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Time Series of Autonomous Carbonate System Parameter Measurements in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

By Kimberly K. Yates, Christopher S. Moore, and Nathan H. Goldstein

Summary

This data set contains time series measurements of carbonate system parameters including water temperature (°C), conductivity (siemens), pressure (dbars), salinity, pHT (pH on the total scale), carbon dioxide (ppm), dissolved oxygen (micromol/L), and photosynthetically active radiation (microEinsteins). These data were collected in Tampa Bay, Florida by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center using an autonomous instrument package called the Ocean Carbon System (OCS). The OCS consists of five sensors integrated using a Satlantic Stor-X data logger including a Seabird 16plus CTD, a Satlantic SeaFET pH sensor, a Pro-Oceanus CO2-Pro sensor, an Aanderaa oxygen optode, and a Wetlabs Eco-PAR sensor. Each parameter was measured hourly over multiple twenty-four hour time periods, ranging from days to weeks.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
Tampa-Bay-OCS-Data-May-2015.csv
Contains measured parameters from an autonomous ocean carbon system.
Tampa-Bay-OCS-metadata.xml Tampa-Bay-OCS-metadata.txt Tampa-Bay-OCS-May-2015.zip
(23 KB)
Tampa-Bay-OCS-Data-Jan-2016.csv
Contains measured parameters from an autonomous ocean carbon system.
same as above same as above Tampa-Bay-OCS-Jan-2016.zip
(23 KB)

Location of OCS data collection in Upper Tampa Bay and Lower Tampa Bay.
Figure 1. Location of OCS data collection in Upper Tampa Bay and Lower Tampa Bay. Upper Bay site (green circle) located at 8233'15.12"W, 2757'40.5"N. Lower Bay site (red circle) located at 8241'36.96"W, 2738'9.996"N.

Suggested Citation

Yates, K.K., Moore, C.S., and Goldstein, N.H., 2017, Time series of carbonate system parameters in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F77H1GTW.

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