Meteorology and sea surface (MET) 60 minute averaged data from eleven R/V Endeavor cruises in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank area during 1995 (GB project)

Website: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/2306
Data Type: Cruise Results
Version: 1
Version Date: 2004-04-29

Project
» U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank (GB)

Program
» U.S. GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics (U.S. GLOBEC)
ContributorsAffiliationRole
Payne, RichardWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)Principal Investigator
Groman, Robert C.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)BCO-DMO Data Manager

Abstract
Meteorology and sea surface (MET) 60 minute averaged data from eleven R/V Endeavor cruises in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank area during 1995.


Coverage

Spatial Extent: N:42.3604 E:-65.6177 S:39.7045 W:-71.419
Temporal Extent: 1995-01-10 - 1995-07-14

Dataset Description

Continuous along track meteorology and sea surface data,
60 minute averaged values, 1995

 

Processed by:
Richard Payne
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
Woods Hole, Ma 20543
rpayne@whoi.edu
 
Additional 
data processing notes are available.

The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Notes

  1. Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise
  2. Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc.
  3. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters:
    Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth.
  4. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths.
  5. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points.
  6. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator.
  7. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok.
  8. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m.

From: Richard E. Payne / 11 Apr 1997 09:05:25 -0400
Updated: April 29, 2004; G.Heimerdinger


Acquisition Description

The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.


Processing Description

  1. Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise
  2. Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc.
  3. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters:
    Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth.
  4. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths.
  5. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points.
  6. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator.
  7. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok.
  8. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m.
Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value.
EN268 - Data gap 20:47:17 to 24:00:00 on last day. Filled it with
        linearly interpolated data. There was a problem with short wave
        formatting in raw data. Values > 999.9 read ****. Replaced
        garbage with 999.9 except for a few not near the middle of the
        day which were replaced with previous value. A number of gaps
        in Edo depth. 8465 records, 284 interpolated.
Cruise Exp   Spds  Dirs    AT   RH     BP   SST  EDOZ   LWR  SWR Comments
EN268 GLOBEC ---   ---   ---   ---    ---  ---   ---  ---    --- 

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Parameters

ParameterDescriptionUnits
cruiseid cruise identifier
year year, GMT e.g. 1997.
siscientific investigator responsible for this cruise
month_gmt month of year, GMT e.g. 6 is June
day_gmt day of month, GMT
time_gmt time of day, GMT, 24 hour clock hoursandminutes
lat latitude, south is negative decimaldegrees
lon longitude, west is negative decimaldegrees
depth_w water depth meters
depth_cs Chirp Sonar water depth meters
wind_speed_cwind spe ed corrected for ship's motion meters/second
wind_dir_c wind direction, meteorologic convention, corrected for ship"s motion degrees
wind_speed_r wind speed, relative to ship meters/second
wind_dir_r wind direction, relative to ship, meteorologic convention degrees
temp_air air temperature degreesC
humidity relative humidity percent
press_bar barometric pressure millibars
precip_levellevel in the precipitation gauge, total precipitation between two times is the difference in levels (+50 cm if the gauge self-siphoned) centimeters
ed_swshort wave downward irradiance watts/mete r^2/second
ed_lwlong wave downward irradiance watts/meter^2/second
temp_ss1sea surface temperature 1 meter below the surface degreesC
temp_ss3sea surface temperature 3 meters below the surface degreesC
temp_ss5sea surface temperature 5 meters below the surface degreesC
cond_mMsea surface conductivity mmho/centimeter
sal_ss3sea surface salinity, nominally measured at 3 meters PSU
yrday_gmtJulian day, GMT e.g. 29.5 is January 29 at 1200 hours decimalday
numb_recordsnumber of records used to compute this value


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Instruments

Dataset-specific Instrument Name
Thermosalinograph
Generic Instrument Name
Thermosalinograph
Dataset-specific Description
Thermosalinograph used to obtain a continuous record of sea surface temperature and salinity.
Generic Instrument Description
A thermosalinograph (TSG) is used to obtain a continuous record of sea surface temperature and salinity. On many research vessels the TSG is integrated into the ship's underway seawater sampling system and reported with the underway or alongtrack data.


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Deployments

EN259

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-01-10
End Date
1995-01-22
Description
process zoology

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. EN259 - Standard processing. 17625 data records Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN259 GLOBEC OK OK OK >100 Good Peaks Gap

EN260

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Start Date
1995-01-29
End Date
1995-02-06
Description
long term mooring deployment

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. EN260 - Standard processing. 7641 data records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN260 GLOBEC Noisy OK OK OK Good Good Good

EN261

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Start Date
1995-02-10
End Date
1995-02-20
Description
broad-scale

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. EN261 - Standard processing except added SSTHULL. SSTHULL is only SST in 15 & 60 minute averages. 14168 data records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN261 GLOBEC OK Good Good Noisy Good Good Good

EN262

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-02-23
End Date
1995-03-10
Description
process zoology

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN262 - Standard Processing with SSTHULL. 22,489 records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN262 GLOBEC Good OK Good Good Good Spikes ---

EN264

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-03-26
End Date
1995-04-08
Description
process zoology

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN264 - Standard Processing with SSTHULL. 116,543 records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN264 GLOBEC Good Good Good Noisy Good Good Good

