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Oceanographic and surface meteorological water parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network, ReCON, Grand Haven South Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2006-04-20 to 2007-10-25 (NCEI Accession 0211090)

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NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory collected the data from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network, ReCON, Grand Haven South Buoy, Lake Michigan, an in-situ moored station, in the Great Lakes during the open water season of 2006 and 2007. The ReCON buoy provides continuous, real-time observations facilitates modification of sampling parameters in anticipation of episodic events, facilitates collection of field samples in response to episodic events, supports long term research, and contributes to sensor and system development. Parameters collected include air temperature, currents, depth, pressure, water temperature, waves (period, height, direction), and wind direction and speed. The block of text at the beginning of each file contains information about the location and sensor used to collect data and the data headers followed by the observed data. Column 1 of the data is the timestamp, column 2 is the observed data, and column 3, where applicable, the QARTOD flag. Five QARTOD tests were run including gross range, climatological, spike, rate of change, and flat line tests. The highest value from the five tests were included under the “Qartod” column. If data were known to be invalid, that line of data was removed from the dataset.
  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Oceanographic and surface meteorological water parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network, ReCON, Grand Haven South Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2006-04-20 to 2007-10-25 (NCEI Accession 0211090). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0211090. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2006-04-20 to 2007-10-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.1
S: 43
E: -86.2
W: -86.3
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Associated Resources
  • Oceanographic, surface meteorological, and chemical water quality parameter data collected from moored Real-time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) buoys in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory since 2004
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  • A wireless real‐time coastal observation network
  • Societal benefits of the Real-Time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON): Implications for municipal drinking water quality
  • Great Lakes Meteorological Real-Time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON)
  • Observing Systems and Advanced Technology
  • ReCON Data File Archive
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:GLERL-ReCON
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-07-15
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: FPU8PA
Purpose The goal of the ReCON project is to develop a national network of coastal buoys capable of seabed to sea-surface observations. This wireless Internet observation system, with shore stations at coastal locations covering approximately 800 square miles of sea surface, uses commercially available networking equipment allowing straightforward integration into a nationwide network. Each system collects meteorological data and provides sub-surface measurements of chemical, biological, and physical parameters. The system is designed to allow controlled access to multi-institutional users through surface buoys and sub-surface sensor guest ports located on an underwater hub. The observation network currently provides environmental data to state, federal, and university researchers, educators and resource managers.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Oceanographic and surface meteorological water parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network, ReCON, Grand Haven South Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2006-04-20 to 2007-10-25 (NCEI Accession 0211090). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0211090. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: Great Lakes Observing System
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Submitter Data Type Keyword
  • wind speed maximum
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords Provider Platform Names
  • moored buoy
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • ADCP WorkHorse Meter
  • Campbell Scientific 109 Temperature Probe
  • Paroscientific Digiquartz 8060 Pressure Sensor
  • R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor
  • R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor (using KVH AutoComp 1000 Fluxgate Compass for north reference)
  • Yellow Springs YSI 6000/6600 Sonde
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
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  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Oceanographic and surface meteorological water parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network, ReCON, Grand Haven South Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2006-04-20 to 2007-10-25 (NCEI Accession 0211090). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0211090. Accessed [date].
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  • 2020-07-15T20:34:28Z - NCEI Accession 0211090 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: AIR TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Campbell Scientific 109 Temperature Probe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 5 minute average of data samples taken at 5 second interval; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: DEPTH - SENSOR (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI 6000/6600 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Single sample at each time stamp.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI 6000/6600 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Single sample at each time stamp.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND DIRECTION - AVERAGE (measured); Units: degrees north; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor (using KVH AutoComp 1000 Fluxgate Compass for north reference); Sampling and Analyzing Method: Wind direction (direction wind is coming from) in degrees (0 is magnetic North; 90 is East; range is 0 to 360). 5 minute average of data samples taken at 5 second interval.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND SPEED - AVERAGE (measured); Units: meters per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 5 minute average of data samples taken at 5 second interval. Sensor is located at 2.5 meters above water surface.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND SPEED - MAXIMUM (measured); Units: meters per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Maximum value in 5 minutes of data samples taken at 5 second interval. Sensor is located at 2.5 meters above water surface.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - EAST/WEST COMPONENT (U) (measured); Units: cm per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 20 minute vector average of data samples taken at 5 second interval; Data Quality Method: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: CURRENT SPEED - NORTH/SOUTH COMPONENT (V) (measured); Units: cm per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 20 minute vector average of data samples taken at 5; Data Quality Method: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: WAVE DIRECTION - AVERAGE (measured); Units: degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Mean wave direction over 20 minute sampling period; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WAVE HEIGHT - MAXIMUM (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Maximum wave height in wave ensemble over 20 minute sampling period; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WAVE PERIOD - AVERAGE (measured); Units: seconds; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Mean zero-crossing period over 20 minute sampling period; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WAVE HEIGHT - SIGNIFICANT (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ADCP WorkHorse Meter; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Significant wave height (mean of largest 1/3) over 20 minute sampling period; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE (measured); Units: psi absolute; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Paroscientific Digiquartz 8060 Pressure Sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: A sample taken every 0.5 seconds for at least 20 minutes every hour taken 0.5 meters above water bottom; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
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  • ADCP
  • pressure sensors
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
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