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The Massachusetts Bay Internal Wave Experiment, August 1998: Data Report

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Time-series data Hydrographic data

Time-series data

Data for each instrument at the basic sampling interval are included on this DVD-ROM in netCDF format. Some data have also been hourly averaged; files containing hourly averaged data are indicated with '-a1h' in the file name. The data are in EPIC netCDF format defined by the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). NetCDF is a general, self-documenting, machine-transportable data format created and supported by UCAR (http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf/). EPIC (http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/epic/) is a set of standards which allow researchers from different organizations to share oceanographic data without having to translate "foreign" data types into the local vernacular. See http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/staffpages/cdenham/public_html/ for tools to read these data files into MatLab software.

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Site A Site D (MB-LTB)
Site B MB-LTA
Site C  

Site A

Surface Mooring (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5391SC 5391ts-a.nc
5391ts-a1h.nc
10 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5392SC 5392ts-a.nc
5392ts-a1h.nc
20 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5393SC 5393ts-a.nc
5393ts-a1h.nc
30 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5394SC 5394ts-a.nc
5394ts-a1h.nc
40 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5395SC 5395ts-a.nc
5395ts-a1h.nc
50 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta

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Site B

Surface Mooring (WHOI)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
tpod4494 tpod4494-a.nc Surface temperature
tpod4491 tpod4491-a.nc 10 mbs temperature
tpod4483 tpod4483-a.nc 20 mbs temperature
tpod3662 tpod3662-a.nc 30 mbs temperature

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Horizontal Mooring (WHOI)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
sbe0035 sbe0035-a.nc 20 mbs temperature
sbe0052 sbe0052-a.nc 25 mbs temperature
sbe0045 sbe0045-a.nc 30 mbs temperature
sbe0048 sbe0048-a.nc 35 mbs temperature
sbe0044 sbe0044-a.nc 40 mbs temperature
tpod8093 tpod8093-a.nc 45 mbs temperature, pressure
fsi1467* fsi1467.epic 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
fsi1467*
(rotated)
fsi1467-a.nc 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
sbe0040 sbe0040-a.nc 20 mbs temperature
sbe0007 sbe0007-a.nc 25 mbs temperature
sbe0054 sbe0054-a.nc 30 mbs temperature
sbe0046 sbe0046-a.nc 35 mbs temperature
sbe0050 sbe0050-a.nc 40 mbs temperature
tpod8094 tpod8094-a.nc 45 mbs temperature, pressure
fsi1468* fsi1468.epic 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
fsi1468*
(rotated)
fsi1468-a.nc 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
mcat0683 mcat0683-a.nc 20 mbs temperature, salinity
mcat0686 mcat0686-a.nc 30 mbs temperature, salinity
mcat0685 mcat0685-a.nc 35 mbs temperature, salinity
mcat0684 mcat0684-a.nc 45 mbs temperature, salinity, pressure
sbe0049 sbe0049-a.nc 20 mbs temperature
sbe0051 sbe0051-a.nc 25 mbs temperature
sbe0039 sbe0039-a.nc 35 mbs temperature
sbe0101 sbe0101-a.nc 40 mbs temperature
tpod8091 tpod8091-a.nc 45 mbs temperature, pressure
fsi1469* fsi1469.epic 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
fsi1469*
(rotated)
fsi1469-a.nc 20 mbs current, temperature, pressure
sbe0041 sbe0041-a.nc 20 mbs temperature
sbe0038 sbe0038-a.nc 25 mbs temperature
sbe0047 sbe0047-a.nc 30 mbs temperature
sbe0103 sbe0103-a.nc 35 mbs temperature
tpod8090 tpod8090n-a.nc 45 mbs temperature, pressure
mcat0670 mcat0670-a.nc 20 mbs temperature, pressure

*To correct apparent compass errors in the FSI current meters, the data were rotated so that the orientation of the principle axis matched the principle axis orientation computed from the ADCP data at 20 m during non-internal wave periods. FSI 1467, 1468 and 1469 were rotated -37, -8 and 35 degrees, respectively. Both original (fsi1467.epic, fsi1468.epic, and fsi1469.epic) and rotated versions (fsi1467-a.nc, fsi1468-a.nc, and fsi1469-a.nc) are included.


