Chesapeake Bay Observing System Data

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Chesapeake Bay Observing System Data
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.71
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.82
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.95
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.69
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE > SEA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: MOORINGS
Theme_Keyword: Castle Haven
Theme_Keyword: Horn Point Lab
Theme_Keyword: Mid Bay
Theme_Keyword: North Bay
Theme_Keyword: Nos
Theme_Keyword: Scanfish
Theme_Keyword: Smith Point
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND > CHESAPEAKE BAY
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/CBOS > Chesapeake Bay Observing System, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: CBOS CONTACT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
Address: 5522 Research Park Drive
City: Baltimore
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21228
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 443-498-5500
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 443-498-5510
Resource_Description: CBOS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://md.water.usgs.gov/posters/CBOS/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://md.water.usgs.gov/posters/CBOS/
Access_Instructions:
CBOS Home page.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19991119
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110729
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-602-3890
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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