Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0172587)

This accession contains meteorological and hydrographic data from Dauphin Island 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 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 (2018). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0172587). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset.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 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.2513
S: 30.2513
E: -88.0778
W: -88.0778
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
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Associated Resources
  • 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
  • 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)
    • NCEI Accession 0141141 (download)
      Archived Accession 0141141, which holds similar data to this accession for the year 2014
  • Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0159582)
    • NCEI Accession 0159582 (download)
      Archived Accession 0159582, which holds similar data to this accession for the year 2015
  • Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Environmental Monitoring Near Real-time
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-04-17
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: E1RAUN
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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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0172587). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
Authors
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab
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
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • PYRANOMETERS
  • THERMISTORS
Submitter Instruments
  • Campbell Scientific Temperature and Relative Humidity Probe HC2S3
  • Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor
  • Quantum Sensor
  • R.M. Young Wind Monitor
  • Stainless Steel Guage
  • Tipping Rain Bucket Guage
  • electrode cell with autoranging
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 NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Submitter Project Keyword
  • Mobile Bay Environmental Monitoring Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Meteorological and hydrographic data collected from Dauphin Island Station near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0172587). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Air Temperature (measured); Units: C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Campbell Scientific Temperature and Relative Humidity Probe HC2S3; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: PRECIPITATION (measured); Units: precip total measured in inches (inches); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Tipping Rain Bucket Guage; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Barometric Pressure (measured); Units: inches of Hg (in inches of mercury); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Barometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Solar Radiation (measured); Units: kW/m2; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Pyronometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Quantum Radiation (measured); Units: E/m2/s (microEinsteins); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Quantum Sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Wind Direction (measured); Units: degree; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Wind Speed (measured); Units: knots; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Thermistor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: electrode cell with autoranging; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Calculated from conductivity and temperature Every thirty minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water Height (measured); Units: meters; Observation Category: 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 Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved Oxygen Percent (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved Oxygen mg/L (measured); Units: milligram per litre; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every thirty minute; Data Quality Method: 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.
  • Parameter or Variable: Relative Humidity (measured); Units: Percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Campbell Scientific Temperature and Relative Humidity Probe HC2S3; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Every one minute; Data Quality Method: 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
  • Humidity Sensor
  • pyranometer
  • thermistor
Last Modified: 2018-04-18T15:24:26
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