Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Surface Drifting Buoy Position Data from 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12 (NCEI Accession 0178107)

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This dataset contains satellite-tracked drifting buoy data collected around the southwest Florida Shelf. CODE/DAVIS (Coastal Dynamics Experiment drifters described by Davis, 1985) and mini SVP (Surface Velocity Program drifters described by Lumpkin and Pazos, 2007) buoys were deployed around Pulley Ridge, Dry Tortugas, and southwest Florida Shelf on project cruises between 2012 and 2015. Drifting buoys are designed to float freely with ocean surface currents and report their position back to shore via satellite. Data includes drifter time and position.
  • Cite as: Smith, Ryan H.; Kourafalou, Villy; Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo (2018). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Surface Drifting Buoy Position Data from 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12 (NCEI Accession 0178107). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/fvpw-6337. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.004
S: 23.417
E: -47.284
W: -85.674
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Drifter observations of coastal surface currents during CODE: The method and descriptive view
  • A global surface drifter data set at hourly resolution
  • Measuring surface currents with Surface Velocity Program drifters: the instrument, its data, and some recent results. In Kirwan, Jr., A. D., Griffa, Annalisa, Mariano, Arthur J., Rossby, H. Thomas, Özgökmen, Tamay (Eds.), Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-12-04
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: 030DFW

Metadata:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. 2018. NCCOS Sponsored Research Project: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys. https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/51962

Project Webpages:

NCCOS Project
63: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys, https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/coral-ecosystem-connectivity-gulf-florida-keys/

NCCOS Regional Ecosystem Science: Pulley Ridge, https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/regional/pulleyridge/

Web Services:

Pulley Ridge Decision Support Resource (DSR), http://mesophotic.ccs.miami.edu/

Methods:

CODE/DAVIS style drifters were deployed in 2012 and 2013. Mini SVP style drifters were deployed in 2014 and 2015. In 2012 and 2013, the AOML South Florida Program (SFP) provided the drifters for the project. In 2014 and 2015 the AOML Global Drifter Center (GDC) provided the drifters. The following drifters were deployed during this project: AUGUST 2012 CODE/DAVIS drifters:
948200 Tortugas Ecological Reserve South (TERS) (2012-08-08 to 2012-10-29)
948459 Cape Romano (CR) (2012-08-09 to 2012-10-05)
950632 Shark River (SR) (2012-08-09 to 2012-10-27)
949448 Pulley Ridge (PR) (2012-08-23 to 2012-09-14) AUGUST 2013 CODE/DAVIS drifters:
947507 Tortugas Ecological Reserve North (TERN) (2013-08-24 to 2013-10-19)
916926 TERS (2013-08-22 to 2013-10-28)
950271 PR (2013-08-20 to 2013-08-22) JUNE 2014 mini SVP drifters:
109038 TERN (2014-06-25 to 2014-07-06)
133221 TERS (2014-06-19 to 2014-06-24)
133211 PR (2014-06-21 to 2014-12-23) AUGUST 2014 mini SVP drifters:
127216 TERN (2014-08-24 to 2014-12-21)
127215 TERS (2014-08-23 to 2014-08-28)
114790 PR (2014-08-18 to 2015-01-03) AUGUST 2015 mini SVP drifters:
139742 TERN (2015-08-29 to 2016-05-12)
139743 TERS (2015-08-28 to 2015-09-07)
139744 PR (2015-08-29 to 2015-09-07) For more information on CODE/DAVIS style drifters, see Davis (1985); for mini SVP style drifters, see Lumpkin and Pazos (2006) and Elipot et al. (2016).

File Information:

