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Accession: PHY-GCEM-0304b1 Research Theme: Physical Oceanography (Monitoring)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, KiRyong Kang
Title: December 2002 bin-averaged CTD profiles for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Intracoastal Waterway transect
Abstract: Three hydrographic surveys were performed from December 10 to December 11, 2002, along the Intracoastal Waterway between the Altamaha River south of Wolf Island and Sapelo Sound (Intracoastal Waterway Transect, GCE-IC). Vertical CTD profiles were collected at various intervals from -15km to 29km along the transect during various tidal regimes. Conductivity, temperature, pressure and optical backscatter were measured, and depth, salinity and sigma-t were calculated for each profile. Data values collected on the upcast were deleted, and the remaining data were averaged within 0.5m depth bins and interpolated to produce a smooth profile for contouring. This data set was collected as part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER quarterly hydrographic monitoring program.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/4ea81d4e87e25804e2746d7257917181
Key Words: conductivity, Cruise CTD Profiling, density, depth, estuaries, hydrography, pressure, salinity, temperature, water column
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Matter
Research Themes: GCE2 Q2 - Domain Patterns, GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain, Physical Oceanography, Hydrography/Hydrology
Study Period: 10-Dec-2002 to 11-Dec-2002
Study Sites:
GCE-IC -- Intracoastal Waterway, Georgia, USA
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Data References: PHY-GCEM-0304b2 (Original data set prior to bin-averaging, interpolation)
Project References: Salinity variations across the GCE domain
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Data Table: PHY-GCEM-0304b1 (Main data table for data set PHY-GCEM-0304b1, 193 records)

Access: Public (released 17-Apr-2004)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [31.24kb],  Text File [28.55kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [258.72kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [233.50kb],  Text Report [69.07kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Cruise none string GCE-LTER research cruise identifier (LTER[MM][YY])
2 Year YYYY integer Calendar year
3 Month MM integer Calendar month
4 Day DD integer Calendar day
5 Hour hours floating-point Fractional hours GMT
6 Longitude degrees floating-point Geographic longitude
7 Latitude degrees floating-point Geographic latitude
8 Depth_Total m floating-point Water column depth measured by shipboard SONAR
9 RealTime none integer Real-time profile data flag (low frequency data collection rate)
10 Filename none string CTD cast filename
11 CTD none integer ID number of CTD instrument used for the cast
12 Transect none string GCE cruise transect
13 Station none string GCE-LTER sampling station
14 SurveyName none string Cruise survey title
15 Survey none integer Nominal survey
16 Cast none integer CTD cast number
17 Depth m floating-point Water depth at pressure sensor
18 Temperature °C floating-point Water temperature
19 Conductivity S/m floating-point Conductivity
20 Salinity PSU floating-point Salinity
21 Density kg/m^3 floating-point Water density
22 Sigma_t kg/m^3 floating-point Sigma-t (i.e. (Water Density-1)*1000)
23 OBS unspecified floating-point Optical back-scatter
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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2003. December 2002 bin-averaged CTD profiles for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Intracoastal Waterway transect. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4ea81d4e87e25804e2746d7257917181

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.