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Temperature and Salinity from CTD Data on the JONSIS Section

This data set of CTD and/or STD profiles at stations on the Joint North Sea Information System (JONSIS) hydrographic section has been collected on cruises under many different projects and programmes undertaken by Marine Scotland since 1981. After initial quality assurance by the data originator, the individual CTD/STD profiles at stations on the section have been grouped together to form sections from Orkney eastwards, at specific time intervals. Where stations were skipped or sections incomplete, a fill value has been applied.

doi: 
10.7489/12060-1
Citation: 
Berx, B., Hindson, J., and Marine Scotland Science Oceanography Group. 2018. Temperature and salinity on the Joint North Sea Information System (JONSIS) Standard Hydrographic Section. doi: 10.7489/12060-1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2018-03-20
Release Date
2018-03-20
Identifier
1191c520-0d36-46f5-ad27-b95baf5477a3
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-2.1583933755755 59.079760639164, -2.1583933755755 59.348420749446, 0.33184122294188 59.348420749446, 0.33184122294188 59.079760639164))
Temporal Coverage
Thursday, January 1, 1981 - 00:00
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Data Dictionary

The temperature and conductivity (salinity) data have been screened by the data originator for spikes and other erroneous values and these have been removed.
The originator has also calibrated the conductivity/salinity sensor using salinity samples collected at sea. Salinity has been calculated using UNESCO 1983 algorithm.

Format: netcdf4

Global Attributes:
creation_date = '19-Feb-2018 14:02:12'
creator_name = 'Bee Berx, Marine Scotland Science'
creator_email = 'b.berx@marlab.ac.uk'
project_name = 'Offshore Monitoring Programme' summary = 'Temperature and Salinity on the Joint North Sea Information System (JONSIS) Standard Hydrographic Section'
acknowledgement = 'Please cite doi:10.7489/12060-1 '

Dimensions:
pressure = 141
station = 12
time = 75
txt = 20

Variables:
time
Size: 75x1
Dimensions: time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Average Time of Section'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'

pressure
Size: 141x1
Dimensions: pressure
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Pressure/Depth'
units = 'decibars'

stn_order
Size: 12x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Order on JON Section (from Orkney Isl.)'
units = 'none'

lat
Size: 12x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Latitude'
units = 'degrees_north'

lon
Size: 12x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'

bathy
Size: 12x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Water Depth/Bathymetry'
units = 'm (positive down)'

stn_ID_num
Size: 12x1
Dimensions: station
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Numeric ID on JON Section'
units = 'none'

stn_ID_name
Size: 12x20
Dimensions: station,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Station Name ID on JON Section'
units = 'none'

cruise_ID_name
Size: 75x20
Dimensions: time,txt
Datatype: char
Attributes: long_name = 'Cruise Identifier'
units = 'none'

ctd_time Size: 12x75
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Time'
units = 'days since 1-Jan-1950'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lon
Size: 12x75
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Longitude'
units = 'degrees_east'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_lat
Size: 12x75
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Latitude'
units = 'degrees_north'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_hydronum
Size: 12x75
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Hydrographic Station Number'
units = 'none'
_FillValue = NaN

ctd_sound
Size: 12x75
Dimensions: station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'CTD Cast Sounding'
units = 'm (positive down)'
_FillValue = NaN

temp
Size: 141x12x75
Dimensions: pressure,station,time
Datatype: double
Attributes: long_name = 'Temperature'
units = 'degrees Celsius'
_FillValue = NaN

sal
Size: 141x12x75

Contact Name
Marine Scotland Science
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public