Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf from 1880-01-16 to 2017-05-16 (NCEI Accession 0162412)

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This accession contains bottom temperature data from lobster traps sites the the Gulf of Maine and the South New England Bight. While some historical data is available from the Woods Hole dock back to the 1880's and for from the Boothbay Harbor dock back to 1920's, most of the hourly time series begins in 2001 at over 100 fixed locations where commercial lobstermen have placed their traps. The water depths range from 1- 405 meters. The one .csv file contains the following variables - the lobster pot location ( site), the latitude (degrees N), longitude (degrees E), pot depth (m) and sea water temperature (degrees C) of each record.

The variability associated with tidal, wind, seasonal, and inter-annual processes can be depicted at nearly all sites in this multi-year time series. This data was collected as part of the Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT) project - a non-profit collaboration of industry, science and academics devoted to the monitoring of the physical environment of the Gulf of Maine and the Southern New England Shelf.
  • Cite as: Manning, James (2018). Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf from 1880-01-16 to 2017-05-16 (NCEI Accession 0162412). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0162412. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1880-01-16 to 2017-05-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.33
S: 39.5
E: -60.25
W: -73.33
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Environmental Monitor on Lobster Traps - eMOLT
  • Environmental Monitor on Lobster Traps - eMOLT ERDAP webservice
    • ERDDAP (download)
      Up to date data access
  • Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps Database
  • Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps: longterm temperature observations from New England’s bottom waters.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-01-23
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 5C4DA8
Purpose To maintain a hourly bottom temperature time series at many fixed locations over multiple decades for the purposes of assimilation and validation of numerical ocean models.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Manning, James (2018). Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf from 1880-01-16 to 2017-05-16 (NCEI Accession 0162412). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0162412. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Manning, James
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • James Manning
    US DOC; NOAA; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Northeast Fisheries Science Center; Woods Hole Laboratory
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • 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/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • TRAPS
Provider Instruments
  • Lobster Trap
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 > BAY OF FUNDY
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
Provider Location Keywords
  • Southern New England Bight
  • Southern New England Shelf
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • eMOLT- Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Manning, James (2018). Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf from 1880-01-16 to 2017-05-16 (NCEI Accession 0162412). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0162412. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-01-23T15:34:44Z - NCEI Accession 0162412 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Temperature Sensors
  • trap
Last Modified: 2019-11-01T13:22:31Z
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