Temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll data collected aboard the RV F.G WALTON SMITH in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of Mexico, and North Atlantic Ocean from 01/29/1998 to 08/09/2012 (NODC Accession 0092099)

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Title:
Temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll data collected aboard the RV F.G WALTON SMITH in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of Mexico, and North Atlantic Ocean from 01/29/1998 to 08/09/2012 (NODC Accession 0092099)
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 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.
Supplemental_Information:
In this Accession, NODC has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), 20130606, Temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll data collected aboard the RV F.G WALTON SMITH in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of Mexico, and North Atlantic Ocean from 01/29/1998 to 08/09/2012 (NODC Accession 0092099): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.5535166666667
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.8423333333333
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.6739833333333

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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 29-Jan-1998
    Ending_Date: 09-Aug-2012
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

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    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
    Attn: Johns, Elizabeth
    4301 Rickenbacker Cswy, Building AOML
    Miami, FL 33149-1026
    UNITED STATES

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BASIC RESEARCH


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NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

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    US National Oceanographic Data Center
    User Services
    1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor / OC
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
    USA

    301-713-3277 x148 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
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    Downloadable Data

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Dates:
Last modified: 18-Oct-2013
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
Data Officer
1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA

301-713-3272 (voice)
301-713-3302 (FAX)
NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov

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


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