EN265

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Start Date
1995-04-11
End Date
1995-04-22
Description
broad-scale

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN265 - Standard processing with all variables up to now plus long-wave radiation. 15,742 records. 5/12/98 - Reprocessed with later software which corrects the time base. One day gap from 109.6 to 110.6. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN265 GLOBEC Spikes ? Spikes Spikes Good Spike Bad Section

EN266

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-04-26
End Date
1995-05-08
Description
process zoology

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN266 - Standard processing with all variables up to now plus short-wave radiation except that the SW values should be divided by about 5. 18,198 records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN266 GLOBEC Good Good Noisy Noisy Good Spike Bad S Good Good

EN267I

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-05-22
End Date
1995-06-05
Description
process zoology

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN267 - Very dirty. Had 3 gaps, one 11 hours with a few smatterings of data. Processed with interpolating form of ENMET. 39,198 records, 783 interpolated records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN267 GLOBEC --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

EN267II

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-06-08
End Date
1995-06-19
Description
process

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN267 - Very dirty. Had 3 gaps, one 11 hours with a few smatterings of data. Processed with interpolating form of ENMET. 39,198 records, 783 interpolated records. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN267 GLOBEC --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

EN268

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Start Date
1995-06-26
End Date
1995-07-06
Description
process

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN268 - Data gap 20:47:17 to 24:00:00 on last day. Filled it with linearly interpolated data. There was a problem with short wave formatting in raw data. Values > 999.9 read ****. Replaced garbage with 999.9 except for a few not near the middle of the day which were replaced with previous value. A number of gaps in Edo depth. 8465 records, 284 interpolated. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN268 GLOBEC --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

EN269

Website
Platform
R/V Endeavor
Report
Start Date
1995-07-10
End Date
1995-07-13
Description
process mooring

Acquisition Description
The sea surface temperature as measured by the hull sensor is not shown since the sea surface temperature as measured via the engine inlet (field name is temp_ss1) is more accurate.

Processing Description
Concatenate daily 1 minute files into one file for whole cruise Edit file for obvious bad data, i.e., missing data, garbage characters, etc. Run program which reformats data. Output parameters: Year day, lat, long, Speed made good, course made good, gyro 1 & 2, Edo speed, Edo indicator, port wind speed, starboard ws, port wind azimuth, starboard waz, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface temp @5m & 1m depth, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth. Put plots of all parameters on screen and look for obvious single bad points. Edit in basic concatenated file. Except I have not edited depths. Iterate steps 2-4 until no more obvious bad points. Run second program which computes true wind speed and direction from speed and course made good, gyros, larger of port or starboard ws and accompanying wind azimuth. Outputs are year day, lat lon, speed and course made good, gyro, relative ws and direction, true ws and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation,5m and 1m sea surface temps, Edo depth, Chirp sonar depth, Edo speed, Edo indicator. Check plots of true wind speed and direction to make sure they look ok. Run vector averaging program which produces 60 minute series. The program uses 60 consecutive records and does not check for missing records. I have not carried depths since hourly averages do not seem useful nor Edo speeds since they seem pretty generally useless. Output parameters are: Year day, lat, long, true wind speed and direction, air temp, relative humidity, barometric pressure, short- and long-wave radiation, sea surface temp @ 5m & 1m. Edo depth error correction: replace bad value with previous value. EN269 - 12 hour gap in AT, RH, BP, LW on day 194. A few SW values of **** near mid day. Replaced them with 999.9. A number of gaps in Edo depth. 4946 records, 3 interpolated. Cruise Exp Spds Dirs AT RH BP SST EDOZ LWR SWR Comments EN269 GLOBEC --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- EN264-266 RH >100


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Project Information

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank (GB)


Coverage: Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Northwest Atlantic Ocean


The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Program is a large multi- disciplinary multi-year oceanographic effort. The proximate goal is to understand the population dynamics of key species on the Bank - Cod, Haddock, and two species of zooplankton (Calanus finmarchicus and Pseudocalanus) - in terms of their coupling to the physical environment and in terms of their predators and prey. The ultimate goal is to be able to predict changes in the distribution and abundance of these species as a result of changes in their physical and biotic environment as well as to anticipate how their populations might respond to climate change.

The effort is substantial, requiring broad-scale surveys of the entire Bank, and process studies which focus both on the links between the target species and their physical environment, and the determination of fundamental aspects of these species' life history (birth rates, growth rates, death rates, etc).

Equally important are the modelling efforts that are ongoing which seek to provide realistic predictions of the flow field and which utilize the life history information to produce an integrated view of the dynamics of the populations.

The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Executive Committee (EXCO) provides program leadership and effective communication with the funding agencies.



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Program Information

U.S. GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics (U.S. GLOBEC)


Coverage: Global


U.S. GLOBEC (GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics) is a research program organized by oceanographers and fisheries scientists to address the question of how global climate change may affect the abundance and production of animals in the sea.

The U.S. GLOBEC Program currently had major research efforts underway in the Georges Bank / Northwest Atlantic Region, and the Northeast Pacific (with components in the California Current and in the Coastal Gulf of Alaska). U.S. GLOBEC was a major contributor to International GLOBEC efforts in the Southern Ocean and Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP).



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Funding

Funding SourceAward
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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