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Water temperature collected at multiple depths from a mooring in Lake Superior, Great Lakes region from 2021-05-21 to 2023-06-09 (NCEI Accession 0281724)

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Vertical water temperature observational data for one location in the central basin of Lake Superior from May 2021 through June 2023. This mooring was located approximately 46 miles north of Rock River, Michigan. Vertical water temperature observations were collected at 22 depths, the maximum depth of this mooring location was 205 m. The temperature measurements were collected continuously during this time period with an accuracy of ±0.002 °C. Note, there are two files for the 2021-2023 observations, including 30 minute and 1 minute time intervals.
  • Cite as: Mason, Lacey; NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2023). Water temperature collected at multiple depths from a mooring in Lake Superior, Great Lakes region from 2021-05-21 to 2023-06-09 (NCEI Accession 0281724). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0281724. Accessed [date].
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  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-4 classic model)
    • File Specification: NCEI_NetCDF_TimeSeriesProfile_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0, ACDD-1.3, CF-1.6
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Time Period 2021-05-21 to 2023-06-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -87
East: -86
South: 46.5
North: 47.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2023-08-15
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: 1ALF33
Purpose These temperature data were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA-GLERL). Temperature measurements collected at high resolution in both time and vertical space are critical to 1) assess inter-annual variability of the thermal structure of the Great Lakes; 2) test three-dimensional model parameterization; 3) understand vertical mixing processes; and 4) to aid in interpreting biological and other environmental data.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Mason, Lacey; NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2023). Water temperature collected at multiple depths from a mooring in Lake Superior, Great Lakes region from 2021-05-21 to 2023-06-09 (NCEI Accession 0281724). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0281724. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • 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
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • SeaBird (SBE39, SBE56)
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Mason, Lacey; NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2023). Water temperature collected at multiple depths from a mooring in Lake Superior, Great Lakes region from 2021-05-21 to 2023-06-09 (NCEI Accession 0281724). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0281724. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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
  • 2023-08-15T19:48:19Z - NCEI Accession 0281724 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SeaBird (SBE39, SBE56); Sampling and Analyzing Method: In situ sensor.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • mooring
  • temperature sensor
Platform
  • moorings
Last Modified: 2023-11-15T17:36:48Z
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