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:
These data were collected with a ship-towed, undulating vehicle equipped with CTD, bio-optical and chemical sensors. 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. The towed vehicle data was 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 purpose.
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:
Bounding_Coordinates:
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: Fluorescence
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: September
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:
Filenaming Convention: mmddyy.avg, mm = 2-digit month, dd = 2-digit day, yy = 2-digit year, .avg = averaged high frequency data

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: 20001001
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: 20000821
Ending_Date: 20000830
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NH_towfish
Source_Contribution: MBARI
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This is original data captured from the instrument. The FSI CTD software collected data at a high frequency(3.03 Hz). A program was written to merge GPS position data and average the high frequency data to 3.03 second periods (10 scans), hence the .avg. These files are considered original data because no despiking or outlier detection has been done on these data.
Process_Date: 20010101
Process_Time: 000000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Francisco Chavez
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93950-9644
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-775-1700

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
VPF_Terms_Description:
VPF_Topology_Level: 0
VPF_Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
VPF_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Text

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: local surface
Depth_Resolution: 0.01
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
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: SCANS
Attribute_Definition:
Scan number. The scan frequency is indicated in the file header. The data in the records are 10 scan averages. 1st column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 999999
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COND
Attribute_Definition: Conductivity. 2nd column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Siemens/meter
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TEMP
Attribute_Definition: Temperature. 3rd column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 30
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: celsius
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PRES
Attribute_Definition: Pressure. 4th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 120
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decibars
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIME
Attribute_Definition: Day of the year. 5th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 232
Range_Domain_Maximum: 244
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: day of the year
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SALT
Attribute_Definition:
Salinity uncorrected for sensor time lag. 6th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: practical salinity scale (PSS-78)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 32
Range_Domain_Maximum: 37
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Practical Salinity Unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DC6
Attribute_Definition: Fluorometer channel a/d counts. 7th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4096
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: volt
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DC7
Attribute_Definition:
Optical backscatter channel a/d counts. 8th column of data
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4096
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAL*
Attribute_Definition:
Salinity, corrected by FSI software for sensor lag. 9th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: practical salinity scale (PSS-78)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 32
Range_Domain_Maximum: 37
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Practical Salinity Unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEN*
Attribute_Definition: Density, calculated using SAL*. 10th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 23
Range_Domain_Maximum: 27
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: sigmaT (kilogram/meter^3 - 1000)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH*
Attribute_Definition:
Depth below the surface, calculated using equation of state and DEN*. 11th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 120
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meter
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition: Date (Universal Coordinated Time). 12th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 08-19-2000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 08-30-2000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: month-day-year
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GoodTIME
Attribute_Definition: Time (Universal Coordinated Time). 13th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00:00:00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23:59:59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: hour:minute:second
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitide. 14th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 36
Range_Domain_Maximum: 38
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees_north
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude. 15th column of data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MBARI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -123
Range_Domain_Maximum: -121
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees_east

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Nancy Barr
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Position: Publications Coordinator
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
Distribution_Liability:
Liability and Indemnification. In no event shall MBARI be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of the data, including, but not limited to, the loss or corruption of your data or damages of any kind resulting from use of the data as a navigational aid, any other prohibited use or your inability to use the data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MBARI and its officers, directors, and employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Date: 20010901
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: ISO 9600
Fees: NONE
Ordering_Instructions: email cdrom@mbari.org

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010601
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike McCann
Contact_Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Position: Data Management
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95039
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-775-1700
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Universal time

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