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Metadata Report for BODC Series Reference Number 1722572


Metadata Summary

Data Description

Data Category Currents -subsurface Eulerian
Instrument Type
NameCategories
Teledyne RDI 300kHz Workhorse Monitor direct-reading ADCP  current profilers
Instrument Mounting lowered unmanned submersible
Originating Country United Kingdom
Originator Dr Penny Holliday
Originating Organization National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Processing Status QC in progress
Online delivery of data Download not available
Project(s) -
 

Data Identifiers

Originator's Identifier LADCP_072
BODC Series Reference 1722572
 

Time Co-ordinates(UT)

Start Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 2015-06-14 17:52
End Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) -
Nominal Cycle Interval 5.0 decibars
 

Spatial Co-ordinates

Latitude 56.80780 N ( 56° 48.5' N )
Longitude 8.16696 W ( 8° 10.0' W )
Positional Uncertainty 0.0 to 0.01 n.miles
Minimum Sensor or Sampling Depth 5.0 m
Maximum Sensor or Sampling Depth 115.0 m
Minimum Sensor or Sampling Height 15.0 m
Maximum Sensor or Sampling Height 125.0 m
Sea Floor Depth 130.0 m
Sea Floor Depth Source CTDDATA
Sensor or Sampling Distribution Variable common depth - All sensors are grouped effectively at the same depth, but this depth varies significantly during the series
Sensor or Sampling Depth Datum Approximate - Depth is only approximate
Sea Floor Depth Datum Approximate - Depth is only approximate
 

Parameters

No Parameters for BODC Reference Number = 1722572

Definition of Rank

  • Rank 1 is a one-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 2 is a two-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 0 is a one-dimensional parameter describing the second dimension of a two-dimensional parameter (e.g. bin depths for moored ADCP data)

Problem Reports

No Problem Report Found in the Database

Data Quality Report

All casts were processed, although it was noted that casts shallower than 100-200 m often seemed to have problems, usually characterised as giving a profile that was significantly deeper than the true water depth. It is assumed this was due to confusing reflections at the seabed, and recommend that those profiles not be used (Casts 35, 37, 46, 47, 68-75, 79-81, 83). For more information see the cruise report page 35.


Data Access Policy

Open Data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: "Contains data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council."


Narrative Documents

Instrument Description

The LADCP data were collected using the instrumentation detailed below:

Sensor Model Serial Number Calibration (UT) Comments
LADCP Teledyne RDI high-power Workhorse 300kHz 15288 - LDEO unit, downward looking

One Teledyne RDI Workhorse 300kHz ADCP was mounted on the Sea-Bird 9 11 plus CTD frame pointing downward (downlooker).

Teledyne RDI's Workhorse Monitor ADCP

The Workhorse Monitor acoustic doppler current profler (Teledyne RD Instruments) is a long-range and long-term self contained ADCP. It has a patented four beam signal (300, 600 or 1200 kHz) and a standard depth rating of 200m or 600m. It operates effectively between temperatures of -5°C and 45°C and has a velocity accuracy of ±1% ±5mm/s.

BODC Processing

LDEO processed data were provided by the originator in Matlab and ASCII formats. The LDEO processed data in ASCII format were converted into BODC internal format after discussion with the originator. All data provided were from the downward looking RDI 300 kHz Workhorse ADCP which was in operation at the time. The following table shows how the variables within the ASCII files were mapped to appropriate BODC parameter codes:

Originator's Parameter Name Units Description BODC Parameter Code Units Comments
z m Depth of LADCP bin ADEPZZ01 m -
u m s-1 Eastward velocity LCEWLW01 cm s-1 Units converted from m s-1 to cm s-1 by multiplying by 100.
v m s-1 Northward velocity LCNSLW01 cm s-1 Units converted from m s-1 to cm s-1 by multiplying by 100.
ev m s-1 Uncertainty estimates of LADCP velocity profile ERRVLDCP cm s-1 Units converted from m s-1 to cm s-1 by multiplying by 100.

All reformatted data were visualised using the in-house Edserplo software. Suspect and missing data were marked by adding an appropriate quality control flag.

Note that the more complex LDEO processed data are available on request in Matlab format as well as the unprocessed raw LADCP files.

Originator's Data Processing

Sampling Strategy

A total of 84 LADCP profiles were collected at all CTD stations in order to derive full-depth profiles of ocean velocity, as well as profiles of finestructure vertical shear.

Data processing

Preliminary shipboard processing of the LADCP data was carried out with the LDEO IX LADCP processing software using averaged one Hz ascii CTD data in order to correct the LADCP data for depth and sound speed.

Please refer to Thurnherr (2014) and cruise report for a more detailed processing methodology. However, please be aware that this processing guide is for software versions IX.7 to IX.10 only, and changes have been made between versions which have the potential for significantly changing the solutions.

References

Thurnherr, A. M., 2014. How To Process LADCP Data With the LDEO Software, Versions IX.7 - IX.10.


