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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Gulf of Maine - Water Salinity, Temperature and Sigma t (density) data from 1981 to 2005, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39620.

Item Identification

Title: Gulf of Maine - Water Salinity, Temperature and Sigma t (density) data from 1981 to 2005
Short Name: water_sal_temp_den_1981_2005
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005
Abstract:

This table contains water salinity, temperature and sigma t (density) data from 1981 to 2005 binned at 10 meter depth intervals (from 300 meters up to 0 meters) for the Gulf of Maine. It was acquired from the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Hydrographic database, which covers an area defined by 35 deg - 80 deg N and 42 deg - 100 deg W, and contains over 500,000 temperature-salinity profiles for the Northwest Atlantic from 1910 to the present. The data comes from a variety of sources including hydrographic bottles, CTD casts (either up or down casts), spatially and temporally averaged Batfish tows, and expendable, digital or mechanical bathythermographs. Near real-time data in the form of IGOSS Bathy or Tesac messages are also included. Updates are made monthly.

Purpose:

This data was downloaded to calculate seasonal water stratification in the Gulf of Maine, in order to support a biogeographic assessment of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Tides/Currents
None water column profile
None water density
None water salinity
None water temperature

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1981-2005

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf of Maine
None Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Monthly
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

Data Set Credit: Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Hydrographic (Climate) database: http://www.bio.gc.ca/science/data-donnees/base/index-eng.php.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 477091
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 477093
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 477094
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 477092
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 477095
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Costa, Bryan
Email Address: bryan.costa@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 477098
W° Bound: -72.477168
E° Bound: -59.441365
N° Bound: 46.530855
S° Bound: 36.667053

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 477097
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1981
End: 2005

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 586067
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1314218

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Please contact the Stellwagen Banks NMS Research Coordinator for additional information on data access (david.wiley@noaa.gov);

Data Access Constraints:

After acquiring a username, password and the appropriate plug-in, this data may be downloaded from Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Hydrographic (Climate) database: http://www.bio.gc.ca/science/data-donnees/base/index-eng.php.

Data Use Constraints:

None. Acknowledgement of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 477089
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/stellwagen_nms/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 477111
Activity Date/Time: 2012-01-23
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 477110
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 586065
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Unknown

Conceptual Consistency:

Unknown

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 477087
Description:

Text file downloaded from Bedford Institute of Oceanography and imported into MS Access. MS Access table converted to ArcGIS 9.1 geodatabase table.

Process Date/Time: 2005-12-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Water_Salinity_Temp_Density_1981_2005

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39620
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39620
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-13
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-09-13
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-13