Lake Erie Archived Real-Time Data - *** EXPERIMENTAL ***

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Jump to time-series plots of real-time data from western Lake Erie

Most recent real-time data from western Lake Erie (Click here to collapse)
Variable WE2 WE4 WE8 WE13
Time "2018-10-15 15:46:00" "2018-10-18 13:46:00" "2018-10-15 15:46:00" "2018-10-18 13:01:00"
Air Temperature (deg C) 11.27 5.243 9.9 2.952
Water Temperature (deg C) NA 13.51 10.86 13.5
Barometric Pressure (mbar) 984.7925 1011.822 991.9 1011.873
Wind Speed (m/s) 10 1.959 5.15 2.688
Wind Direction
(deg clockwise from North)
245.9 315.6 260.6 327.8
Turbidity (NTU) NA 1.538 0.49 10.65
Specific Conductivity (μS/cm) NA 223.2 1.18 223.6
Chlorophyll A (RFU) NA 0.353 -0.08 0.254
Blue-Green Algae (RFU) NA 0.058 0.01 0.167
Flourescent Dissolved
Organic Matter (RFU)
NA -0.399 0.86 0.482
Nitrogen (mg/L) -0.0089 NA 0 0
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) NA 10.13 11.27 10.04
pH NA 8.54 8.06 8.09
Phosphorus Timestamp NA 2018-10-18 12:35:12 NA 2018-10-18 11:05:13
Phosphorus (μgP/L) NA 0.6 NA 0.2

we2 we4 we8 we13 Map of real-time sampling sites

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2018, 2017, and 2016 times are GMT.
2015 and earlier times are local (ET) with the exception of WE4 which is in GMT.

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Preparing a buoy for deployment
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Above you will find plotted archived real-time data collected via buoys in Western Lake Erie during algal bloom season, typically running from June through October.

With thanks to the NOAA High Performance Computing and Communications Program, for the 2016 season and beyond, we will be using a PostgreSQL database management system (DBMS) to serve and display smaller chunks of the real-time data. With a DBMS such as PostgreSQL, it is much easier to store, manipulate, document, and use data in comparison with flat text files.

Above, you may select a time range for which data are available. Clicking 'Go!' will refresh the page with the data you requested retrieved from the database. You may then view the data for all variables from a specific site, or all sites for a specific set of variables.

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