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   set  data   graph     SmartBay Observatory Fluorometer data    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Marine Institute galway_obs_fluorometer

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String The SmartBay Observatory was funded in part by a grant from Science
Foundation Ireland under Grant Number 12/RI/2331. Ongoing operation of the observatory is funded by the Marine
Institute and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
attribute NC_GLOBAL area String North Atlantic Ocean
attribute NC_GLOBAL array String SmartBay
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL contact String data_requests at
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Alan Berry; Conall O'Malley; Rob Thomas
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String ProjectManager; ProjectMember; DataManager
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String Copernicus-InSituTAC-FormatManual-1.4, SeaDataNet_1.0, CF-1.6, OceanSITES-1.3,
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_mode String R
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_type String OceanSITES time-series data
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2015-09-30
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &time>=now-10minutes
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String time,turbidity&time>=now-45days&orderByClosest("time,1day")&.draw=lines
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max String 53.22733
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min String 53.22733
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max String -9.26629
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min String -9.26629
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max String 20
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min String 20
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String 2020-04-20: Metadata attributes enhanced following OceanSITES and SeaDataNet
attribute and vocabulary requirements.
2020-05-13: Metadata attributes enhanced following Copernicus Marine In Situ NetCDF format manual.
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution_edmo_code String 396
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution_references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies, Concentration of suspended \nparticulate material in the water column
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (
attribute NC_GLOBAL licenseURL String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator String Paul Gaughan
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator_email String paul.gaughan at
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String data_requests at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL QC_indicator String unknown
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String fixed benthic node
attribute NC_GLOBAL source_platform_category_code String 11
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (Cassandra)
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v72
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String instrument_id
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String The SmartBay Observatory in Galway Bay is an underwater observatory which uses
cameras, probes and sensors to permit continuous and remote live underwater monitoring. It was installed in 2015
on the seafloor 1.5km off the coast of Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland at a depth of 20-25m. Underwater
observatories allow ocean researchers unique real-time access to monitor ongoing changes in the marine
environment. The Galway Bay Observatory is an important contribution by Ireland to the growing global network of
real-time data capture systems deployed in the ocean. Data relating to the marine environment at the Galway
Observatory site is transferred in real-time through a fibre optic telecommunications cable to the Marine
Institute headquarters and then made publically available on the internet. The data includes a live video
stream, the depth of the observatory node, the water temperature and salinity, and estimates of the chlorophyll
and turbidity levels in the water which give an indication of the volume of phytoplankton and other particles,
such as sediment, in the water. Maintenance take place on the observatory every 18 to 24 months. A WetLabs
ECO-FLNTU is installed on the observatory infrastructure. It measures the fluorescence of the seawater to give
an estimate of the volume of chlorophyll present (indicative of the amount of phytoplankton in the seawater) and
it measures turbidity, or the 'cloudiness' of the seawater, caused by the presence of particles such as sediment
from the seabed suspended in the water. The sensor is deployed on the EMSO Smartbay Cable End Equipment Node in
Galway Bay in approx. 25m depth of water.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String PT2S
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2015-09-30T12:49:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String SmartBay Observatory Fluorometer data
variable instrument_id   String  
attribute instrument_id ioos_category String Identifier
attribute instrument_id long_name String Instrument Id
attribute instrument_id sdn_instrument_name String WETLabs ECO-FLNTU
attribute instrument_id sdn_instrument_urn String SDN:L22::TOOL0215
attribute instrument_id sdn_parameter_name String Serial number of instrument
attribute instrument_id sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::SERNUMZZ
attribute instrument_id sdn_units_name String Not applicable
attribute instrument_id sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::XXXX
attribute instrument_id sensor_manufacturer String WETLabs
attribute instrument_id sensor_model String WETLabs ECO-FLNTU combined fluorometer and turbidity sensor
attribute instrument_id sensor_mount String mounted_on_benthic_node
attribute instrument_id sensor_reference String (external link)
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String longitude of measurement
attribute longitude Processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute longitude QC_indicator String unknown
attribute longitude reference String WGS84
attribute longitude sdn_parameter_name String Longitude east
