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Accession: PHY-GCEM-0303f2 Research Theme: Physical Oceanography (Monitoring)
Contributors: Jackson O. Blanton, Julie Amft, Ken Helm, Wade Sheldon
Title: Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE8_Hydro (Altamaha River near Aligator Creek) from 01-Jan-2002 through 31-Dec-2002
Abstract: Conductivity, temperature and pressure were measured continuously at Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER sampling location GCE8_Hydro (Altamaha River near Aligator Creek) from 01-Jan-2002 through 31-Dec-2002. Observations were logged at 30 minute intervals by moored Sea-Bird Electronics MicroCAT 37-SM data loggers and downloaded approximately bimonthly. Salinity, depth and sigma-t 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.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/8b4792a6cca8ccebba2421b5295b9c06
Key Words: conductivity, daily, density, depth, GCE8, Hydrographic Moorings, hydrography, monitoring, moorings, pressure, salinity, sonde, temperature, water column, water quality
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Matter
Research Themes: GCE2 Q2 - Domain Patterns, GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain, Physical Oceanography
Study Period: 01-Jan-2002 to 31-Dec-2002
Study Sites:
GCE-AL -- Altamaha River, Georgia, USA
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Project References: GCE Hydrographic Monitoring, Salinity variations across the GCE domain
Publications:

Sheldon, J.E. and Burd, A.B. 2014. Alternating Effects of Climate Drivers on Altamaha River Discharge to Coastal Georgia, USA. Estuaries and Coasts. 37:772788. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-013-9715-z)

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Data Table: PHY-GCEM-0303f2 (Main data table for data set PHY-GCEM-0303f2, 17520 records)

Access: Public (released 01-May-2003)

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

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [2261.21kb],  Text File [2027.48kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [3334.55kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [3110.22kb],  Text Report [2165.81kb]

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Data Table: PHY-GCEM-0303f2_Daily (Derived data table for data set PHY-GCEM-0303f2 containing daily-aggregated statistical summary data, 365 records)

Access: Public (released 01-May-2003)

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

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [145.78kb],  Text File [133.53kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [617.17kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [445.58kb],  Text Report [212.49kb]

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Citation: Blanton, Jackson O. 2003. Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE8_Hydro (Altamaha River near Aligator Creek) from 01-Jan-2002 through 31-Dec-2002. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/8b4792a6cca8ccebba2421b5295b9c06

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. 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.