Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NODC Accession 0116390)

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The Water Quality Act of 1987 established the National Estuary Program, which has as one of its objectives the formation of citizen groups for monitoring the quality of coastal waters. One such group that formed to monitor Mobile Bay was called Baywatch.

Under the guidance of Dr. George Crozier of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), and in association with the Mobile Field Office of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), citizens were trained to collect and analyze water samples once a week between 10am and 2pm for 50 stations located in the Mobile Bay delta, Mississippi Sound, Weeks Bay, Perdido Bay, and several local streams. Parameters measured included water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, air temperature, and rainfall. Water temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen were measured from both surface and bottom waters where possible.

The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding of the processes affecting the waters of coastal Alabama.
  • Cite as: Crozier, G. (2014). Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NODC Accession 0116390). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1991-01-02 to 1993-12-29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.8335
S: 30.2718
E: -87.45
W: -88.1683
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-02-13
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Citizen monitors went through a training session before beginning sample collection. They were provided with a field methods manual, equipment and supplies, and forms. Water samples were not preserved. After sampling, form originals were kept by the monitor, and a carbonless copy mailed to the program manager office. Data were entered into a dBase file and quality-checked.
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Crozier, G. (2014). Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NODC Accession 0116390). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Crozier, G.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • HYDROMETERS
  • OXYGEN METERS
  • SECCHI DISKS
  • THERMOMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Crozier, G. (2014). Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NODC Accession 0116390). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-02-13T19:52:13 - NCEI Accession 0116390 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • hydrometer
  • meteorological sensors
  • oxygen meter
  • secchi disk
  • thermometer
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:27:07
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