Oceanographic Data from Winter and Spring Circulation and Sediment Transport Studies in the Hudson Shelf Valley collected in December-April (1999/2000) and April-June 2006

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: B.Butman
Originator: M.A. Martini
Originator: E.T. Montgomery
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Oceanographic Data from Winter and Spring Circulation and Sediment Transport Studies in the Hudson Shelf Valley collected in December-April (1999/2000) and April-June 2006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details: Applies to the data distribution site for an experiment.
Online_Linkage: http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hudson_svalley.html
Description:
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted field experiments to understand the transport of sediments and associated contaminants in the Hudson Shelf Valley, offshore of New York. The valley is a sink and potential conduit for the movement of sediments and associated contaminants across the shelf. A winter experiment (1999-2000) investigated the role of winter storms in transporting sediments in the valley. A spring experiment (2006) explored transport during the period of spring runoff from the Hudson River. The spring experiment was carried out in cooperation with the Lagrangian Transport and Tracer Experiment (LATTE). The original metadata had a link (marine.rutgers.edu/cool/latte/latte2006.htm) that is no longer valid. A substitute link was not found. For more information on the USGS field operations associated with data collection: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=99006 http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=00054 http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=06013 http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=06023
Purpose:
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).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991204
Ending_Date: 20060621
Currentness_Reference:
Ground condition of data collection; two deployments in the same region in different seasons, separated by 6 years.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.8511
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.2402
North_Bounding_Coordinate: +40.3908
South_Bounding_Coordinate: +39.9413
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:96af665a-88dc-404c-9abe-0dca84c61db4
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Oceanographic observations
Theme_Keyword: Current
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Salinity
Theme_Keyword: Light transmission
Theme_Keyword: Acoustic Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: Turbidity
Theme_Keyword: Beam attenuation
Theme_Keyword: Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
Theme_Keyword: Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensor (BASS)
Theme_Keyword: 1999-006-FA
Theme_Keyword: 2000-054-FA
Theme_Keyword: 2006-013-FA
Theme_Keyword: 2006-023-FA
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: netCDF
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: navigational data
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Hudson Canyon
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Hudson Shelf Valley
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Access_Constraints: none
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bradford Butman
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508 548-8700 x2212
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbutman@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Funding was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: E.T. Montgomery
Originator: M.A. Martini
Originator: F.L. Lightsom
Originator: Bradford Butman
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time Series Measurement Database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2007-1194
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20071194
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: B. Butman
Originator: P.S. Alexander
Originator: C.K. Harris
Originator: P.A. Traykovski
Originator: M.B. tenBrink
Originator: F.S.Lightsom
Originator: M.A. Martini
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Oceanographic Observations in the Hudson Shelf Valley, December 1999 - April 2000: Data Report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2002-017
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/of02-217/
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data are logically consistent
Completeness_Report:
Complete data records were recovered from all sensors on all platforms for both the winter and spring deployments. The data have been edited to remove outlying points per normal processing procedure and data recorded when the instruments were out of the water (before and after deployment).
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The deployment positions were obtained from the navigation systems of the R/V Oceanus (1999-2000) and R/V Samantha Miller (2006). The accuracy is to within 10m. The horizontal datum set on the navigation system is uknown.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Bottom-mounted sensors have instrument_height attributes (meters above bottom) were measured prior to deployment. The sensor height above bottom is accurate to within 1 cm, but the depth (representing the initial measurement depth) is only accurate to about 1 meter due to tidal fluctuations and use of nominal water depth. If the sensor acquires data in bins by depth (ADCP, PCADP, AQD), those depths are accurate to a few centimeters relative to each other. Sedimentation or scouring around the platform may change the vertical position over the course of a deployment by as much as 20 cm. In this experiment, the instruments listed at 1 meter depth are mounted on the bottom of the surface buoy hull. In storms, waves can cause changes in depth relative to the changing water surface, so are accurate to 0.5 meters. The design of these moorings maintains the depths of the other (deeper) instruments to an accuracy of +/-1 meter. There are no sensors on the moored instruments to verify the depth, so these depths should be considered nominal.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
FIELD PROGRAM: During the winter experiment in 1999-2000, six instrumented tripods (IDs 595, 597, 599, 601, 603 and 604) were deployed in and around the valley with upward looking ADCPs to capture the currents in the whole water column and Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensors (BASS) to quantify near-bottom water flow and sediment concentration. Adjacent moorings at the first 5 sites (IDs 594, 596, 598, 600, and 602) had Seabird Instruments at various depths, providing complementary data on water temperature, salinity, density and attenuation. During the spring experiment in 2006, one tripod (ID 816) was deployed at the same location 595 had occupied in winter 2000 with upward looking ADCPs to capture the currents in the whole water column and BASS to capture near-bottom flow and sediment concentration. A mooring and tripod (IDs 817, 818) were deployed further down the canyon to make the same suite of measurements described above. Each deployment was intended to obtain measurements to describe seasonal dynamics. Processing occurred in 2000 and 2006.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
DATA PROCESSING: Data processing was conducted using the proprietary software for each instrument, and (or) specialized software developed by the USGS. The proprietary software was often used to download data from the instruments and export the data to ASCII-files. Post-processing of the raw binary or ASCII files was accomplished using USGS software developed in the MATLAB (http://www.mathworks.com/) programming language. Data were first decoded and calibrated from instrument-specific formats and units to the EPIC-standard NetCDF format (http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/epic/) and scientific units. Data were carefully checked for instrument malfunctions and then edited. The beginning and end of each data series were truncated to remove data collected out of water. The data were carefully checked at each stage of processing. After final editing, the best basic version of the data file includes all variables recorded at the basic sampling interval with valid metadata. Best basic versions of all data files in NetCDF format are provided.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn Montgomery
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-457-8700 x2356
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emontgomery@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.32 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent.
Process_Date: 20160712
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.32 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). The links to the experiment page had to be fixed in the Identification_Information section and the Distribution_Information section. Fixed the online link to a cross-reference. In the case of the depth resolution, the value of 9999 was entered to indicate that the original metadata did not contain the required information. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent.
Process_Date: 20160712
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: USGS Thesaurus keywords added to the keyword section.
Process_Date: 20180720
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword.
Process_Date: 20200908
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Local surface
Depth_Resolution: 9999
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn Montgomery
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-457-8700 x2356
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emontgomery@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
Downloadable Data available from http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hudson_svalley.html.
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: None.
Technical_Prerequisites:
The user's computer must have software to read netCDF files or import OPeNDAP.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ellyn T. Montgomery
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 457-8700 x2356
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

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