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South Atlantic Bight Synoptic Offshore Observational Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web for near-real time, updated hourly; time series plots for variables for most recent one-day, seven-day and thirty-day intervals DODS server (OpenDAP); Postgres database maintained at the Skidaway Institute; specific large-volume queries on request
REQUEST PROCEDURE
access through DODS server; selected met and surface ocean properties are sent by automated ftp to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC); towers are registered stations in the NDBC Coastal Marine Automated Network (CMAN); those data can be accessed through the NDBC web site; R2 tower as "SPAG1"; M2R6 tower as "SKMG1"; R8 tower as "TYBG1"
Surface In-Situ Networks
Meteorological and ocean property observations at offshore Navy towers.
CONTACT
Jim Nelson
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411
(912) 598-2400
jim.nelson@skio.usg.edu
http://www.skio.usg.edu/?p=aboutus/people/nelson/index
SECONDARY CONTACT
Trent Moore
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-3308
trent.moore@skio.usg.edu
http://www.skio.usg.edu/research/sabsoon/index.php
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameGA SABSOON
CollectiveNDBC; SEACOOS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationGeorgia
Number of Stations3
Map of Stationshttp://www.skio.usg.edu/research/sabsoon/tower.php
Categorymeteorology, oceanography, radiation
Parameters (Most)R2: MET: wind speed & direction; air temperature; dew point; relative humidity; barometric pressure; 24 hr cumulative precipitation; short-wave radiation; long-wave radiation; photosynthetically available radiation IN-WATER: near-surface and near-bottom packages measuring water temperature, conductivity, salinity (calculated), depth (pressure), chlorophyll fluorescence, photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) water level, significant wave height & period; currents at 1-m intervals through the water column; UW video
Paramters (Limited)M2R6, R8 towers: Met packages (as above); Surface irradiance (short- and long-wave radiation, PAR); Near-surface water temperature, salinity (R8 only, not continuous) Currents (bottom-mounted adcp; not currently active)
Archivehttp://www.skio.usg.edu/research/sabsoon/index.php
Period of RecordR2 tower -- September, 1999 (Met, waves initially; others added later);
Temporal Resolutionmost parameters at 6 min intervals; pressure (for water level and significant wave ht & period) sampled at 2 Hz
Data Seasonhourly transfer at top of the hour
Data Availabilityweb display updated ~40-45 min after retrieval (40 min to 1 hr 45 min from collection time)
Other PurposesCoastal Ocean Monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
N/A
REMARKS
Recent funding constraints have limited our ability to service instruments on M2R6 and R8 towers; data availability from those locations is presently inconsistent.
UPDATED ON
2 Nov 2009 12:21