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Subsurface Mooring (WHOI/USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
VMCM0014 vmcm0014-a.nc 50 mbs current, temperature
wadar62 wadar62-a.nc 50 mbs temperature
5383SC 5383att-a.cdf
5383att-a1h.cdf
66 mbs beam attenuation
  5383sc-a.cdf
5383sc-a1h.cdf
66 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
VMCM0009 vmcm0009-a.nc 75 mbs current, temperature
fsi1428 fsi1428-a.nc 80 mbs current, temperature
tide0046 tide0046s-a.nc 85 mbs pressure, temperature

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Bottom Tripod (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5372WH 5372adc-a.nc
5372adc-a1h.nc
1-76 m current, uncorrected for errors associated with internal waves (see ADCP correction)
5372WH
BEAM
5372wh_beam.nc 1-76 m current
(beam coordinates)
5371MIDAS 5371tcp-a.nc
5371tcp-a1h.nc
83 mbs temperature, salinity, beam attenuation, pressure
  5371v-a_d1.nc
5371v-a1h_d1.nc
84 mbs current
  5371v-a_d2.nc
5371v-a1h_d2.nc
84.6 mbs current
  5371var-a_d1.nc
5371var-a1h_d1.nc
84 mbs current, pressure, current variance
  5371var-a_d2.nc
5371var-a1h_d2.nc
84.6 mbs current, pressure, current variance

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Site C

Surface Mooring (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5331MC 5331mc-a.cdf
5331mc-a1h.cdf
10 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta

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Subsurface Mooring (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5341MC 5341mc-a.cdf
5341mc-a1h.cdf
21 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5342MC 5342mc-a.cdf
5342mc-a1h.cdf
31 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
5343SC 5343sc-a.cdf
5343sc-a1h.cdf
40 mbs salinity, temperature, sigma theta
  5343att-a.cdf
5343att-a1h.cdf
40 mbs beam attenuation
5344VM 5344-a.cdf
5344-a1h.cdf
45 mbs current

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Bottom Tripod (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5352WH 5352adc-a.nc
5352adc-a1h.nc
1-45 m current, uncorrected for errors associated with internal waves (see ADCP correction)
5352WH
BEAM
5352wh_beam.nc 1-45 m current
(beam coordinates)
5351MIDAS 5351tcp-a.nc
5351tcp-a1h.nc
49 mbs temperature, salinity, beam attenuation, pressure
  5351psd-a.nc
5351psd-a1h.nc
49 mbs pressure, psdev

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Site D (MB-LTB)

Tripod (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5322WH 5322adc-a.nc
5322adc-a1h.nc
1-16 m current
5321SC 5321sc-a_d1.nc
5321sc-a1h_d1.nc
21 mbs temperature, salinity

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MB-LTA

Subsurface Mooring (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5291MC 5291mc-a_d1.nc
5291mc-a1h_d1.nc
5 mbs temperature, salinity
5293SC 5293sc-a_d1.nc
5293sc-a1h_d1.nc
21 mbs temperature, salinity
  5293att-a_d1.nc
5293att-a1h_d1.nc
21 mbs beam attenuation
5294 5294-a_d1.nc
5294-a1h_d1.nc
21 mbs current

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Bottom Tripod (USGS)
Mooring File(s) Depth Variables
5301 5301Av-a_d1.nc
5301Av-a1h_d1.nc
30 mbs current
  5301Atcp-a.nc
5301Atcp-a1h.nc
30 mbs temperature, salinity, pressure, beam attenuation
  5301Avar-a_d1.nc
5301Avar-a1h_d1.nc
30 mbs psdev
5302ADC 5302adc-a.nc
5302adc-a1h.nc
1-22 m current

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Hydrographic Data

Three hydrographic cruises were conducted during the moored array experiment to map the temperature, salinity, and suspended-sediment fields across Massachusetts Bay. Sections of temperature and salinity were made along a transect through the MBIWE moorings on August 6 and August 20, 1998 on the FV Christopher Andrew, and sections of temperature, salinity and light transmission were made between August 31 and September 2, 1998, during mooring recovery, on the RV Argo Maine. Each cast was taken at one of fourteen stations that formed a transect across Massachusetts Bay; the target locations of these stations are included in an excel file. An ASCII header file (.hdr) containing all processing information, an ASCII file of the data averaged in 1 m bins (.asc), and the original data files (.dat) are included for each station. The zip file contains the configuration files used to process the hydrographic data using SeaBird SeaSoft software.

Argo Maine

Program configuration files: amaine.zip

Cast Header ASCII Raw Data
01 amaine01.hdr amaine01.asc amaine01.dat
02 amaine02.hdr amaine02.asc amaine02.dat
03 amaine03.hdr amaine03.asc amaine03.dat
04 amaine04.hdr amaine04.asc amaine04.dat
05 amaine05.hdr amaine05.asc amaine05.dat
06 amaine06.hdr amaine06.asc amaine06.dat
07 amaine07.hdr amaine07.asc amaine07.dat
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57 amaine57.hdr amaine57.asc amaine57.dat
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62 amaine62.hdr amaine62.asc amaine62.dat
63 amaine63.hdr amaine63.asc amaine63.dat
64 amaine64.hdr amaine64.asc amaine64.dat
65 amaine65.hdr amaine65.asc amaine65.dat
66 amaine66.hdr amaine66.asc amaine66.dat
67 amaine67.hdr amaine67.asc amaine67.dat

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Christopher Andrew (1)

Program configuration files: ca01.zip

Cast Header ASCII Raw Data
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Christopher Andrew (2)

Program configuration files: ca02.zip

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