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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water Temperature Data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) recovered at coral reef sites in the Marianas Archipelago in 2022 (NCEI Accession 0284762)

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Water temperature data provided in this data set were collected using subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) recovered in 2022 from permanent coral reef sites in the Mariana Archipelago during the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program cruise led by NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division. The high-accuracy temperature loggers made by SeaBird Electronics (SBE) were deployed on the reef for a period of 3 years (or 8 years if the instruments deployed in 2014 were not recovered in 2017) at depths ranging from 0 to ~30 meters along depth transects at Ocean and Climate Change monitoring survey sites. When a STR was recovered, typically another STR was deployed in the same location. Raw data with an original sample interval ranging from 5 to 10 minutes were averaged hourly, and gaps of longer than one hour in the time-series, due to instrument failure or battery death, were padded with null values. Temperature data are archived by region and year recovered. For analysis purposes, temperature sensor deployments are grouped by site, and temperature data from successive deployments at each site are concatenated.
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water Temperature Data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) recovered at coral reef sites in the Marianas Archipelago in 2022 (NCEI Accession 0284762). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0284762. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2014-05-07 to 2022-08-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: 144.6992
East: 145.8535
South: 13.24121
North: 20.54514
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Associated Resources
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water temperature data from subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in the Mariana Archipelago
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  • Coral Reef Conservation Program (2016). Documentation for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) data archived at NCEI (NCEI Accession 0157633). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157633.
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water Temperature Data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in the Mariana Archipelago from 2011 to 2022, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/37071.
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NCRMP-STR-Marianas
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2023-12-01
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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: 4R8HRU
Purpose Water temperature data are collected using subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) that aid in the monitoring of seawater temperature variability at coral reef sites in the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas as part of the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). NCRMP details a long term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis. To support a long-term Coral Reef Conservation Program for sustainable management and conservation of coral reef ecosystems water temperature time series data—along with other data collected at the survey sites (archived separately under NCRMP)—are used to help scientists assess and understand how coral reefs monitored by the NOAA Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) are responding to thermal stress. The NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach will consolidate monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. NCRMP is funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and supported by NOAA Fisheries, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), NOAA Coral Reef Watch, and many other partners. The Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) at NOAA Fisheries is leading in-situ climate monitoring in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region. The climate component of NCRMP in the Pacific provides a comprehensive view of climate change impacts on coral reef ecosystems and helps identify areas of resilience and vulnerability. The key indicators used to identify and monitor climate-driven trends include 1) thermal stress caused by changes in sea temperature, 2) ocean acidification resulting from changes in carbonate chemistry, and 3) ecological impacts by collecting data on coral growth rates, erosion, and community structure to understand the impacts of thermal stress and ocean acidification on the ecosystem. Each year, ESD scientists work closely with CRCP and partners during Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) missions to collect data using moored oceanographic (subsurface temperature recorders) and ecological (calcification accretion units [CAUs] and autonomous reef monitoring structures [ARMS]) instruments stationed at fixed sites in the Pacific Ocean, and water samples collected by divers. The in-situ data and satellite-based observations are also used in modeling efforts. Innovative analysis techniques are used to develop products that give fellow scientists, managers, decision makers and the public a better understanding of a region’s resources and how they are changing over time.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water Temperature Data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) recovered at coral reef sites in the Marianas Archipelago in 2022 (NCEI Accession 0284762). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0284762. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Physical
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Theme Keywords
  • NCRMP
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
  • RAMP
  • Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • CRED
  • CREP
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
  • ESD
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords Provider Platform Names
  • RAINIER (Call Sign WTEF - NODC Code 315R)
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instrument Keywords
  • STR
  • Subsurface temperature recorder
  • Temperature Sensors
  • temperature logger
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Place Names
  • CNMI
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Mariana Archipelago
  • Mariana Islands
  • Marianas
  • Marianas Trench National Monument
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 587
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
  • Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Monitoring coral reef ecosystems of the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water Temperature Data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) recovered at coral reef sites in the Marianas Archipelago in 2022 (NCEI Accession 0284762). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0284762. Accessed [date].
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  • 2023-12-01T15:16:11Z - NCEI Accession 0284762 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Temperature Sensors.
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  • temperature sensor
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