Project Information


No Project Information held for the Series

Data Activity or Cruise Information

Cruise

Cruise Name DY031
Departure Date 2015-05-29
Arrival Date 2015-06-17
Principal Scientist(s)N Penny Holliday (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Ship RRS Discovery

Complete Cruise Metadata Report is available here


Fixed Station Information

Fixed Station Information

Station NameEllett Line/Extended Ellett Line Station 14G
CategoryOffshore location
Latitude56° 48.48' N
Longitude8° 10.02' W
Water depth below MSL115.0 m

Ellett Line/Extended Ellett Line: Station 14G

Station 14G is one of the fixed CTD stations, which together form The Extended Ellett Line. The line lies between Iceland and the Sound of Mull (Scotland) crossing the Iceland Basin and Rockall Trough via the outcrop of Rockall. As part of this initiative, CTD dips, together with associated discrete sampling of the water column, have typically been carried out annually at this station since September 1996.

Prior to September 1996, Station 14G was part of a shorter repeated survey section, consisting of 35 fixed stations, known as The Ellett Line (originally termed the Anton Dohrn Seamount Section). This line incorporated those stations across the Rockall Trough and Scottish shelf between Rockall and the Sound of Mull and was visited at regular intervals (usually at least once a year) between 1975 and January 1996.

Related Fixed Station activities are detailed in Appendix 1


BODC Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
Blank Unqualified
< Below detection limit
> In excess of quoted value
A Taxonomic flag for affinis (aff.)
B Beginning of CTD Down/Up Cast
C Taxonomic flag for confer (cf.)
D Thermometric depth
E End of CTD Down/Up Cast
G Non-taxonomic biological characteristic uncertainty
H Extrapolated value
I Taxonomic flag for single species (sp.)
K Improbable value - unknown quality control source
L Improbable value - originator's quality control
M Improbable value - BODC quality control
N Null value
O Improbable value - user quality control
P Trace/calm
Q Indeterminate
R Replacement value
S Estimated value
T Interpolated value
U Uncalibrated
W Control value
X Excessive difference

SeaDataNet Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
0 no quality control
1 good value
2 probably good value
3 probably bad value
4 bad value
5 changed value
6 value below detection
7 value in excess
8 interpolated value
9 missing value
A value phenomenon uncertain
Q value below limit of quantification

Appendix 1: Ellett Line/Extended Ellett Line Station 14G

Related series for this Fixed Station are presented in the table below. Further information can be found by following the appropriate links.

If you are interested in these series, please be aware we offer a multiple file download service. Should your credentials be insufficient for automatic download, the service also offers a referral to our Enquiries Officer who may be able to negotiate access.

Series IdentifierData CategoryStart date/timeStart positionCruise
192307CTD or STD cast1981-07-13 03:50:0056.8116 N, 8.1633 WRRS Challenger CH10/81
96842CTD or STD cast1983-08-16 04:02:0056.8266 N, 8.175 WRRS Challenger CH11/83
261150CTD or STD cast1985-08-19 22:18:0056.8133 N, 8.1666 WRRS Challenger CH8/85
316773CTD or STD cast1989-11-25 19:23:0056.8083 N, 8.1683 WRRS Charles Darwin CD44
385964CTD or STD cast1993-05-20 06:00:0056.8117 N, 8.1683 WRRS Challenger CH103
388046CTD or STD cast1993-09-10 19:58:0056.8125 N, 8.1697 WRRS Challenger CH105
776719CTD or STD cast2006-10-26 14:45:5356.81383 N, 8.16567 WRRS Discovery D312
847556CTD or STD cast2007-08-30 20:52:2356.80724 N, 8.16731 WRRS Discovery D321B
880977CTD or STD cast2008-05-23 14:17:0056.80617 N, 8.1645 WFRV Scotia 0508S
1616995Water sample data2008-05-23 14:17:0056.80617 N, 8.1645 WFRV Scotia 0508S
954683CTD or STD cast2009-06-24 14:29:2656.80829 N, 8.16569 WRRS Discovery D340A
1052861CTD or STD cast2010-05-21 02:51:0456.8175 N, 8.16933 WRRS Discovery D351
1930064Currents -subsurface Eulerian2010-05-21 02:52:1056.8173 N, 8.1691 WRRS Discovery D351
1896904Water sample data2010-05-21 03:03:0056.8177 N, 8.16912 WRRS Discovery D351
1203359CTD or STD cast2012-08-03 02:55:0056.80818 N, 8.16619 WRRS Discovery D379
1220720CTD or STD cast2013-05-24 13:40:0056.8087 N, 8.1652 WRRS James Cook JC086
1371303CTD or STD cast2014-07-16 16:21:3656.808 N, 8.1669 WRRS James Clark Ross JR20140531 (JR302)
1723483CTD or STD cast2015-06-14 17:51:3456.8078 N, 8.167 WRRS Discovery DY031
1879396Water sample data2015-06-14 18:02:0056.8078 N, 8.16697 WRRS Discovery DY031
1764741CTD or STD cast2016-06-19 09:49:4556.8086 N, 8.1667 WRRS Discovery DY052
1765873Currents -subsurface Eulerian2016-06-19 09:50:5156.80859 N, 8.16674 WRRS Discovery DY052
1875057Water sample data2016-06-19 09:59:0056.80859 N, 8.16674 WRRS Discovery DY052