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Open-File Report 2007–1194

Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database


The oceanographic time-series data collection and associated documentation represents the work of many individuals over more than 30 years. Investigators who have contributed to the design of field experiments and to the acquisition, analysis, and release of the time-series data include Bradford Butman, Marlene Noble, David Cacchione, Michael Bothner, Richard Signell, Christopher Sherwood, John Warner, and Neil Ganju. The WHCMSC sediment transport instrumentation group (now called the coastal and estuarine dynamics operations group) has been led by Steve Suttles, Marinna Martini, and William Strahle, with assistance in instrument development, preparation, deployment, and recovery by Eric Marsjanik, Jonathan Borden, Charlie Deadmon, John Larson, Nick Lefteriou, Frank Musialowski, Rick Rendigs, and John West. The following personnel contributed extensively to software development, documentation and data processing: Frances Lightsom, Chuck Denham, Polly Hastings, Jessica Coté, P. Soupy Dalyander, Andree Ramsey, Charlene Sullivan, Kurt Rosenberger, Brandy Armstrong, Patrick Dickhudt, Steve Suttles, and Dan Nowacki. We gratefully acknowledge their outstanding commitment to obtaining and archiving the highest quality oceanographic measurements.

The collection, processing, and archive of the observations in the USGS Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection has benefited from extensive long-term collaboration in science, instrument development, data processing, software development, and field operations with numerous investigators at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
This work could not be done without going to sea, so we thank the captains and crews of the many vessels employed by the research programs for their outstanding logistical support. Superlative ship handling enables safe, efficient on-deck operations.

Dann Blackwood and Sandra Brosnahan took many of the photographs of instruments and field operations included in this report. Donna Newman, Gail Wynne, Andrea Babb, and Gregory Miller of the WHCMSC completed the HTML layout for this open-file report and made it compliant with USGS accessibility standards. Thanks also to our reviewers; Michael Bothner, Marlene Noble, and Dale Simmons (ver. 1.0), Kurt Rosenberger and P. Soupy Dalyander (ver. 2.0), and Kurt Rosenberger and David Thompson (ver. 3.0), all of the USGS, for their insightful comments. Olivia De Meo performed leading role in getting version 3.0 documents through final review and publication.

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Olivia De Meo performed leading role in getting version 3.0 documents through final review and publication.

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