MOOS Upper-Water-Column Science Experiment (MUSE)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: MBARI MUSE Data Team
Publication_Date: 20010901
Title: MOOS Upper-Water-Column Science Experiment (MUSE)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: section
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Moss Landing, CA, USA
Publisher: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Online_Linkage: www.mbari.org
Description:
Abstract:
A ship-towed, undulating vehicle equipped with CTD, bio-optical and chemical sensors was used for MUSE. The Sea Sciences Inc. Acrobat LTV-50 vehicle was equipped with a Falmouth Scientific Instruments Micro CTD 3", a SeaTech Light Scattering Sensor, and a WetLabs WetStar Fluorometer. These data were used to study 3-dimensional physical, chemical and biological structure in upwelling ecosystems and temporal variability driven by short term wind events.
Purpose: These data were collected for oceanographic research.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000819
Beginning_Time: 05365600Z
Ending_Date: 20000830
Ending_Time: 13403800Z
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: +37.2
South_Bounding_Coordinate: +36.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: towfish
Theme_Keyword: fluoresence
Theme_Keyword: temperature
Theme_Keyword: backscatter
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: density
Theme_Keyword: upwelling
Theme_Keyword: resuspension
Theme_Keyword: fronts
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: CA
Place_Keyword: North Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword: Northern Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Upper Water Column
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: August
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Access_Constraints:
Description and Ownership of Data. This CD-ROM and the data are provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for research and educational purposes only.
Use_Constraints:
License to Use. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use, copy, and modify the data for research and educational purposes only. You are permitted to disseminate the data to others for these purposes only. You are not permitted to make any commercial use of the data, to sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer the data or to remove any copyright notice, without prior written permission from MBARI. The data have not been designed as a navigational aid, and you are not permitted to use them for this purpose. In addition, you are not permitted to use MBARI's name or its initials (a registered trademark) or to suggest that MBARI endorses your project or product, without its express written consent.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Francisco Chavez
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Position: Science Principal Investigator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-775-1700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-775-1620
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdrom@mbari.org
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 M-F Pacific Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
The corresponding data file is called Towfish.txt. It is a compilation of all the data taken by the undulating towfish from August 19-30.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: N/A
Completeness_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Publication_Date: 20010901
Title: R/V New Horizon Towfish
Edition: 1.0
Online_Linkage: www.mbari.org
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000801
Ending_Date: 20000831
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: towfish
Source_Contribution: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data in each record are assumed to be actual for the time period of collection. The FSI CTD software collected data at a high frequency (3.03 Hz). A program was written to merge the GPS position data and average the high frequency data to 3.03 second periods (10 scans), hence the .Avg extension. The Towfish.txt file contains data from the undulating towfish. The following corrections have been performed on the data:

Salinity-correct = Salinity - 0.042; Offset detected in vertical profiles Fluorometer-correct = Fluorometer/4096; Converts A/D counts to volts Fluorometer-match = 18 * Fluorometer-correct; To match the FlS column in the UCTD file, which is close to a measure of chlorophyll in ug/l

A perl script (nh2odv.pl) produced a tab-demilited file and quality flags were assigned by the script where gross outliers are identified as bad. (A copy of this program is placed here for reference.) This file was created by separating the corrected Towfish data from the corrected UCTD data.

Process_Date: 20000831
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike McCann
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Address:
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Address: 7700 Sandholdt Rd.
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95039
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-775-1700

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VPF_Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: local surface
Depth_Resolution: 0.001
Depth_Distance_Units: Decibars
Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Towfish
Entity_Type_Definition: Towfish measurements
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition: Date (Universal Coordinated Time).
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
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Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 08/30/2000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: mm/dd/yyyy
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon (°E)
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
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Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees_east
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 38
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees_north
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Bot. Depth [m]
Attribute_Definition: Bottom depth of the ocean
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 4000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meter
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Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meter
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bad
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TEMPERATURE [°C]
Attribute_Definition: Temperature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 30
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees Celsius
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.001
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Attribute_Definition: Quality Flag. It follows each variable in the .txt file.
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bad
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SALINTY [PSS78]
Attribute_Definition: Salinity
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI (PSS-78)
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 34
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Practical Salinity Units
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NITRATE [µmol/kg]
Attribute_Definition:
Nitrate concentration (This is a place holder for when nitrate data becomes available)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
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Attribute_Label: Fluor [V*6]
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Contact_Person: Nancy Barr
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
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Postal_Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA
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