Parks in this Network
Parks monitored: Glacier Bay
Regular collection of physical oceanographic parameters has taken place in Glacier Bay since 1993. Over time the frequency of measurements has occasionally been amended and staff have turned over. But a solid continuous data series taken using consistent methods, locations, and equipment has been collected. It is made available for direct downloading on this website.
The purpose of this sampling is to compile a dataset of oceanographic conditions from Glacier Bay that can be used to 1) better understand seasonal and interannual changes in the local and regional oceanographic dynamics and 2) better understand spatial and temporal variation in the abundance patterns of marine organisms including phytoplankton, zooplankton, marine invertebrates, fishes, mammals and seabirds. Measured and derived parameters that comprise this dataset include temperature, salinity, stratification, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), optical backscatterance (OBS; turbidity), chlorophyll fluorescence, and dissolved oxygen.
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Deliverables Produced for this Vital Sign
The following information products are maintained by this monitoring program. Full details are available in chapter 4 of the monitoring protocols. All these products are certified to meet the mandatory quality specifications detailed in the protocols.
|OC_A||CON calibration files.|
|OC_B||Raw HEX data files.|
|OC_C||CNV calibrated instrument readings binned into one meter segments and expressed in engineering units.|
|OC_D||Database containing cumulative final certified observations.|
|OC_F||National Oceanographic Data Center repository submissions.|
|OC_G||Certificates of calibration for individual instruments.|
|OC_H||Field log sheets.|
|OC_I||Protocol documents defining the oceanographic monitoring program (under the Program tab).|
|OC_J||Data availability matrix showing months each parameter was observed.|
|OC_K||Annual report summarizing operations and data (under the Reports & Analyses tab).|
|OC_L||Periodic analysis reviewing trends in the collected parameters (under the Reports & Analyses / Other Reports tab).|
|OC_M||Data quality assignment report used to flag database rows judged to be anomalous for various reasons.|
- Map of Station Locations
- Calibration Files [CON]
- Raw Cast Data [HEX]
- Processed Cast Data [CNV]
- Database Query and Download
- NOAA NODC Repository
- Calibration Certifications
- Field Log Images
- Data Availability by Time
- Data Quality Assignments
- Detailed Station Characteristics
- Parameter Ranges Encountered