Broward County Florida thermographic data collected at twelve locations along four eastward lines that cross three offshore reef Tracks during the time period July 2000 to the present using self-recording temperature gauges (NCEI Accession 0000829)


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            title:  Broward County Florida thermographic data collected at twelve locations along four eastward lines that cross three offshore reef Tracks during the time period July 2000 to the present using self-recording temperature gauges (NCEI Accession 0000829)
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        abstract:  Broward County Florida has responsibility for the resource management of coral reefs in marine waters adjacent to Broward County. The Department of Planning and Environmental Protection is assigned the duties of monitoring the health of the coral reefs. Environmental stresses are a limiting factor in the biomass and diversity, and maintaining these populations of coral species requires an understanding of the environmental factors. One of these factors is the water temperature. Visual surveys are conducted by divers, and the staff has implemented an environmental monitoring program with water temperature as the first measured parameter. The monitoring program is on a "not to interfere basis" using self-recording thermographs for data acquisition. The thermographs are placed along coral reef tracks located in three separate bands near the northern most extent of the natural range for corals. The raw data are captured from the recorder by means of a laptop computer using transfer and conversion software provided by the instrument's vendor. Upon return to the office, the raw data are transferred to separate files that are then loaded into spreadsheet files. Each spreadsheet file corresponds to a single location and only one instrument. Twelve spreadsheet files are updated every sixty days for the dynamic raw data; the static geographical information is stored in a separate spreadsheet file.
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                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata are developed, maintained and distributed by NCEI. Updates are performed as needed to maintain currentness.
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  thermistor
            type:  thermistor
            description:  electronic temperature sensor thermally sensitive resistor