AOML
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Western Boundary Time Series

Florida Current Transport Time Series and Cruises

Data Reports

In addition to the daily Florida Current volume transport estimates made using the voltage measurements on the telephone cable, this project collects several other types of data for calibration and/or augmentation purposes. Specifically, the project collects:

- Daily Florida Current volume transport estimates from the cable voltages

- Vertical-mean horizontal velocity measurements using dropsonde floats

- Full-depth temperature profile measurements using expendable bathythermograph (XBT) probes

- Full-depth horizontal velocity measurements using lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers (LADCP)

- Full-depth temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen profile measurements using a conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) package

- Upper-ocean continuous horizontal velocity measurements using a shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler (SADCP)

Aside from the cable-voltage observations, these data sets are either collected on one-day cruises with small vessels (dropsonde, XBT), or on two-day cruises on the R/V F.G. Walton Smith (CTD, LADCP, SADCP). The small-vessel cruises generally occur up to ten times per year, while the R/V F.G. Walton Smith cruises usually occur four to six times per year.

All of these data are available either via this web page or by request from the project managers. For the benefit of users of these data sets, annual reports detailing the observations collected during each calendar year are being produced and posted on this web page. These reports also explain in more detail where the data sets can be obtained. Reports are being added to this web page as they are completed and published.


Report by calendar years:

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Report by publication years:

  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2016, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-74, 74 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2000, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-73, 26 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2001, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-72, 59 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2002, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-71, 65 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2003, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-70, 56 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2004, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-69, 82 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2005, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-68, 66 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2006, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-67, 72 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2007, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-66, 60 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2008, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-65, 50 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2009, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-64, 68 pp., 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2010, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-63, 70 pp., doi:10.7289/V5/DR-AOML-63, 2017.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2011, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-62, 67 pp., doi:10.7289/V5/DR-AOML-62, 2016.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2012, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-61, 56 pp., doi:10.7289/V5/DR-AOML-61, 2016.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2013, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-59, 65 pp., doi:10.7289/V5/DR-AOML-59, 2016.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2014, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-58, 75 pp., doi:10.7289/V5Z60M26, 2016.
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  • Garcia, R.F., C.S. Meinen, and R.H. Smith. Oceanographic data collected in the Straits of Florida at 27N during the year 2015, including the estimated Florida Current transport. NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-57, 77 pp., doi:10.7289/V5J38QKF, 2016.
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The project scientists would also appreciate it if you informed us of any publications or presentations that you prepare using this data. Continued funding of this project depends on us being able to justify to NOAA (and hence the US Congress) the usefulness of this data.