Bahamas Sea Water Temperature Data 1988-2003, PIMS Environmental Monitoring Program

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Title:
Bahamas Sea Water Temperature Data 1988-2003, PIMS Environmental Monitoring Program
Abstract:
This metadata record references seawater temperature data collected at various sites and depths in the vicinity of PIMS research station on Lee Stocking Island, Exuma, Bahamas. Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) Environmental Monitoring Program maintains a database of environmental data sets collected from the Bahamas and other sites in the Caribbean region. Parameters vary from set to set, and include surface meteorological data and subsurface oceanographic data.
Supplemental_Information:
The seawater temperatures in the data were taken with a thermograph at different sites in the Bahamas. The various sites, dates, depths, and locations for these data are: Adderley Dropoff 1(AA), from 199201 to 200003, depth of 33 meters, a wall located at 23.791N and 76.0975W Adderley Dropoff 2(AA), from 198801 to 199802, depth of 98 meters, a wall located at 23.791N and 76.0975W Adderley Dropoff 3(AA), from 198801 to 199410, depth of 146 meters, a wall located at 23.791N and 76.0975W Adderley Dropoff 4(AA), from 199305 to 199410, depth of 212 meters, a wall located at 23.791N and 76.0975W Barracuda Rocks SE, from 198904 to 199904, depth of 3 Meters, a patch reef located at 23.67317N and 76.20133W LSI 100', from 198804 to 199212, depth of 31 meters, off Exuma Sound shoreline of LSI LSI 60' rubble, from 198801 to 199212, depth of 16 meters, off Exuma Sound shoreline of LSI located at 23.776N and 76.08833W LSI Dock, from 198801 to 200209, depth of 3 meters, dock at LSI located at 23.7725N and 76.10717W Norman's Pond Patch Reef, from 199306 to 200011, depth of 3 meters, a patch reef located at 23.78983N and 76.138W North Norman's Pond, from 200004 to 200304, depth of 3 meters, a patch reef located at 23.75917N and 76.11584W Rainbow Garden, from 199107 to 200304, depth of 4 meters, a patch reef located at 23.79633N and 76.14633W Shark Rock, from 198905 to 199904, depth of 3 meters, a patch reef located at 23.75583N and 76.117W South Norman's Pond, from 199604 to 200206, depth of 3 meters, a patch reef located at 23.75933N and 76.12617W South Perry Reef, from 199901 to 200206, depth of 16 meters, a fringing reef located at 23.77517N and 76.0895W Tug and Barge, from 199411 to 199805, depth of 3 meters, a patch reef located at 23.75178N and 76.10533W
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Perry Institute for Marine Science, Caribbean Marine Research Center (PIMS/CMRC), Lee Stocking Island, Exuma, Bahamas, 200509, Bahamas Sea Water Temperature Data 1988-2003, PIMS Environmental Monitoring Program.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.20133
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.08833
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.79633
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.67317

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

    Beginning_Date: Jan-1988
    Ending_Date: Apr-2003
    Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Document

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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    If the data are used, please acknowledge the Perry Institute for Marine Science as the data source.

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

    Perry Institute for Marine Science
    Attn: Albrey Arrington, Ph.D.
    Perry Institute for Marine Science, 100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
    Jupiter, Florida 33477
    USA

    561-741-0192 ext 117 (voice)


Why was the data set created?

To provide long term seawater temperature data useful to the greater scientific community.


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Access_Constraints: None
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If the data are used, please acknowledge the Perry Institute for Marine Science as the data source.

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

    Perry Institute for Marine Science
    Attn: Albrey Arrington, Ph.D.
    Perry Institute for Marine Science, 100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
    Jupiter, Florida 33477
    USA

    561-741-0192 ext 117 (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?

    The Perry Institute for Marine Science and Caribbean Marine Research Center makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. The Perry Institute for Marine Science and Caribbean Marine Research Center cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system. Disclaimer - NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20-Dec-2012
Metadata author:
Perry Institute for Marine Science
Attn: Kevin L. Buch, Assistant Science Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science, Lee Stocking Island, The Bahamas
Perry Institute for Marine Science, 100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
Jupiter, Florida 33477-5112
USA

561-741-0192 ext 239 (voice)
561-658-6159 (FAX)
kbuch@perryinstitute.org

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


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