ICON - Salt River Bay 2009 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations

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Title:
ICON - Salt River Bay 2009 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations
Abstract:
The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) of OAR is conducting research on the influence of meteorological and oceanographic factors upon coral bleaching, and other biogeochemical processes occurring on coral reefs. Instrument arrays to measure the various environmental influences are being deployed at key coral reef areas to gain long-term temporally intensive data coverage, to provide near real-time information products, and to surface-truth NOAA satellite sea surface temperature (SST) products used for coral bleaching predictions ("HotSpot" products). OAR has developed expert system software plus the instrument array (together called a Coral Reef Early Warning System, or ICON, station) to screen data in near real-time to test for appropriate data ranges for each of the instruments, and to issue "alerts" as to conditions thought to be conducive to coral bleaching, and other modeled events. At each ICON station, local collaborators also provide feedback on the presence and progress of coral bleaching and thus validate coral bleaching predictions made by satellite HotSpots and ICON information products.
Supplemental_Information:
Salinity is in practical salinity units; Wind speed is in knots; barometric pressure is in millibars; wind direction is in degrees of the compass; temperature is in Celsius; photosynthetically active radiation is in mmol quanta m-2 s-1 ; Ultraviolet Radiation is in units of uJ cm-2 s-1 Relative humidity is in units of g m-3; Hail/Rain amount is in mm hr-1, hail/rain duration and intensity is in seconds -9 in the data set indicates that the parameter is unavailable
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Hendee, James C. , 20100628, ICON - Salt River Bay 2009 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.46
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.46
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.47
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.47

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    Beginning_Date: 29-Apr-2009
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-2009
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    James C. Hendee
    Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, Florida 33149-1026
    USA

    (305) 361-4396 (voice)


Why was the data set created?

The impetus for such a framework was the perceived marked regional decline in coral reefs and the critical need to provide data and options for resource management.


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  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Jun-2010 (process 1 of 1)
    Data have been manually screened and erroneous values due to instrument malfunction have been noted and/or removed.

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    Data has been reviewed and edited in attempt to remove unreliable values.

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  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Time, Air Temperature, Sea Temperature at surface and 3 m, Wind Gust, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure, Salinity (0 and 3m), Conductivty (0 and 3m), Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) at the surface, 1m and 3m, and ultraviolet radiation B (UVB, 305, 330, 380 nm) at the surface, 1m, and 3m relative humidity, hail/rain amount, duration and intensity are the only parameters available. (1) Dewpoint unavailable 04/29-07/07; (2) Salinity 3m unavailable from 07/08-12/31; (3) Sea temperature 3m unavailable from 07/08-12/31; (4) Conductivity 3m unavailable from 07/08-12/31.

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    none


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: none

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    James C. Hendee
    Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, Florida 33149-1026
    USA

    (305) 361-4396 (voice)

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    Downloadable Data

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    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.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 07-Dec-2010
Metadata author:
Derek Manzello
Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 3149-1026
USA

305-361-4389 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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