Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Time-Series Data from 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24 (NCEI Accession 0181331)

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Bottom-mounted, upward-facing, acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) were deployed at three locations (Northern Dry Tortugas, Southern Dry Tortugas and Pulley Ridge) across the southwest Florida shelf between 2012 and 2015. Each ADCP instrument recorded hourly measurements of near-surface and near-bottom water velocity (east/west component u, north/south component v, magnitude, and direction) and bottom temperature. A 40-hour low-pass filter (40HLP) was applied to the data, and vertically-integrated mean horizontal water velocity (VIMHWV) calculated.
  • Cite as: Smith, Ryan H.; Kourafalou, Villy; Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo (2018). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Time-Series Data from 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24 (NCEI Accession 0181331). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0181331. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25
S: 24
E: -83
W: -84
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Associated Resources
  • NCCOS Sponsored Research Project: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys.
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-11-27
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Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 37G0E4
Purpose These ADCP current velocity data were collected to support project physical and biophysical modeling efforts designed to evaluate the coral ecosystem connectivity between Pulley Ridge and the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). 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: Moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Time-Series Data from 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24 (NCEI Accession 0181331). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0181331. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Smith, Ryan H.
  • Kourafalou, Villy
  • Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo
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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 OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
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/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS None
  • US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
  • US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
  • US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
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
None
  • 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 None
  • 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: Smith, Ryan H.; Kourafalou, Villy; Valle-Levinson, Arnoldo (2018). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Time-Series Data from 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24 (NCEI Accession 0181331). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0181331. Accessed [date].
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  • Parameter or Variable: Water Velocity (measured); Units: cm/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Bottom-mounted, upward-facing, acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) were deployed at three locations across the southwest Florida shelf between 2012 and 2015. The names, locations, and deployment periods of these oceanographic moorings are as follows. 1) PO-A ADCP: Northern Dry Tortugas; Latitude (decimal degrees): 24.7734; Longitude (decimal degrees): -83.0956; Water Depth (meters): 54.5; Deployment Period: 15-AUGUST-2012 to 23-JUNE-2015; PO-A was located just north of (outside of) the Tortugas Ecological Reserve North (TERN) in the northern Dry Tortugas. 2) PO-B ADCP: Southern Dry Tortugas; Latitude (decimal degrees): 24.4757; Longitude (decimal degrees): -83.1535; Water Depth (meters): 66.7; Deployment Period: 22-MARCH-2013 to 24-JUNE-2015; PO-B was located just west of (outside of) the Tortugas Ecological Reserve South (TERS) in the southern Dry Tortugas. 3) PO-C ADCP: Pulley Ridge; Latitude (decimal degrees): 24.7001; Longitude (decimal degrees): -83.6745; Water Depth (meters): 69.5; Deployment Period: 16-AUGUST-2012 to 20-JUNE-2015; PO-C was located at the southern end of the Pulley Ridge, inside the Pulley Ridge Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC). Each ADCP instrument recorded hourly measurements of velocity (east/west component [u] in cm/s, north/south component [v] in cm/s, magnitude in cm/s, and direction [towards] in degrees): near-surface water; near-bottom; 40-hour low-pass filter (40HLP) near-surface water; 40HLP near-bottom; Vertically-Integrated Mean Horizontal Water Velocity (VIMHWV); VIMHWV 40HLP. Each ADCP instrument also recorded hourly measurements of: bottom temperature in degrees C (internal temperature thermistor inside the mADCP with a precision of ±0.4 °C and a resolution of 0.01 °C); 40HLP bottom temperature in degrees C; water depth in meters (PO-A and PO-C only); 40HLP water depth in meters (PO-A and PO-C only).; Data Quality Method: Each hourly velocity data point was corrected for local magnetic deviation. Velocity data were corrected using IRGF11 (Finley et al., 2010) coefficients provided by the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy's (IAGA) Division V Working Group V-MOD for Geomagnetic Field Modeling. Data were visually inspected to eliminate any near-surface side-lobe contamination issues and any low-quality issues associated with poor acoustic return..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
Platform
  • F.G. Walton Smith
Last Modified: 2019-06-11T20:12:09Z
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