Conductivity, temperature, and depth data collected during the R/V Pelican Cruise 2 weeks after the Deepwater Horizon accident. This dataset reports data from 32 CTD profiles collected around the Macondo well to establish a ground zero of the water column conditions as close to the time of the accident as possible. A 10 day cruise was split into 2 legs. Leg one was a sediment core collection and leg two was for a CTD survey of sites around the well head. This dataset was pre-ECOGIG and collected using National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST) funding.
Arne Diercks. 2016. R/V Pelican CTD Cast Data, Gulf of Mexico, May 2010. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N70C4ST0
32 CTD profiles were collected around the Macondo well to establish a ground zero of the water column conditions as close in time to the accident as possible.
Data Parameters and Units:
# name 0 = scan: Scan Count # name 1 = depSM: Depth [salt water, m] # name 2 = potemp090C: Potential Temperature [ITS-90, deg C] # name 3 = t090C: Temperature [ITS-90, deg C] # name 4 = sal00: Salinity, Practical [PSU] # name 5 = c0S/m: Conductivity [S/m] # name 6 = sigma-é00: Density [sigma-theta, Kg/m^3] # name 7 = oxsolMg/L: Oxygen Saturation, Garcia & Gordon [mg/l] # name 8 = oxsolML/L: Oxygen Saturation, Garcia & Gordon [ml/l] # name 9 = bat: Beam Attenuation, Chelsea/Seatech/Wetlab CStar [1/m] # name 10 = xmiss: Beam Transmission, Chelsea/Seatech/Wetlab CStar [%] # name 11 = nbf: Bottles Fired # name 12 = latitude: Latitude [deg] # name 13 = longitude: Longitude [deg] # name 14 = timeJ: Julian Days # name 15 = timeH: Time, Elapsed [hours] # name 16 = timeM: Time, Elapsed [minutes] # name 17 = timeS: Time, Elapsed [seconds] # name 18 = flag: 0.000e+00