[Coral-List] New St. Croix ICON/CREWSStation Up & Running

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Sun Sep 24 18:50:43 EDT 2006


    The newly designed St. Croix ICON/CREWS station, within the Salt 
River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (National 
Park Service), is now up and running.

    The complete data report is at,


with the additional shorter report due later this coming week.  This 
station has all the standard meteorological data as before, only it now 
also has an additional barometric pressure reading, relative humidity, 
precipitation and hail (!).  The oceanographic sensors include sea 
temperature and salinity near the surface and near the bottom, as well 
as light (UV:  305, 330, 380nm; and PAR) above and below the water (near 
surface and near bottom).  It also now as a more precise pressure sensor 
as proxy for tide, in addition to the depth readings from the CTDs.  The 
pylon itself is only 10" in diameter, but has been engineered to 
withstand heavy seas and winds.  All data are transmitted once per hour 
to a GOES satellite and then back to NOAA/AOML in Miami.

    We're also working on our newly designed application for data 
integration and ecological forecasting for all our sites, but it will be 
later this fall before that is ready for prime time.


 James C. Hendee, Ph.D.
 Coral Health and Monitoring Program
 Ocean Chemistry Division
 Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
 U.S. Department of Commerce
 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
 Miami, FL  33149-1026

 Voice:  (305) 361-4396
 Fax:    (305) 361-4447

 Email:  jim.hendee at noaa.gov
 Web:    http://www.coral.noaa.gov

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