Temperature, salinity, and extracted chlorophyll_a surface data collected at discrete stations during shipboard surveys conducted between January 1998 and August 2012 in South Florida coastal waters.

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Title:
Temperature, salinity, and extracted chlorophyll_a surface data collected at discrete stations during shipboard surveys conducted between January 1998 and August 2012 in South Florida coastal waters.
Abstract:
A Sea-Bird Electronics Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) instrument and a Sea-Bird Electronics Thermosalinograph (TSG) flow-through system were utilized during cruises conducted between January 1998 and August 2012 in South Florida coastal waters. These data are presented here in an Excel format (.xls).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD), 20130508, Temperature, salinity, and extracted chlorophyll_a surface data collected at discrete stations during shipboard surveys conducted between January 1998 and August 2012 in South Florida coastal waters..

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.55352
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.84233
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.72000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.67398

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    Beginning_Date: 29-Jan-1998
    Ending_Date: 09-Aug-2012
    Currentness_Reference: These data are valid for the period collected only.

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These oceanographic data were collected for the purpose of examining water properties of the South Florida coastal ocean, covering the Florida Keys Reef Tract and the southwest Florida Shelf.


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Access_Constraints:
Anyone interested in use of this data must contact Elizabeth Johns at NOAA/AOML/PhOD
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All users will be asked to read and fully comprehend metadata prior to data use, acknowledge the Originator when using the data set as a source, share data products developed using the source data set with the Originator.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    OAR/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
    4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, Florida 33149
    United States of America

    (305) 361-4360 (voice)
    libby.johns@noaa.gov

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    Downloadable Data

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    Data are made publicly available for general information purposes and scientific interest. NOAA cannot be held liable for use of these data in any other manner.

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Dates:
Last modified: 13-May-2013
Metadata author:
OAR/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
United States of America

(305) 361-4360 (voice)

Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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