)

Volt 0 (Raw Voltage Auxiliary Input 0)

Volt 1 (Raw Voltage Auxiliary Input 1)

Beam Attenuation (1/meter)

Beam Transmission (Percent Transmission)

Dissolved Oxygen (mL/L)

Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)

Dissolved Oxygen (Percent Saturation)

Fluorometry (ug/L)

#LOCATION KEYWORDS:

(Note CODE as used in data files follows locations)

Pacific Ocean,

Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI),

Hawai'i (Big Island) (HAW)

Kaua'i (KAU)

Lana'i (LAN)

Maui (MAI)

Maui - Molokini (MOI)

Molokai (MOL)

Niihau (NII)

Niihau - Kaula Rock (KAL)

Oahu (OAH)

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI),

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument,

French Frigate Shoals (FFS)

Gardner Pinnacle (GAR)

Kure Atoll (KUR)

Laysan Island (LAY)

Lisianski Island (LIS)

Maro Reef (MAR)

Midway Atoll (MID)

Necker Island (NEC)

Pearl and Hermes Atoll (PHR)

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam,

Agrihan (AGR)

Aguijan (Goat Is.) (AGU)

Alamagan (ALA)

Anatahan (ANA)

Asuncion Island (ASC)

Farallon de Pajaros (FDP)

Guam (GUA)

Guguan (GUG)

Maug (MAU)

Pagan (PAG)

Rota (ROT)

Saipan (SAI)

Sarigan (SAR)

Stingray Shoals (STI)

Tinian (TIN)

American Samoa (AMSM),

Manu'a Islands Group,

Ofu and Olosega Islands (OFU)

Rose Atoll (ROS)

Swains Island (SWA)

Ta'u (TAU)

Tutuila (TUT)

Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA),

Equatorial Central Pacific,

United States Minor Outlying Islands,

United States Phoenix Islands,

Northern Line Islands,

Central Line Islands,

Baker Island (BAK)

Howland Island (HOW)

Jarvis Island (JAR)

Johnston Atoll (JOH)

Kingman Reef (KIN)

Palmyra Atoll (PAL)

Wake Atoll (WAK)

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/36717

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 380559
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Clark, Jeanette
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: jeanette.clark@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5484

Distributor

CC ID: 380558
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 301-713-3277
URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 380556
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): DesRochers, Annette M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: annette.desrochers@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5461
Business Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Originator

CC ID: 380555
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 380557
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Oliver, Thomas
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thomas.oliver@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5444

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 380563
W° Bound: 142
E° Bound: 147
N° Bound: 21
S° Bound: 13
Description

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 380561
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03
End: 2014-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014, Legs I through III

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 380562
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-04
End: 2011-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1101
Description:

MARAMP 2011, Legs I through III

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

American Samoa

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 380567
W° Bound: -171.5
E° Bound: -169
N° Bound: -11
S° Bound: -15
Description

American Samoa

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 380565
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-02
End: 2015-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP 2015, Legs I through III

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 380566
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-03
End: 2012-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1201
Description:

ASRAMP 2012, Legs I through III

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

Hawaiian Archipelago

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 380571
W° Bound: -179.9
E° Bound: -153
N° Bound: 29
S° Bound: 18
Description

Hawaiian Archipelago

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 380569
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2013-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1304
Description:

MHI RAMP 2013

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 380570
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2013-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1305
Description:

NWHI RAMP 2013

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

Pacific Remote Island Areas

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 380575
W° Bound: 166.5
E° Bound: 166.75
N° Bound: 19.5
S° Bound: 19.4
Description

Wake Atoll

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 380576
W° Bound: -177
E° Bound: -159
N° Bound: 18
S° Bound: -4
Description

Pacific Remote Island Areas, excluding Wake Atoll

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 380573
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2014-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014, Leg I, Wake Atoll

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 380574
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-01
End: 2015-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP 2015, Legs I and IV

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Procedure:

Send email to nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These oceanographic data are PRELIMINARY data and have not been screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary oceanographic data for scientific research on coral reefs ecosystems.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 380586
Start Date: 2014-12-08
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0107470
Distributor: NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC) (2014 - Present)
Description:

NOAA CRED Shallow CTD Profiles 2011-2012 from the American Samoa and Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Programs on the R/V Hi'ialakai (NODC Accession 0107470)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 380585
Start Date: 2011-01-13
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0039382
Distributor: NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC) (2014 - Present)
Description:

Shallow CTD profiles collected from the NOAA ships Hi'ialakai, Townsend Cromwell and Oscar Elton Sette, near tropical pacific islands, atolls and shoals of the NE Pacific from 2000 to 2010 (NODC Accession 0039382)

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 380579
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/geoportal/rest/find/document?searchText=CRED%20AND%20title%3Ashallow%20AND%20ctd&start=1&max=600&f=georss&dojo.preventCache=1393852367837
Description:

Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) Geoportal GeoRSS feed containing all metadata records associated with this catalog item.

Technical Environment

Description:

See the data file for instruments used during each cast.

Data processing was performed using Seabird Instrument's SeaSoft SBE Data Processing Software (http://www.seabird.com/software/SBEDataProcforWindows.htm). Data format is discreet, tabular (formatted, space delimited ASCII) files for each profile, with a full header as provided by SeaSoft. Raw file extension is HEX, processed file extension is CNV. The header contains latitude, longitude and other location information, as well as all data processing steps and settings. All dates and times are UTC. All positions are WGS84 decimal degrees.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

These oceanographic data are preliminary data and have not been screened for accuracy.

Completeness Report:

The data are believed to be complete. -9.99-E29 values in the data, where they exist, indicate that this observation/analysis was not conducted for the sample record where it appears.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The data is quality controlled by CREP personnel after the data is downloaded from the instrument.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-CO
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides in the PIFSC Oracle database, which is maintained and regularly backed up by PIFSC ITS.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 380583
Description:

The CTD package is deployed off a small boat using a hand line. The CTD is held just under the surface for 1 minute to cycle water through the instrument and tubing. Afterwards the CTD is lowered at an even pace to a depth between 20-30m. A GPS waypoint is taken at the beginning of the cast to mark the position and time.

Process Contact: Young, Charles W
Email Address: charles.young@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 380584
Description:

The raw data are processed by the SeaBird data processing software (http://www.seabird.com/software/sbe-data-processing) using the following steps:

Data conversion

Filter

AlignCTD

Loop Edit

Derive

Bin Average

Each header in the raw and processed files is manipulated to include the latitude, longitude, and date/time (in UTC) of the cast. The result is a standard ascii .cnv file, in addition to the raw .hex file.

Process Contact: Young, Charles W
Email Address: charles.young@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) CTD Entity

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36759
Metadata Record Created By: Troy T Kanemura
Metadata Record Created: 2017-02-10 16:32+0000
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Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-08-03 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-30
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Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-30