Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0159581)

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This accession contains meteorological and hydrographic data from Ceder Point station. Meteorological data was collected every minute and hydrographic data was collected every 30 minutes. Data includes water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, water height, air temperature, relative humidity, solar and quantum radiation, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation amounts.

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 Station near Dauphin Island, 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.
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0159581). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.3085
S: 30.3085
E: -88.1395
W: -88.1395
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Meteorological, biological, and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Fishing Pier, Cedar Point, Alabama from 04/04/2008 - 12/31/2013 (NODC Accession 0117373)
    • NODC Accession 0117373 (download)
      Archived Accession 0117373, which holds similar data to this accession for the years 2008 - 2013.
  • Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0140929)
    • NCEI Accession 0140929 (download)
      Archived Accession 0140929, which holds similar data to this accession for 2014.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-02-10
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: JTXYJ4
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.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0159581). 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 and Services 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 > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Submitter Keywords
  • Dissolved Oxygen Percent
  • Dissolved Oxygen mg/L
  • Quantum Radiation
  • Solar Radiation
  • Water Height
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
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • THERMISTORS
Submitter Instruments
  • Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor
  • Quantum Sensor
  • R.M. Young Wind Monitor
  • Tipping Rain Bucket Guage
  • Vaisala HMP45C Humidity and temperature probe
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
Submitter Place Keywords
  • Alabama
  • Mobile Bay
Project keywords Submitter Project Keyword
  • Mobile Bay Environmental Monitoring Programs
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Cedar Point Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0159581). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-02-10T15:15:52 - NCEI Accession 0159581 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • Data Type: Solar Radiation (measured); Units: kW/m2; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Quantum Sensor; 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • Data Type: Quantum Radiation (measured); Units: E/m2/s (microEinsteins); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Quantum Sensor; 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • Data Type: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Thermistor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • 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; 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
  • Data Type: Relative Humidity (measured); Units: Percent; 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. For range check criteria: http://cf.disl.org/mondata/rangecri.cfm.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • conductivity sensor
  • Humidity Sensor
  • meteorological sensors - coastal meteorological stations
  • thermistor
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T02:29:35
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