Continuous bottom temperature measurements in strategic areas of the Florida Reef Tract at Boca Grande Channel, 2007 - 2008 and 2012 (NODC Accession 0093019)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The purpose of this project is to document bottom seawater temperature in strategic areas of the Florida Reef Tract on a continuing basis and make that information available to management and research user groups. This ongoing project began in 1988. A total of 38 subsurface recording thermographs have been deployed in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) and at other selected locations on the Florida Reef Tract and associated hydrologic ecosystems. These instruments were originally programmed to record at 2 hour intervals; however starting in 2011, they are being refurbished and programmed to operate every ten minutes. Also, to avoid confusion, they are programmed to record on Universal Time Coordinated (UTC), also known as Greenich Mean Time, which is independent of Daylight Saving Time changes. They are placed in permanent housings attached to suitable substrate. Data retrieval, servicing and reprogramming for continuous deployment have occurred, on average, annually. Initially, the collected data are made available to FKNMS Managers and others who monitor and assess environmental conditions that influence FKNMS areas of the Florida Reef Tract. An archival copy of these data is maintained and available from the U.S. U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher US National Oceanographic Data Center (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0093019
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2012-11-20
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 9e22bc069c60f720f232e4e490554a0b40e5d21f
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2007-09-26T00:00:00/2012-06-14T00:00:00

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