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Metadata Report for BODC Series Reference Number 582262


Metadata Summary

Data Description

Data Category Bathymetry
Instrument Type Single-beam echosounder
Instrument Mounting research vessel
Originating Country United Kingdom
Originator -
Originating Organization Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory (now National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Processing Status banked
Online delivery of data Download available - Ocean Data View (ODV) format
Project(s) WOCE
 

Data Identifiers

Originator's Identifier JCR1/1995
BODC Series Reference 582262
 

Time Co-ordinates(UT)

Start Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 1995-03-20 12:08
End Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 1995-05-06 11:07
Nominal Cycle Interval -
 

Spatial Co-ordinates

Southernmost Latitude 72.49630 S ( 72° 29.8' S )
Northernmost Latitude 22.99690 S ( 22° 59.8' S )
Westernmost Longitude 69.00260 W ( 69° 0.2' W )
Easternmost Longitude 16.50690 W ( 16° 30.4' W )
Positional Uncertainty Unspecified
Minimum Sensor or Sampling Depth -
Maximum Sensor or Sampling Depth -
Minimum Sensor or Sampling Height -
Maximum Sensor or Sampling Height -
Sea Floor Depth -
Sea Floor Depth Source -
Sensor or Sampling Distribution -
Sensor or Sampling Depth Datum -
Sea Floor Depth Datum -
 

Parameters

BODC CODERankUnitsTitle
AADYAA011DaysDate (time from 00:00 01/01/1760 to 00:00 UT on day)
AAFDZZ011DaysTime (time between 00:00 UT and timestamp)
ALATZZ011DegreesLatitude north
ALONZZ011DegreesLongitude east
MBANCT011MetresSea-floor depth (below instantaneous sea level) {bathymetric depth} in the water body by echo sounder and correction using Carter's tables

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 Access Policy

Public domain data

These data have no specific confidentiality restrictions for users. However, users must acknowledge data sources as it is not ethical to publish data without proper attribution. Any publication or other output resulting from usage of the data should include an acknowledgment.

The recommended acknowledgment is

"This study uses data from the data source/organisation/programme, provided by the British Oceanographic Data Centre and funded by the funding body."


Narrative Documents

Bathymetric Survey: WOCE A23/1995 USNGDC No: 19720010

Bathymetric Survey
Reference
A23/1995
USNGDC No 19720010
WOCE Expocode 74JC10_1
WOCE Section A23
Source Institution Southhampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Survey Platform RRS James Clark Ross
Chief Scientists K Heywood (UEA) and B King (SOC)
Date of Departure 20 Mar 1995
Port of Departure Port Stanley
Date of Arrival 06 May 1995
Port of Arrival Rio de Janeiro
Start of Survey 1995 03 20 1208 hours
Start Position 51° 41.39'S, 057° 49.39'W
End of Survey 1995 05 06 1107 hours
End Position 22° 59.81'S, 043° 07.88'W
Navigation Instrumentation Satellite
Bathymetry Instrumentation Simrad EA500

WOCE Bathymetry Screening carried out by BODC

BODC have screened the series header information and the parameter values in the data cycles. Header information has been inspected for irregularities and inconsistencies between related information.

Positions have been checked using a visual inspection on a world map and by calculating platform speed. Time channels have been checked and corrected where appropriate. Duplicate data cycles have been removed.

Data cycles have been visually inspected and compared to ETOPO5 for guidance: Discovery cruises have bathymetry flagged where depth > 1000+ETOPO5. No data values have been altered, values suspected to be dubious have been marked as suspect. Caution documents have been written where appropiate.


Project Information

World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) was a major international experiment which made measurements and undertook modelling studies of the deep oceans in order to provide a much improved understanding of the role of ocean circulation in changing and ameliorating the Earth's climate.

WOCE had two major goals:

  • Goal 1. To develop models to predict climate and to collect the data necessary to test them.

  • Goal 2. To determine the representativeness of the Goal 1 observations and to deduce cost effective means of determining long-term changes in ocean circulation.


Data Activity or Cruise Information

Cruise

Cruise Name JR19950320 (JR10)
Departure Date 1995-03-20
Arrival Date 1995-05-06
Principal Scientist(s)Brian A King (James Rennell Centre for Ocean Circulation), Karen J Heywood (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences)
Ship RRS James Clark Ross

Complete Cruise Metadata Report is available here


Fixed Station Information


No Fixed Station Information held for the Series


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