ICON - Little Cayman, Cayman Islands 2009 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: James C. Hendee
Publication_Date: 20100707
Title:
ICON - Little Cayman, Cayman Islands 2009 Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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.
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
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090722
Ending_Date: 20091231
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.06
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.06
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.699
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.699
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Meteorology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Photosynthetically Active Radiation
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Ultraviolet Radiation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reef
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: ICON
Theme_Keyword: C-MAN
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Cayman Islands > Little Cayman > Little Cayman (19N080W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Little Cayman > Little Cayman (19N080W0001)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Bloody Bay Marine Park
Place_Keyword: Cayman Islands
Place_Keyword: Little Cayman
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: James C. Hendee
Contact_Organization:
Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic
and Meterological Laboratory, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33149-1026
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (305) 361-4396

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Data has been reviewed and edited in attempt to remove unreliable values.
Logical_Consistency_Report: none
Completeness_Report:
Time, Air Temperature, Sea Temperature at 3 m water depth, Wind Gust, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure, Salinity (3m), Conductivty (3m), Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) at the surface and 3m, and ultraviolet radiation (305, 330, 380 nm) at the surface and 3m, relative humidity, hail/rain amount, duration and intensity are the only parameters available.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data have been manually screened and erroneous values due to instrument malfunction have been noted and/or removed.
Process_Date: 201007

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: James C. Hendee
Contact_Organization:
Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic
and Meterological Laboratory, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33149-1026
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (305) 361-4396
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII .
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ecoforecast.coral.noaa.gov/index/0/LCIY2/station-data>
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20101213
Metadata_Review_Date: 20101207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Derek Manzello
Contact_Organization:
Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic
and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 3149-1026
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-361-4389
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20101207080916
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20090722
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20091231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/icon_lciy2_2009.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6081

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