Program Info

Website
Region(s)
SE
Summary
Bottom Temperatures on Coral Reefs
Parameters
Depth (ft), water temperature (deg. C)
Notes
Data available to FKNMS Managers and others who monitor and assess environmental conditions that influence FKNMS areas of the Florida Reef Tract.
Application
To document bottom seawater temperature in strategic areas of the Florida Reef Tract on a continuing basis and make that information available to management and research user groups. These thermographs provide valuable information regarding temperature conditions on the sea floor, which indicate the actual environmental exposures for benthic organisms. Initially, the collected data are made available to FKNMS Managers and others who monitor and assess environmental conditions that influence FKNMS areas of the Florida Reef Tract. An archival copy of these data is maintained and available from the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center.
Publications
Data portals
Start
1988
End
Current
Frequency
Continuous
Method
A total of 38 subsurface recording thermographs (Ryan Industries, Inc. and Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. thermographs) have been deployed in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) and at other selected locations on the Florida Reef Tract and associated hydrologic ecosystems. These instruments have been programmed to record at 2 hour intervals and are placed in permanent housings attached to suitable substrate. Data retrieval, servicing and reprogramming for continuous deployment have occurred, on average, annually.
Discontinuity
Due to mechanical problems with some instruments, there are occasional gaps in the data streams from some of the monitoring stations.
Data Location
https://www.coris.noaa.gov/search/catalog/main/home.page Search for "continuous bottom temperature measurements"
Data Format
CSV
Habitats
Water Column Coral/Coral Reef
Recommended Citation
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). (2014). Continuous Bottom Temperature Measurements along the Florida Reef Tract. Updated 09/17/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://dev.seacar.waterinstitute.usf.edu/programs/details/989.

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Contacts
Andy Bruckner

Research Coordinator

Andy.Bruckner@noaa.gov

305-809-4728

Bill Goodwin

Field Scientist

Bill.Goodwin@noaa.gov

305-434-9381

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Florida Keys NMS

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Coral/Coral Reef - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On
Data 0002788.zip 11/27/18 11:35 AM
Data FNKMS temperature data.zip 03/23/20 03:33 PM