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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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NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory has collected observations from in-situ Real-time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) moored buoys during the open water season, in the Great Lakes since 2004. The ReCON buoy network provides continuous, real-time observations facilitates modification of sampling parameters in anticipation of episodic events, facilitates the 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, chlorophyll, conductivity, current profiles, depth, dissolved organic matter, dissolved oxygen, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), pressure (hydrostatic), specific conductivity, total dissolved solids, water temperature, wind direction and speed, and wave height, direction and period. Five quality assurance for real-time oceanographic data (QARTOD) tests were run on the observations including gross range, climatological, spike, rate of change, and flat line tests. The highest value from the five tests was 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, 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. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/jvks-b587. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2004-08-02 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.0
S: 41.5
E: -81.5
W: -87.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-04-10
  • revision: 2021-10-21
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 80KA9W
Purpose The goal of the ReCON program is to develop a national network of coastal buoys capable of seabed to sea-surface observations. This wireless 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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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). 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. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/jvks-b587. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • 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
  • Flourescent Dissolved Organic Matter (fDOM)
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • WIND SPEED - MAXIMUM
  • altitude
  • fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter (fDOM)
  • fluoroscent dissolved organic matter (fDOM)
  • phycocyanin (blue-green algae)
  • specific conductivity
  • total dissolved solids(TDS)
Submitter Data Type Keyword
  • wind speed maximum
Submitter Datatype Keyword
  • atmospheric pressure
Submitter data types
  • 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 NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes Provider Platform Names
  • Saginaw Bay Light #1 station
  • moored bouy
  • moored buoy
Provider Platforms
  • moored buoy
Submitter platform
  • moored buoy
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instrument Types
  • ADCP WorkHorse Meter
  • Biospherical QSP-2150 PAR Sensor
  • 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
Provider Instruments
  • ADCP 300 KHz WorkHorse Meter
  • ADCP WorkHorse Meter
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor
  • 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
  • Campbell Scientific 109 Temperature Probe
  • Campbell Scientific 109 Temperature Probe & AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX
  • LI-COR LI-190R PAR Sensor
  • Mensor Series 6000 Digital Pressure Sensor
  • Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter
  • 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)
  • RD Instruments 600 KHz
  • RD Instruments 600 KHz H-ADCP Current Meter
  • Yellow Springs YSI 6000/6600 Sonde
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter & Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & SeaBird SBE16plus CTD Sensor
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde& Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde&Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter & Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe
Submitter instrument
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 05106 Marine Wind Monitor
  • AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX & R.M. Young 61302V
  • Campbell Scientific 109 Temperature Probe & AirMar Weather Station Model 200WX
  • LI-COR LI-190R PAR Sensor
  • Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter & SeaBird SBE16plus CTD Sensor
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & SeaBird SBE16plus CTD Sensor
  • Yellow Springs YSI EXO2 Sonde & SeaBird SBE16plus CTD Sensor & Nortek AWAC 600 KHz Meter & Campbell Scientific 109 Temp. Probe
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Location Keywords
  • Lake Huron
  • Lake Michigan
Provider Place Names
  • Lake Erie
Submitter place
  • Lake Michigan
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Provider Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). 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. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/jvks-b587. 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
  • 2020-04-10T01:10:32Z - NCEI Accession 0209234 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-04-23T21:34:33Z - NCEI Accession 0209234 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-05-29T21:10:32Z - NCEI Accession 0210569 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-06T14:31:35Z - NCEI Accession 0211006 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-10T19:29:18Z - NCEI Accession 0211085 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-10T21:01:41Z - NCEI Accession 0211086 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-15T20:34:28Z - NCEI Accession 0211090 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-31T16:29:19Z - NCEI Accession 0215154 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-31T19:13:15Z - NCEI Accession 0213376 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-07-31T20:20:23Z - NCEI Accession 0213627 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-09-10T13:00:55Z - NCEI Accession 0210871 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-09-10T18:09:13Z - NCEI Accession 0219910 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-09-14T15:59:38Z - NCEI Accession 0210803 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-09-14T15:59:53Z - NCEI Accession 0210662 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-09-14T17:06:27Z - NCEI Accession 0210802 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-10-28T19:29:55Z - NCEI Accession 0213627 was revised and v2.2 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • barometers
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • CTD
  • current meter
  • laboratory analysis
  • meteorological sensors
  • oceanic dropsonde
  • PAR Sensor
  • pressure sensors
  • temperature probe
  • thermometer
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Platform
  • MOORINGS
Last Modified: 2021-10-21T00:13:56Z
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