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 (NODC Accession 0000829)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

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 November 2, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 24, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 2, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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 (NODC Accession 0000829). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], 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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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0000829
Harvest Object Id 6627cb47-50d7-41f4-b050-8497985b2579
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2002-11-30

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