Chesapeake Bay Observing System Data
Entry ID: CBOS

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Summary
Abstract: Chesapeake Bay Observing System has a partnership with the National Ocean Service to provide long-term, real-time information about the state of the Chesapeake Bay and its resources. The CBOS monitoring system uses mooring buoys of two size classes. Larger long-term buoys remain on-station along the main axis of the Chesapeake Bay for most of the year. Smaller, portable rover buoys can be deployed at various sites in the Bay and tributaries that warrant closer study for more limited time periods, ranging from several days to several months. Both types of buoys share many of the same remote sensing capabilities. Three permanent buoys and one rover buoy are being deployed in 1997.

In addition to both long-term and rover buoys, there are seven real-time water level gauges available on-line, two meteorological stations, and a satellite-linked sensor station at the entrance to the Bay. Real-time conditions of the Chesapeake Bay can be accessed on the World Wide Web. Millions of data samples are processed and dynamically render Bay snapshots, displaying trends and scientific views on the Web home page (http://md.water.usgs.gov/posters/CBOS/ .) The real-time feature of CBOS' home page enables anyone to monitor the Bay and watch storms and fronts as they happen. Users are enabled to compare sensors over periods of time,(days, months or years), and build their custom view of the Bay.

CBOS provides a visualization systems for scientists, students, policy makers, users of the Bay's resources, and the general public to learn more about the current and future health of the Chesapeake Bay through the AutoMATE software developed by Brian Guarraci.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: CBOS Home page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.95 S: 37.69  E: -74.82  W: -79.71

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND > Chesapeake Bay


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE >SEA    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
MOORINGS    [Information]


Keywords
CASTLE HAVEN
HORN POINT LAB
MID BAY
NORTH BAY
NOS
SCANFISH
SMITH POINT


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
CBOS


Data Center
Chesapeake Bay Observing System, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://md.water.usgs.gov/posters/CBOS/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CBOS CONTACT
Phone: 443-498-5500
Fax: 443-498-5510
Contact Address:
USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
5522 Research Park Drive
City: Baltimore
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21228
Country: USA


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-29

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