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National Estuarine Research Reserve System - NERRS - Meteorological Data

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

Meteorological data provide information on atmospheric conditions that can affect water quality and biological and physical processes. Core elements currently measured at each National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) include air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). Optional parameters include total solar radiation.Each site maintains at least one meteorological station. Stations are placed at locations typical of local conditions or in areas where a specific need for weather data has been identified. Data are reported at 15 minute intervals. Prior to 2007, hourly and daily average data were also reported. The National Estuarine Research Reserves is a network of 30 reserves protected for long-term research, ecosystem monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act, the reserve system is a partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding, national guidance, and technical assistance. Each reserve is managed on daily basis by a lead state agency or university with input from local partners. These data are collected as part of the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), which includes (1) abiotic indicators of water quality and weather, (2) biological monitoring, and (3) watershed, habitat, and land use mapping. Data were collected under individual Reserve NOAA grant/cooperative agreements and managed by the CDMO under NOAA grant/cooperative agreement #NA22NOS4200128 (2022) and prior grants. For more information on Reserve locations and programs, please visit www.nerrsdata.org or https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party (Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47714
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: National Estuarine Research Reserve System - NERRS - Meteorological Data [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47714., Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The NERRS retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). System-wide Monitoring Program. Data accessed from the NOAA NERRS Centralized Data Management Office website: www.nerrsdata.org/; accessed 12 October 2023., Distribution Liability: The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data.The data are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures allow. These procedures are descibed in the detailed metadata statement enclosed within any data transmission. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons.
Bbox East Long -62.4
Bbox North Lat 61.648
Bbox South Lat 17.706
Bbox West Long -160.4
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id aa997ff6-03f5-49a6-a18a-755539723bf9
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Data were run through automated quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) checks for sensor range, missing, or garbled data. Field checks are performed monthly to ensure that equipment is operating properly. Sensors are calibrated per manufacturer's instructions and CDMO protocols. Additional QAQC is performed by Reserve staff and the CDMO as described at: www.nerrsdata.org/data/qaqc.cfm.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-160.4, 17.706], [-62.4, 17.706], [-62.4, 61.648], [-160.4, 61.648], [-160.4, 17.706]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001-01-01

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