Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0141141)

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program have partnered with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Mobile County to provide real-time meteorological and hydrographic data from Cedar Point, AL. Near real-time data are available in a user-friendly format at www.mymobilebay.com. Informative pop-ups describe each parameter and graphs of each may be displayed for the visitor to the website. Researchers may download the data in a spreadsheet format for further analysis.

Purpose:
The value of coastal observing systems is recognized by the U.S. Congress, the National Ocean Partnership Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. Recent reports by the Pew Oceans Commission and U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy have decried the lack of information from near coastal waters on which to base management decisions and recommended monitoring programs linked to strong research. Reasons for continuous, real-time observations of meteorological and hydrographic parameters include (1) continuous characterization of spatial and temporal patterns of change in water quality, (2) development of a permanent record of significant and human caused changes in environmental indicators over time, and (3) support for research activities through the availability of consistent, scientifically valid data. An additional benefit of real-time observation is the potential for the public to track and learn about water quality conditions. Many coastal dwellers are uninformed about conditions in nearby estuaries because they do not have access to current information about parameters such as water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen levels and water level and they may fail to appreciate the complexity of interactions in estuarine ecosystems.
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0141141). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.2513
S: 30.2513
E: -88.0778
W: -88.0778
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Alabama Near Coastal Meteorological & Hydrographic Continuous Data Sampling from 2003 to present
    • NCEI Collection
      Navigate directly to the URL for data access and direct download.
  • Meteorological, biological, and hydrographic data collected from a nearshore moored buoy near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 24 Feb 2003 to 31 Dec 2013 (NODC Accession 0114998)
    • NODC Accession 0114998 (download)
      Archived Accession 0114998, which holds similar data to this accession for the years 2003 - 2013.
  • Meteorological and hydrographic data from a nearshore platform in Dauphin Island, AL from 22 Feb 1998 to 4 Jan 1999 (NODC Accession 0118645)
    • NODC Accession 0118645 (download)
      Archived Accession 0118645, which holds similar data to this accession for the years 1998 - 1999
  • Meteorological and hydrographic monitoring data collected at Dauphin Island Station in Alabama from 1999-11-06 to 2001-03-01 (NODC Accession 0122658)
    • NODC Accession 0122658 (download)
      Archived Accession 0122658, which holds similar data to this accession for the years 1999 - 2001
  • Meteorological observations from Dauphin Island Sea Lab Weather Station 1974-1997 (NCEI Accession 0156662)
    • NCEI Accession 0156662 (download)
      Archived Accession 0156662, which holds similar data to this accession for the years 1974 - 1997
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:DISL_ARCOS
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-01-26
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
Submission Package ID: H1WMGX
Purpose The value of coastal observing systems is recognized by the U.S. Congress, the National Ocean Partnership Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. Recent reports by the Pew Oceans Commission and U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy have decried the lack of information from near coastal waters on which to base management decisions and recommended monitoring programs linked to strong research. Reasons for continuous, real-time observations of meteorological and hydrographic parameters include (1) continuous characterization of spatial and temporal patterns of change in water quality, (2) development of a permanent record of significant and human caused changes in environmental indicators over time, and (3) support for research activities through the availability of consistent, scientifically valid data. An additional benefit of real-time observation is the potential for the public to track and learn about water quality conditions. Many coastal dwellers are uninformed about conditions in nearby estuaries because they do not have access to current information about parameters such as water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen levels and water level and they may fail to appreciate the complexity of interactions in estuarine ecosystems.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0141141). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Lei Hu
    Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • 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
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES
  • THERMISTORS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Programs
  • Mobile Bay Environmental Monitoring Programs
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0141141). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-01-26T19:19:17 - NCEI Accession 0141141 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Air Temperature (measured); Units: C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Vaisala HMP45C Humidity and temperature probe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Information: Range check is conducted every 30 minutes. Aggregate quality flag 0 or blank = quality not evaluated 1=bad 2=questionable/suspect 3=good -9=null value Stuck sensor check is conducted every day.
  • Data Type: PRECIPITATION (measured); Units: precip total measured in inches (inches); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Tipping Rain Bucket Guage; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute.
  • Data Type: Barometric Pressure (measured); Units: inches of Hg (in inches of mercury); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Barometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute.
  • Data Type: Solar Radiation (measured); Units: kW/m2; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Quantum Sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute.
  • Data Type: Quantum Radiation (measured); Units: E/m2/s (microEinsteins); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Quantum Sensor.
  • Data Type: Wind Direction (measured); Units: degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute.
  • Data Type: Wind Speed (measured); Units: knots; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute.
  • Data Type: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Thermistor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute.
  • Data Type: SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: electrode cell with autoranging; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Calculated from conductivity and temperature Every thirty minute.
  • Data Type: Water Height (measured); Units: meters; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Stainless Steel Guage; Sampling and Analyzing Method: distance from the instrument to the surface of water Every thirty minute.
  • Data Type: Dissolved Oxygen Percent (measured); Units: percent; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute.
  • Data Type: Dissolved Oxygen mg/L (measured); Units: milligram per litre; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • Barometric pressure sensor
  • bucket
  • conductivity sensor
  • meteorological sensors - coastal meteorological stations
  • temperature probe
  • thermistor
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:19:16
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