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Alabama Near Coastal Meteorological & Hydrographic Continuous Data Sampling from 2003 to present

Metadata Updated: December 1, 2023

The Alabama Real-time Coastal Observing System (ARCOS) with support of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a network of continuously sampling observing stations that collect observations of meteorological and hydrographic data from fixed stations operating across coastal Alabama. Data were collected from 2003 through the present and include parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, solar and quantum radiation, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation amounts, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, water height, and other water quality data. Stations, when possible, are designed to collect the same data in the same way, though there are exceptions given unique location needs (see individual accession abstracts for details). Stations are strategically placed to sample across salinity gradients, from delta to offshore, and the width of the coast.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-01T12:30:54Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 22, 2018 (publication), March 5, 2021 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date 2023-08-01T12:30:54Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 22, 2018 (publication), March 5, 2021 (revision)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:DISL_ARCOS
Access Constraints Cite as: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Alabama Near Coastal Meteorological & Hydrographic Continuous Data Sampling from 2003 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/3edp-9d76. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -87.56
Bbox North Lat 30.67
Bbox South Lat 30.09
Bbox West Long -88.21
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2003-02-24

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