Total File Size: 5.03 MB total, 25 files in 2 folders (3.28 MB zipped) Data Files: • Drifters_Data01_2012-AUG_948200_TERS.asc • Drifters_Data02_2012-AUG_948459_CR.asc • Drifters_Data03_2012-AUG_950632_SR.asc • Drifters_Data04_2012-AUG_949448_PR.asc • Drifters_Data05_2013-AUG_947507_TERN.asc • Drifters_Data06_2013-AUG_916926_TERS.asc • Drifters_Data07_2013-AUG_950271_PR.asc • Drifters_Data08_2014-JUN_109038_TERN.asc • Drifters_Data09_2014-JUN_133221_TERS.asc • Drifters_Data10_2014-JUN_133211_PR.asc • Drifters_Data11_2014-AUG_127216_TERN.asc • Drifters_Data12_2014-AUG_127215_TERS.asc • Drifters_Data13_2014-AUG_114790_PR.asc • Drifters_Data14_2015-AUG_139742_TERN.asc • Drifters_Data15_2015-AUG_139743_TERS.asc • Drifters_Data16_2015-AUG_139744_PR.asc Data File Header: Each data file includes a header that contains the following information: 1. DATA_TYPE 2. DROGUE_STATUS 3. DATA_STATUS 4. REAL_TIME_STATUS 5. PROJECT 6. DEPLOYMENT_SITE 7. FILE_DATE 8. CONTACT_INFO Data File Format: ASCII text (.ASC) Data File Compression: no compression Data File Resolution: n
Purpose Scientists utilize drifting buoys to track ocean currents. In this project, scientists used these drifter trajectories to study the physical connectivity between regions on the southwest Florida Shelf, Pulley Ridge, the Dry Tortugas, and downstream reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). All drifters, tracking services, and associated data processing were provided free of charge to the project by NOAA/AOML/PhOD in Miami, Florida. The project “Coral Ecosystem Connectivity: From Pulley Ridge to Florida Keys” is focused on investigating the role that the relatively healthy deep, light-dependent mesophotic coral ecosystems of Pulley Ridge may play in replenishing key fish species, such as grouper, and other organisms in the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas. This interdisciplinary study is determining connectivity of specific reef species between Pulley Ridge and the Florida Keys, and describing the structure and determining the value of Pulley Ridge’s mesophotic coral ecosystems. Because of the well-documented decline of Florida’s reefs, it is important to identify, protect, and manage sources of larvae that can help sustain Florida’s reef ecosystems and the tourism economy that depends on it. The data in this accession were funded by the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) under award NA11NOS4780045 to the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami, and by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research under awards NA09OAR4320073 and NA14OAR4320260 to the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT) at Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Funding was also provided by NCCOS to NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, FL, for processing and analysis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smith, Ryan H.; Kourafalou, Villy; Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo (2018). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Surface Drifting Buoy Position Data from 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12 (NCEI Accession 0178107). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/fvpw-6337. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Smith, Ryan H.
  • Kourafalou, Villy
  • Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo
Principal Investigators
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Regional Ecosystem Science
Provider Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Current/Wind Meters > > > DRIFTING BUOYS
  • NCCOS RESEARCH DATA TYPE > FIELD Observation
Submitter Datatype Keyword
  • Drifter Position
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/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • DRIFTING BUOYS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida > Florida Keys
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
NCCOS Research Location
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Atlantic Ocean
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Gulf of Mexico
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Florida
Provider Location Keywords
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve North
  • Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve South
  • Florida Keys Reef Tract
  • Pulley Ridge
  • Pulley Ridge Habitat Area of Particular Concern
  • Southwest Florida Shelf
  • West Florida Shelf
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • NCCOS Project, "Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys"
  • US DOC; NOAA; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
  • US DOC; NOAA; Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Smith, Ryan H.; Kourafalou, Villy; Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo (2018). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Surface Drifting Buoy Position Data from 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12 (NCEI Accession 0178107). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/fvpw-6337. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-12-04T15:31:25Z - NCEI Accession 0178107 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Drfiter Position (measured); Units: decimal degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - drifting buoy; Sampling and Analyzing Method: CODE/DAVIS style drifters were deployed in 2012 and 2013, with approximately hourly GPS position coordinates data recorded by GPS instrument. For more information on CODE/DAVIS style drifters, see: Davis (1985). Mini SVP style drifters were deployed in 2014 and 2015, with hourly position data determined from original intermittent satellite triangulated position fixes following the method outlined in Elipot et al. (2016).; Data Quality Method: Collected data were manually evaluated to ensure data quality. For more information on CODE/DAVIS style drifters, see Davis (1985); for mini SVP style drifters, see Lumpkin and Pazos (2006) and Elipot et al. (2016)..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - drifting buoy
Platform
  • F.G. Walton Smith
Last Modified: 2019-09-21T21:03:57Z
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