Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NCEI Accession 0116390)

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

The Water Quality Act of 1987 established the National Estuary Program, which has as one of its objectives the formation of citizen groups for monitoring the quality of coastal waters. One such group that formed to monitor Mobile Bay was called Baywatch.

Under the guidance of Dr. George Crozier of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), and in association with the Mobile Field Office of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), citizens were trained to collect and analyze water samples once a week between 10am and 2pm for 50 stations located in the Mobile Bay delta, Mississippi Sound, Weeks Bay, Perdido Bay, and several local streams. Parameters measured included water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, air temperature, and rainfall. Water temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen were measured from both surface and bottom waters where possible.

The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding of the processes affecting the waters of coastal Alabama.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-15T05:15:46Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 13, 2014 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T05:15:46Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 13, 2014 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0116390
Access Constraints Cite as: Crozier, G. (2014). Chemical and Physical Data of the Coastal Environment in Mobile Bay, Alabama collected by Citizen Monitoring from January 1991 to December 1993 (NCEI Accession 0116390). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0116390. Accessed [date]., 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.
Bbox East Long -87.45
Bbox North Lat 30.8335
Bbox South Lat 30.2718
Bbox West Long -88.1683
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1991-01-02
Temporal Extent End 1993-12-29

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