Dataset Name Sensor Make Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Start Date End Date
BATS CTD buoy Observation Irregular Irregular 1988-10-20 17:45:26 2016-12-16 08:32:00

Dataset Description

The BATS CTD dataset in CMAP is a collection of CTD casts taken from the Bermuda Ocean Time-series Study (BATS). The CTD record begins in late 1988 and continues until the end of 2016. Pressure, temperature, conductivity, salinity , dissolved oxygen, beam attenuation coefficient, fluorescence and PAR measurments were collected with the Sea-Bird CTD instrument package. Sensor details can be found in chapter three of the BATS report methods document: Cruise ID is in the following format: 8 digits $XXXX###, where $= cruise type, 1=bats core, 2=bats bloom a, 3=bats bloom b, 5=bats validation, XXXX= cruise number

Table of Variables

Data Source

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences -

How to Acknowledge

Deborah K Steinberg, Craig A Carlson, Nicholas R Bates, Rodney J Johnson, Anthony F Michaels, Anthony H Knap, Overview of the US JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS): a decade-scale look at ocean biology and biogeochemistry, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 48, Issues 8–9, 2001, Pages 1405-1447, ISSN 0967-0645, (

Version History

Dataset Accessed Jan 17th, 2020