Table of Contents


Main

Hydrographic Data
CTD Data
Bottle Data

Vertical Distributions

Time-Distance Distributions

Composite Horizontal Distributions

References

Acknowledgements


Cruises

Institutes

Maps

Methods

 

 

 

 

THE 1997-98 EL NIŅO ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

Hydrographic Data

The hydrographic data is organized by section (see Table 2).  There are two different data files for each section: CTD and BOTTLE, with the exception of CalCOFI Lines 80 and 90 where there is only one file with all the data. The files are named as "LineXXX_yyyymm.csv".  The format for these data is comma delimited ASCII.

The CTD data file contains all the CTD data for all the stations of a particular transect from sea surface to 1000 m or to the bottom for the coastal stations. The fields are temperature, salinity, and density anomaly which was computed using the 1980 Equation of State (Fofonoff, 1985).  CTD file format

The BOTTLE data file contains the nutrient and chlorophyll data of the water samples collected at each station of a given transect. Nutrient samples were collected as follows: sea surface to 150 m at CalCOFI Line 120, COC Line, CR Line and NH Line; sea surface to 500 m for CalCOFI Lines 80 and 90; sea surface to 400 m for Line P; sea surface to 1000 m at CalCOFI Line 67 for five of the 10 cruises; sea surface to 200 m for the remainder of the data set. Chlorophyll samples were collected from sea surface to 100 or 200 m.  Bottle file format

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MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. Data are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement.