Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Simulated Current Velocity and Temperature from Hydrodynamic Modeling (NCEI Accession 0178799)

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This dataset provides current velocity and temperature computed by a high-resolution (1/100 degree) hydrodynamic model around the study area, extending to include the full Florida Straits and coastal areas between South Florida, northern Cuba and the eastern Bahamas. The “Florida Straits, South Florida and Florida Keys” (FKEYS) model is nested within a data-assimilative coarser (1/25 degree) model of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and receives daily updated variability of the deep ocean currents. The high-resolution FKEYS model provides details in circulation among the South Florida reef ecosystems, while enabling the study of regional connectivity due to the nesting with the GoM model.
  • Cite as: Kourafalou, Villy; Kang, HeeSook (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Simulated Current Velocity and Temperature from Hydrodynamic Modeling (NCEI Accession 0178799). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/hskq-8j11. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.51681
S: 22.18401
E: -78
W: -84.52
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-04-09
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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: 5UP96H
Purpose The dataset provides the physical connectivity background that is fundamental for the understanding of the biophysical connectivity among reef ecosystems. The specific data fields have a dual purpose: a) to aid the understanding of circulation and water properties around South Florida reefs; and b) provide input to biophysical modeling studies, especially those related to the transport of larvae of coral reef species. 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: Kourafalou, Villy; Kang, HeeSook (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Simulated Current Velocity and Temperature from Hydrodynamic Modeling (NCEI Accession 0178799). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/hskq-8j11. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Kourafalou, Villy
  • Kang, HeeSook
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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 > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Model
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Coastal Change: Vulnerability, Mitigation, and Restoration
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Regional Ecosystem Science
Provider Keywords
  • Current Velocity
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
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Provider Instruments
  • Models/Analyses > Data Analysis > Environmental Modeling
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 Place Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Atlantic Ocean
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Gulf of Mexico
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Florida
Provider Place Names
  • 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 (CIOERT)
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  • Cite as: Kourafalou, Villy; Kang, HeeSook (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Simulated Current Velocity and Temperature from Hydrodynamic Modeling (NCEI Accession 0178799). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/hskq-8j11. Accessed [date].
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  • 2019-04-09T17:37:33Z - NCEI Accession 0178799 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Current Velocity (calculated); Units: m/sec; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: Models/Analyses > Data Analysis > Environmental Modeling; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Currents were extracted at the corresponding depths of the mooring site observations. Model time is defined as fraction of day of the year, e.g., Day 1 will have 4 6-hourly data with the numbers 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00 respectively for 1st day, and so on. See Kourafalou and Kang (2012), Vaz et al. (2016), and Kourafalou et al. (2018) for more details.; Data Quality Method: See Kourafalou and Kang (2012), Vaz et al. (2016), and Kourafalou et al. (2018) for more details..
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (calculated); Units: degree C; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: Models/Analyses > Data Analysis > Environmental Modeling; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Temperatures were extracted at the corresponding depths of the mooring site observations. Model time is defined as fraction of day of the year, e.g., Day 1 will have 4 6-hourly data with the numbers 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00 respectively for 1st day, and so on. See Kourafalou and Kang (2012), Vaz et al. (2016), and Kourafalou et al. (2018) for more details.; Data Quality Method: See Kourafalou and Kang (2012), Vaz et al. (2016), and Kourafalou et al. (2018) for more details..
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  • mooring
Last Modified: 2019-04-20T21:14:02Z
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