SEAKEYS -Molasses Reef 2010 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations

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Title:
SEAKEYS -Molasses Reef 2010 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations
Abstract:
The Florida Institute of Oceanography's (FIO) SEAKEYS (Sustained Ecological Research Related to Management of the Florida Keys Seascape) program began in 1989 and has continued until the present. This program, now being supported through NOAA's South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, Prediction and Modeling Program (SFERPM), implements a framework for long-term monitoring and research along the 220 mile Florida coral reef tract and in Florida Bay at a geographical scale encompassing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The network consists of six instrument-enhanced Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations, cooperatively managed with NOAA's National Data Buoy Center, plus a proposed new one in northwest Florida Bay. These stations measure the usual C-MAN meteorological parameters, such as wind speed, gusts and barometric pressure, but are enhanced with oceanographic instruments measuring salinity, sea temperature, fluorometry and turbidity.
Supplemental_Information:
-9 in the data set indicates that the parameter is unavailable

Definition of Data Fields <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/oar/CREWSstation/seakeys_molasses_reef_2010_data_term_definition.pdf>

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    John C. Ogden and Sandra Vargo, Chris Humphrey and Jeff Absten, Hendee, James C. , and Woodey, Cathy, 20111028, SEAKEYS -Molasses Reef 2010 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.38
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.38
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.01
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.01

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-2010
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-2010
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    coral reef
    Coral reefs are wave-resistant structures resulting from cementation processes and the skeletal construction of hermatypic corals," calcareous algae, and other calcium" carbonate-secreting organisms. (Source: ReefBase. 1997. ""ReefBase: a global database on coral reefs and their resources"". Ver. 2.0. CD-ROM, ICLARM, Manila, Philippines.)


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  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    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.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

    Date: Oct-2011 (process 1 of 1)
    Data have been manually screened and erroneous values due to instrument malfunction have been noted and/or removed

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

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

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) at the surface and 1m, and ultraviolet radiation B (UVB, 305, 330, 380 nm) at the surface and 1m are the only parameters available. Underwater light data unavailable from 1/1 to 5/20 Note: these data complement the datastream maintained by NDBC that can be found at <http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=mlrf1> only parameters available.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    none


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Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: none

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    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)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    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: 18-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 04-Nov-2011
To be reviewed: 01-Nov-2012
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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