Broward County Florida thermographic data collected at twelve locations along four eastward lines that cross three offshore reef Tracks during the time period July 2000 to the present using self-recording temperature gauges (NCEI Accession 0000829)

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Broward County Florida has responsibility for the resource management of coral reefs in marine waters adjacent to Broward County. The Department of Planning and Environmental Protection is assigned the duties of monitoring the health of the coral reefs. Environmental stresses are a limiting factor in the biomass and diversity, and maintaining these populations of coral species requires an understanding of the environmental factors. One of these factors is the water temperature. Visual surveys are conducted by divers, and the staff has implemented an environmental monitoring program with water temperature as the first measured parameter. The monitoring program is on a "not to interfere basis" using self-recording thermographs for data acquisition. The thermographs are placed along coral reef tracks located in three separate bands near the northern most extent of the natural range for corals. The raw data are captured from the recorder by means of a laptop computer using transfer and conversion software provided by the instrument's vendor. Upon return to the office, the raw data are transferred to separate files that are then loaded into spreadsheet files. Each spreadsheet file corresponds to a single location and only one instrument. Twelve spreadsheet files are updated every sixty days for the dynamic raw data; the static geographical information is stored in a separate spreadsheet file.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-15T18:39:33Z
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 24, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T18:39:33Z
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 24, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Banks, Kenneth (2011). Broward County Florida thermographic data collected at twelve locations along four eastward lines that cross three offshore reef Tracks during the time period July 2000 to the present using self-recording temperature gauges (NCEI Accession 0000829). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000829. 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 -80.077343
Bbox North Lat 26.159952
Bbox South Lat 26.020458
Bbox West Long -80.112007
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2002-11-30

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