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Accession: PHY-GCEM-1810d Research Theme: Physical Oceanography (Monitoring)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, Jacob Shalack, Wade Sheldon, Adam Sapp, Tim Montgomery, Brendan Manley
Title: Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE6_Hydro (Doboy Sound south of Sapelo Island, Georgia) from 01-Jan-2017 through 31-Dec-2017
Abstract: Conductivity, temperature and pressure were measured continuously at Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER sampling location GCE6_Hydro (Doboy Sound south of Sapelo Island, Georgia) from 01-Jan-2017 through 31-Dec-2017. Observations were logged at 30 minute intervals by moored Sea-Bird Electronics MicroCAT 37-SM data loggers and downloaded approximately semi-monthly. Salinity, depth and sigma-t (density anomaly) were calculated from the measured parameters using standard UNESCO algorithms. This data set was collected as part of the GCE-LTER Project continuous salinity, temperature and water level monitoring program. Note that measurements from 10-Mar-2017 through 22-Jun-2017 had to be interpolated to create a monotonic time series due to a clock offset error made when deploying the data logger.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/c375c348b0df4fbace9f89ad97c45906
Key Words: conductivity, daily, density, depth, GCE6, Hydrographic Moorings, hydrography, inorganic nutrients, monitoring, mooring, pressure, salinity, sonde, temperature, water column, water quality
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Matter
Research Themes: Q2 - Domain Patterns, GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain, Physical Oceanography
Study Period: 01-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017
Study Sites:
GCE-DB -- Doboy Sound, Georgia, USA
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Project References: GCE Hydrographic Monitoring, Salinity variations across the GCE domain
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Data Table: PHY-GCEM-1810d (Primary data table for data set PHY-GCEM-1810d containing 30 minute observation data, 17520 records)

Access: Public (released 19-Oct-2018)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [2409.29kb],  Text File [2168.90kb],  Text Report [2321.30kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [3520.72kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [3199.64kb]

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Data Table: PHY-GCEM-1810d_Daily (Derived data table for data set PHY-GCEM-1810d containing daily-aggregated statistical summary data, 365 records)

Access: Public (released 19-Oct-2018)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [207.52kb],  Text File [161.00kb],  Text Report [269.56kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [728.18kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [535.20kb]

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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2018. Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE6_Hydro (Doboy Sound south of Sapelo Island, Georgia) from 01-Jan-2017 through 31-Dec-2017. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c375c348b0df4fbace9f89ad97c45906

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.