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Worldwide Echo-Sounding Correction Tables to Convert to Standard Velocity Depths

Echo-sounding tables (3rd Edition) were prepared by D.J.T. Carter of the Marine Information and Advisory Service (United Kingdom) for the conversion of raw echo-sounding measurements of ocean depths to values compensated for variations of sound speed with regional density profiles. The tables were computerized by Carter and offer standard velocity-depth corrections for 85 different regions covering the globe. The database consists of algorithms for determining correction zones by latitude-longitude, and interpolation tables for each zone.
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    Distribution Formats
    • ASCII
    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Dataset Point of Contact Robin Warnken
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    303 497-6338
    Robin.R.Warnken@noaa.gov
    Documentation links not available.
    Date(s)
    • publication: 1980-01-01
    Edition: 3rd Edition
    Dataset Progress Status Complete
    Data Update Frequency: Unknown
    Purpose: Ocean Scientific Research
    Use Limitations
    • Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    Originator(s)
    • D.J.T. Carter
    • Marine Information and Advisory Service, United Kingdom
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • National Geophysical Data Center
    Time Period: 1949-01-01 to 1985-12-31
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 90.0
    S: -90.0
    E: 180.0
    W: -180.0
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Theme keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Bathymetry > Water Depth
    • INFOTERRA > Environmental information > Data processing > Data processing
    • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Oceanography > Oceanography
    • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geomorphology > Geomorphology
    • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geophysics > Geophysics
    • Depth Correction
    • Matthew's Tables
    Data Center keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Place keywords
    • Global
    Project keywords
    • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
    Use Constraints
    • Use Constraints: None
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: No Constraints
    Fees
    • Depends on the Data Set
    Lineage information for: Scope not available.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • > echo sounders
    • > dropsondes
    • > bathythermographs
    Platform
    • ship
    Operation
    • Climate and Global Change
    Last Modified: 2015-08-12
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: Robin.R.Warnken@noaa.gov