Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Meteorological Data, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47714.

Item Identification

Title: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Meteorological Data
Short Name: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Meteorological Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

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 28 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 #NA16NOS4200125 (2016) and prior grants. For more information on Reserve locations and programs, please visit www.nerrsdata.org or www.nerrs.noaa.gov.

Purpose:

To identify and track short-term variability and long-term changes in the integrity and biodiversity of representative estuarine ecosystems and coastal watersheds for the purpose of contributing to effective national, regional and site specific coastal zone management.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

NERRS Centralized Data Management Office(CDMO)

cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu

843-904-9003

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED/WIND DIRECTION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
None data
None estuary
None meteorological
None oceanographic
None physical
None rainfall total
None station
None weather

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
None carribbean
None pacific islands
None U.S. coastal waters
None U.S. east coast
None U.S. territorial waters
None U.S. west coast

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2001-01-01
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.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 598599
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 596423
Date Effective From: 2001
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NERRS Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO)
Email Address: cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu
URL: Website home page

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596422
W° Bound: -160.4
E° Bound: -62.4
N° Bound: 61.648
S° Bound: 17.706

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596421
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data 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: http://www.nerrsdata.org/; accessed 12 October 2012.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 596424
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: CSV

Data Quality

Completeness Measure:

Datasets contain monthly samples throughout the year unless otherwise noted.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

All NERR SWMP data incur primary data QAQC (automated checks) at the CDMO within one week of data retrieval as the provisional data are ingested into the CDMO database. The data are then emailed back to the Reserve where Reserve staff use tools provided by the CDMO, Microsoft Excel macros, to perform secondary QAQC on the data. Data that have been through secondary QAQC are submitted back to the CDMO and ingested into the database quarterly and again annually; these data are posted as provisional plus. After annual submission to the CDMO is complete, the data undergo final tertiary QAQC by the CDMO. The data and its accompanying metadata documentation are checked for completeness before dissemination as authenticated historical data via the CDMO Online Data Information Server at www.nerrsdata.org. Processing/QAQC stages are clearly denoted within the data file transmission and are ongoing, the process date given below reflects the years this metadata record was created.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47714
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:35+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-28 12:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog