Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.13.21)

SBC LTER: Reef: Bottom Temperature: Continuous water temperature, ongoing since 2000

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.13.21 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/704ae1187eb55f3052c8ba46ec26e76f
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.13

Giant kelp forests and the organisms living within them are exposed to a variable environment where biotic and abiotic drivers may affect populations and biological processes on the scale of hours to decades. To examine temporal and spatial patterns of temperature in giant kelp forests, SBC has measured ambient water temperature at nine reef sites located along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel and at two sites on the north side Santa Cruz Island beginning in 2000.

Two submersible temperature loggers, sampling every 30 minutes and offset from each other by 15 minutes, are deployed so that data is recorded every 15 minutes at each site. Temperature loggers were retrieved and replaced bi-annually with a new logger, typically in the early summer (June-July) and in early winter (January-March). These temperature loggers measure temperature in water within a range of -20°C to 30°C, and accuracy of ± 0.20°C at 25°C.

Short Name: Reef bottom water temperature
Publication Date: 2017-12-07
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Bottom water temperature, all years
continous temperature at permanent reef sites
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Bottom Temperature: Continuous water temperature, ongoing since 2000. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/704ae1187eb55f3052c8ba46ec26e76f

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 LTER, Santa Barbara Coastal
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Ocean_biogeochemistry
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro, Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Quemado, Bullito, Carpinteria, Goleta Bay, Isla Vista, Mohawk, Naples, Santa Cruz Island, Diablo, Santa Cruz Island, Twin Harbor West
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Water Temperature
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Marine, Temperature

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