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Oceanographic and surface meteorological parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Muskegon M45 Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2016-04-12 to 2019-10-07 (NCEI Accession 0215154)

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NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory collected the data from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Muskegon M45 Buoy, Lake Michigan, an in-situ moored station, in the Great Lakes. Observations were collected during the open water seasons of 2016, 2017, 2019.

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 chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, other oceanographic parameters, and meteorological parameters. 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 parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Muskegon M45 Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2016-04-12 to 2019-10-07 (NCEI Accession 0215154). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0215154. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2016-04-12 to 2019-10-07
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.3
S: 43.2
E: -86.4
W: -86.5
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General Documentation
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: 2020-07-31
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: 6BUDFK
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 parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Muskegon M45 Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2016-04-12 to 2019-10-07 (NCEI Accession 0215154). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0215154. 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 Provider Keywords
  • Dissolved oxygen - saturation
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • altitude
  • fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter (fDOM)
  • phycocyanin (blue-green algae)
  • specific conductivity
  • 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
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 61302V
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & Vaisala HMP 110 RH
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX &R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor
  • LI-COR LI-190R PAR Sensor
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde& Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Location Keywords
  • Lake Michigan
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Oceanographic and surface meteorological parameter data collected from moored Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Muskegon M45 Buoy, Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes region by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory from 2016-04-12 to 2019-10-07 (NCEI Accession 0215154). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0215154. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • 2020-07-31T16:29:25Z - NCEI Accession 0215154 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe; 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: AIR TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & Vaisala HMP 110 RH; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 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: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: microsiemens per centimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; 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 EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: DISSOLVED OXYGEN (measured); Units: micrograms per liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved oxygen - saturation (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: specific conductivity (measured); Units: microsiemens per centimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND DIRECTION (measured); Units: degrees N; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 minute unit vector average of data samples taken at 5 second interval. Using AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX for north reference.; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND SPEED (measured); Units: meters per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 minute scalar 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 - maximum (measured); Units: meters per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 minute scalar 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: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: Relative Fluoresence Units (RFU); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: turbidity (measured); Units: NTU; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: altitude (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Best value in 2 minute sampling period; Data Quality Method: n/a.
  • Parameter or Variable: phycocyanin (blue-green algae) (measured); Units: Relative Fluoresence Units (RFU); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter (fDOM) (measured); Units: Relative Fluoresence Units (RFU); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVE RADIATION (PAR) (measured); Units: micromole per meter squared per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: LI-COR LI-190R PAR Sensor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 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: pH (measured); Units: pH; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) (measured); Units: micrograms per liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde; Sampling and Analyzing Method: single sample; Data Quality Method: Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Real Time Oceanographic Data cf. https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/.
  • Parameter or Variable: BAROMETRIC PRESSURE (measured); Units: millibars; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 61302V; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 2 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/.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • barometers
  • CTD
  • PAR Sensor
  • temperature probe
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