Program Info

Website
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/terraceia/
Region(s)
SW
Summary
Continuous water quality data are collected at two water quality stations (Station ID's: TCBH, TCFC) located within the Terra Ceia Beach Aquatic Preserve in 15-minute intervals for eight parameters using protocols established by the National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program. AP continuous WQ protocols and metadata: https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Parameters
water temperature (°C), specific conductivity (mS/cm), salinity (psu), dissolved oxygen (%), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), depth (m), pH and turbidity (NTU)
Notes
Data were telemetered back to the AP office the sent via internet to USF St. Petersburg (Mark Luther's lab) where they were processed and also made available on the National Buoy Data Center Website. Office was closed July 2011 - December 2012.
Application
To measure changes in estuarine waters that help provide a better understanding of how human activities and natural events can affect coastal resources and to provide valuable data on the short-term variability and long-term changes in estuaries to researchers, natural resource managers and other coastal decision-makers.
Publications
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
Start
2004
End
2011
Frequency
Continuous
Method
15-minute data collections at fixed stations using YSI 6600 data sondes
Discontinuity
2004-2007, 2010-2011
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal - https://www.floridaapdata.org/ ; http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves; University of South Florida. (2009). Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. Updated 04/05/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/473
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/08/24 12:34 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 473.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Terra Ceia

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS APCWQ_DatasondeSites_20240229.xlsx 02/29/24 03:19 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for AP Portal Data.docx 09/25/20 01:09 PM View Details