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Open-File Report 2007–1194

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

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ellyn T. Montgomery
Originator: Marinna A. Martini
Originator: Francis L. Lightsom
Originator: Bradford Butman
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: point measurements- oceanographic time-series data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2007-1194
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1194/>
Description:
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Oceanographic Time-Series Measurements Database contains oceanographic observations made as part of studies designed to increase understanding of sediment transport processes and associated ocean dynamics. This report describes the instrumentation and platforms used to make the measurements; the methods used to process and apply quality-control criteria and archive the data; and the data storage format. The report also includes instructions on how to access the data from the online database at <http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/>.
Purpose:
Many types of physical oceanographic measurements have been collected by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program over 30 years. This report describes each instrument used to collect the data and the processing used for each type of data. The process for accessing the on-line data and the software required for analysis and display are also described. The data available may be useful for a variety of investigations that require physical oceanographic observations of ocean currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19750808
Ending_Date: 20060208
Currentness_Reference:
Documentation reflects conditions at the time published. Measurements reflect conditions at the time observed.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
Additional documentation may be added in future to describe new sensors or processing techniques.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.00
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHSC
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: sediment transport
Theme_Keyword: coastal oceanography
Theme_Keyword: near bottom observations
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: oceans and coastal
Theme_Keyword: oceans and estuaries
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: North Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Continental Shelf
Place_Keyword: New England Coast
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic Coast
Place_Keyword: Georges Bank
Place_Keyword: California Coast
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn T. Montgomery
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey > Coastal and Marine Geology Program > Woods Hole Science Center
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emontgomery@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: html

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This report describes all the data acquisition, Quality Assurance and Quality Control processing steps that are employed to publish oceanographic data.
Completeness_Report:
The report describing the methods of data acquisition and processing is complete.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data processing procedures are specific to the instrument used and are described in this report. All data is processed within a month of platform recovery, with the version of the software available at the time of processing.
Process_Date: 20060208

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn T. Montgomery
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey > Coastal and Marine Geology Program > Woods Hole Science Center
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emontgomery@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Webpages containing Text Documentation
Distribution_Liability:
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Technical_Prerequisites: This document may be viewed using any web browser.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090117
Metadata_Review_Date: 2009
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn T. Montgomery
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey > Coastal and Marine Geology Program > Woods Hole Science Center
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emontgomery@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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