Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2014-05-30 to 2014-11-11 (NODC Accession 0126654)

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The initial onset of mass coral bleaching can vary among different species, geographic locations, types of reef zones and a fluctuation of severity, which makes it very difficult to predict where or when it will occur. The Florida Keys BleachWatch Program, modeled after Great Barrier Reef’s BleachWatch, is a team of trained recreational, commercial and scientific divers who help monitor and report on conditions at the reefs. After each visit to the reef, the divers complete a data form, either printed or online, and send it to the BleachWatch coordinator. The divers are provided with an underwater wristband to use as a reference and a reminder key below and above the water. Information from NOAA's remote sensing and in-situ monitoring projects are reviewed routinely and summarized along with BleachWatch volunteer observations in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of current conditions throughout the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Florida Keys Coral Bleaching Current Condtions Reports include a summary of relevant weather information, NOAA Coral Bleaching "HotSpot" and "Degree Heating Weeks" analysis, and updated in-situ monitoring data, along with BleachWatch observer reports for each region during a given period.
  • Cite as: Dieveney, Beth; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (2015). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2014-05-30 to 2014-11-11 (NODC Accession 0126654). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2014-05-30 to 2014-11-11
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25.3732
S: 23.5909
E: -79.62067
W: -83.08805
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-03-11
  • revision: 2015-04-01
Edition 2.2
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
Submission Package ID: B2XR25
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dieveney, Beth; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (2015). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2014-05-30 to 2014-11-11 (NODC Accession 0126654). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS > CORAL BLEACHING
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NMS > National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
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
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Dieveney, Beth; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (2015). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2014-05-30 to 2014-11-11 (NODC Accession 0126654). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-03-11T20:45:12 - NCEI Accession 0126654 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-04-01T15:56:13 - NCEI Accession 0126654 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: DEPTH - OBSERVATION (measured); Units: feet; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
  • Data Type: HABITAT - BENTHIC (measured); Units: reef type; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
  • Data Type: WIND SPEED (measured); Units: knot; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - AIR [AIR TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees fahrenheit; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermometer.
  • Data Type: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees fahrenheit; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermometer.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - BOTTOM WATER [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees fahrenheit; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermometer.
  • Data Type: cloud amount/frequency (measured); Units: qualitative estimate; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual estimate.
  • Data Type: CORAL-BLEACHING (measured); Units: qualitative estimate; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual estimate; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Estimated the amount and severity of bleaching on various growth forms of corals.
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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.
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Instrument
  • thermometer
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
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