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Water Quality, Nutrients and Chlorophyll Data in Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and Offshore Reefs (NCEI Accession 0248362)

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The dataset is from monthly Biscayne Bay Water Quality Sampling. Sites were selected to overlap with locations occupied by FDEP and DERM in order to increase temporal resolution of their long-term monthly datasets. To achieve this, our sampling typically occurs during the third week of every month to increase sample frequency to biweekly instead of monthly. Sampling is conducted from a small research vessel. An EXO is deployed to collect in-situ water quality measurements at every station, including temperature, salinity, chlorophyll and dissolved oxygen. pH is measured using a pH probe. Secchi depth is also measured using a secchi disc. At every station, two 5L niskin bottles are deployed, one to collect surface samples and one to collect bottom samples. Sample bottles are rinsed three times with sample water before being filled. Bottles are stored on ice in the field and brought back to the laboratory for analysis. Samples are filtered immediately upon returning to the lab. Water samples for nutrient analysis are filtered using a 0.45 mM filter and frozen until analysis. Water samples collected for chlorophyll-a analysis are filtered onto glass microfiber filters, with each filter stored in individual sample tubes and stored in the -80°C freezer until analysis. Nutrient samples are analyzed for ammonia, soluble reactive phosphorus, nitrate+nitrite, nitrite, and silicate on a SEAL AA3 Autoanalyzer following EPA methods and NELAC standards. Chlorophyll-a is analyzed on a fluorometer following EPA methods and NELAC standards. Field duplicates are also collected and analyzed at a subset of stations to ensure quality control.
  • Cite as: Fine, Alexandra; Montes, Enrique; Milton, Emily; Christian, Tyler; Kelble, Christopher R.; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (2022). Water Quality, Nutrients and Chlorophyll Data in Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and Offshore Reefs (NCEI Accession 0248362). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0248362. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2021-09-21 to 2023-12-23
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -80.18726022
East: -80.08113
South: 25.71883
North: 25.84471133
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2022-03-15
  • revision: 2024-05-17
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: JC4DCH updated by 8G7M4L

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Fine, Alexandra; Montes, Enrique; Milton, Emily; Christian, Tyler; Kelble, Christopher R.; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (2022). Water Quality, Nutrients and Chlorophyll Data in Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and Offshore Reefs (NCEI Accession 0248362). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0248362. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Numeric Data Sets > Chemistry
  • Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
  • Numeric Data Sets > Water Quality
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Ammonia
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Dissolved Gases
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrate
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrite
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrogen > Dissolved Inorganic
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nutrients
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Phosphate
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Silicate
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > pH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords Provider Platform Names
  • R/V Cable
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Dade County > Biscayne (25N080W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Dade County > Miami (25N080W0018)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Upper Florida Keys (24N080W0018)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Biscayne Bay > Biscayne (25N080W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Miami (25N080W0018)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Upper Florida Keys (24N080W0018)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 31251
  • 31352
  • Calibrating and Validating watershed models for Government Cut, FL
  • Integrating LBSP into the investigation of resilient coral genotypes and ongoing CRCP programs
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Fine, Alexandra; Montes, Enrique; Milton, Emily; Christian, Tyler; Kelble, Christopher R.; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (2022). Water Quality, Nutrients and Chlorophyll Data in Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and Offshore Reefs (NCEI Accession 0248362). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0248362. 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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Processing Steps
  • 2022-03-15T18:24:48Z - NCEI Accession 0248362 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-03-17T20:04:36Z - NCEI Accession 0248362 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2024-05-17T23:14:58Z - NCEI Accession 0248362 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: ppt; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
  • Parameter or Variable: pH (measured); Units: pH; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pH sensors.
  • Parameter or Variable: DISSOLVED OXYGEN (measured); Units: mg/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
  • Parameter or Variable: silicate (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer.
  • Parameter or Variable: NITRITE (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer.
  • Parameter or Variable: nitrate + nitrite content (concentration) (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Cadmium column reduction.
  • Parameter or Variable: NITRATE (calculated); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer.
  • Parameter or Variable: AMMONIA (NH3) (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer.
  • Parameter or Variable: PHOSPHATE - SOLUBLE REACTIVE (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: nutrient autoanalyzer.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: microgram/liter; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: mg/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
  • Parameter or Variable: Secchi depth (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Secchi disk.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • fluorometer
  • multi-parameter water quality sensor
  • nutrient autoanalyzer
  • pH sensor
  • Secchi disk
Last Modified: 2024-05-18T06:04:53Z
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