Funding was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
To distribute the oceanographic measurements collected by instruments deployed during this experiment. This information on the physics of flow in submarine canyons will help improve models of circulation and sediment transport and to describe seasonal dynamics. Data collected includes: pressure, current velocity, wave properties, turbidity, water temperature salinity and pressure. The locations, deployment depths, sensor type and parameters measured during the deployment are presented in the tables displayed by the Basic Sampling Interval links for the two seasons on the data server (http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hudson_svalley.html).
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:Public domain data are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset. Biological fouling may degrade the transmission measurements after several months of deployment. Organisms grow on the lenses and gradually block light transmission, which results in a gradual upward drift of the beam attenuation coefficient. The attenuation data nor the optical backscatter data have not been corrected for biological fouling and should be interpreted with care.
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.
The user's computer must have software to read netCDF files or import OPeNDAP.