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Marine Water Quality, Water Temperature from Prince William Sound, Katmai National Park and Preserve, and Kenai Fjords National Park, 2014-2016


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Daniel H. Monson, and Kimberly A. Kloecker, 2017, Gulf Watch Alaska Nearshore Component: Marine Water Quality, Water Temperature from Prince William Sound, Katmai National Park and Preserve, and Kenai Fjords National Park, 2014-2016: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center,


This data is part of the Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) long term monitoring program, nearshore monitoring component. The data consists of date, time, and temperature measurements from intertidal rocky sampling sites. The dataset is 5 comma separated files exported from a download from the HOBO temperature logger. Sites are in Alaska and include locations in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park and northern and western Prince William Sound. There are five sites in each of those areas. The time interval includes 2014-2016. Temperature loggers were set to record hourly. Each file is comprised of data from a single site from a given year. Loggers were re-used so the logger serial number is included in the data file in [...]


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NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2015-2016_KEFJ_Temperature_Data_21Dec2016.csv 4.32 MB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2015-2016_KATM_Temperature_Data_21Dec2016.csv 4.12 MB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2014-2015_WPWS_Temperature_Data_1sept2017.csv 4.99 MB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2014-2015_KEFJ_Temperature_Data_21Dec2016.csv 5.48 MB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2014-2015_KATM_Temperature_Data_18Sept2017.csv 5.14 MB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2013-2015_NPWS_Temperature_Data_21Dec2016.csv 3.96 MB
NearshoreBenthicSystemsInGOA_SOP10_WaterQuality_2014-2016IntertidalHOBOTemperature_Metadata.html 138.98 KB
NearshoreSystemsInGOA_SOP10_MarineWaterQuality_2015-2016_WPWS_Temperature_Data_21Dec2016.csv 4.16 MB


The purpose of this dataset is to document nearshore/intertidal water and air temperatures at our rocky intertidal study sites. Sampling is conducted in rocky intertidal habitats within each of the regions (Kenai Peninsula (KEP), Alaska Peninsula (AKP), and Prince William Sound (PWS)). The purpose of the rocky intertidal sampling is to assess change in intertidal invertebrate and algal communities in sheltered rocky habitats. Specifically, the objectives are to assess changes in: 1) the relative abundance of algae and invertebrates in the intertidal zone, 2) the diversity of algae and invertebrates, 3) the size distribution of limpets (Lottia persona, 4) the concentration of contaminants in mussel tissue, 5) changes in temperature (either sea or air depending on tidal stage), and 6) changes in salinity.

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