attribute longitude sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ALONZZ01
attribute longitude sdn_units_name String Degrees east
attribute longitude sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::DEGE
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max double 180.0
attribute longitude valid_min double -180.0
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String latitude of measurement
attribute latitude Processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute latitude QC_indicator String unknown
attribute latitude reference String WGS84
attribute latitude sdn_parameter_name String Latitude north
attribute latitude sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ALATZZ01
attribute latitude sdn_units_name String Degrees north
attribute latitude sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::DEGN
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max double 90.0
attribute latitude valid_min double -90.0
variable depth   double  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5715
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String depth of measurement
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth Processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute depth QC_indicator String unknown
attribute depth reference String mean_sea_level
attribute depth sdn_parameter_name String Depth (spatial coordinate) relative to water surface in the water
attribute depth sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ADEPZZ01
attribute depth sdn_units_name String Metres
attribute depth sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::ULAA
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
attribute depth valid_max double 12000.0
attribute depth valid_min double 0.0
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String julian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String time of measurement
attribute time Processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute time QC_indicator String unknown
attribute time sdn_parameter_name String Elapsed time relative to 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute time sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ELTMEP01
attribute time sdn_units_name String Seconds
attribute time sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::UTBB
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable fluorescence_wavelength   int  
attribute fluorescence_wavelength ioos_category String Other
attribute fluorescence_wavelength long_name String Fluorescence Wavelength
attribute fluorescence_wavelength units String nm
variable chl_count   int  
attribute chl_count colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute chl_count colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute chl_count ioos_category String Other
attribute chl_count long_name String Chl Count
variable chlorophyll   double  
attribute chlorophyll _FillValue double -9999.0
attribute chlorophyll ancillary_variables String instrument_id fluorescence_wavelength chl_count
attribute chlorophyll cell_methods String point
attribute chlorophyll DM_indicator String R
attribute chlorophyll ioos_category String Optical Properties
attribute chlorophyll long_name String nominal chlorophyll-a concentration from manufacturer's calibration
attribute chlorophyll processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute chlorophyll QC_indicator String unknown
attribute chlorophyll resolution String 0.025 ug/l
attribute chlorophyll sdn_instrument_name String WETLabs ECO-FLNTU
attribute chlorophyll sdn_instrument_urn String SDN:L22::TOOL0215
attribute chlorophyll sdn_parameter_name String Concentration of chlorophyll-a {chl-a CAS 479-61-8} per unit volume
of the water body [particulate >unknown phase] by in-situ chlorophyll fluorometer and manufacturer's
calibration applied
attribute chlorophyll sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::CPHLPM01
attribute chlorophyll sdn_units_name String Micrograms per litre
attribute chlorophyll sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::UGPL
attribute chlorophyll standard_name String mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
attribute chlorophyll units String ug/l
attribute chlorophyll valid_max double 50.0
attribute chlorophyll valid_min double 0.0
variable turbidity_wavelength   int  
attribute turbidity_wavelength ioos_category String Other
attribute turbidity_wavelength long_name String Turbidity Wavelength
attribute turbidity_wavelength units String nm
variable ntu_count   int  
attribute ntu_count colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute ntu_count colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute ntu_count ioos_category String Other
attribute ntu_count long_name String Ntu Count
variable turbidity   double  
attribute turbidity _FillValue double -9999.0
attribute turbidity ancillary_variables String instrument_id turbidity_wavelength ntu_count
attribute turbidity cell_methods String point
attribute turbidity DM_indicator String R
attribute turbidity ioos_category String Optical Properties
attribute turbidity long_name String turbidity of the water
attribute turbidity processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute turbidity QC_indicator String unknown
attribute turbidity resolution String 0.013 NTU
attribute turbidity sdn_instrument_name String WETLabs ECO-FLNTU
attribute turbidity sdn_instrument_urn String SDN:L22::TOOL0215
attribute turbidity sdn_parameter_name String Turbidity of water in the water body
attribute turbidity sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::TURBXXX
attribute turbidity sdn_units_name String Nephelometric Turbidity Units
attribute turbidity sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::USTU
attribute turbidity standard_name String sea_water_turbidity
attribute turbidity units String NTU
attribute turbidity valid_max double 25.0
attribute turbidity valid_min double 0.0
variable thermistor   int  
attribute thermistor ioos_category String Unknown
attribute thermistor long_name String Thermistor
variable clock_date   String  
attribute clock_date ioos_category String Time
attribute clock_date long_name String Clock Date
variable clock_time   String  
attribute clock_time ioos_category String Time
attribute clock_time long_name String Clock Time

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