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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) - Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP) Morgan Bay Data 2008-2016

Abstract

Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highlymore » integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.This data package includes a zipfile containing the results of continuous (30 minute interval) water quality samples and wind speed and direction anemometer (MET) data from Morgan Bay upstream of Station 5 (AVP2): Autonomous vertical profilers (AVPs) were deployed from June 2008 through October 2016 in central Stones Bay at Station 3, and in Morgan Bay upstream of Station 5 and were used to continuously monitor key water quality parameters. The AVPs consist of a moored floating platform housing a computer controlled winch mechanism that lowers and raises a YSI Model 6600 multi-parameter water quality datasonde at programmable time intervals (Reynolds-Fleming et al., 2002). Winch speed and sampling frequency of the AVP system and datasonde were configured to produce full water column profiles of temperature, salinity, DO concentration, chl concentration (by fluorescence), and turbidity every 30 minutes and achieve vertical depth resolution of approximately 10 cm. An anemometer (RM Young) affixed to the mast of the AVP measured six minute averages of wind speed and direction every 30 minutes. Data were stored locally on the AVP computers, and telemetered back to the laboratory each night. Datasondes were exchanged with freshly cleaned and calibrated datasondes as necessary but at least on a monthly basis.« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
DCERP; SERDP; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RC-2245
OSTI Identifier:
1603353
DOI:
10.15485/1603353

Citation Formats

Whipple, Tony. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) - Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP) Morgan Bay Data 2008-2016. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.15485/1603353.
Whipple, Tony. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) - Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP) Morgan Bay Data 2008-2016. United States. doi:10.15485/1603353.
Whipple, Tony. 2018. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) - Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP) Morgan Bay Data 2008-2016". United States. doi:10.15485/1603353. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603353. Pub date:Fri Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2018
@article{osti_1603353,
title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) - Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP) Morgan Bay Data 2008-2016},
author = {Whipple, Tony},
abstractNote = {Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.This data package includes a zipfile containing the results of continuous (30 minute interval) water quality samples and wind speed and direction anemometer (MET) data from Morgan Bay upstream of Station 5 (AVP2): Autonomous vertical profilers (AVPs) were deployed from June 2008 through October 2016 in central Stones Bay at Station 3, and in Morgan Bay upstream of Station 5 and were used to continuously monitor key water quality parameters. The AVPs consist of a moored floating platform housing a computer controlled winch mechanism that lowers and raises a YSI Model 6600 multi-parameter water quality datasonde at programmable time intervals (Reynolds-Fleming et al., 2002). Winch speed and sampling frequency of the AVP system and datasonde were configured to produce full water column profiles of temperature, salinity, DO concentration, chl concentration (by fluorescence), and turbidity every 30 minutes and achieve vertical depth resolution of approximately 10 cm. An anemometer (RM Young) affixed to the mast of the AVP measured six minute averages of wind speed and direction every 30 minutes. Data were stored locally on the AVP computers, and telemetered back to the laboratory each night. Datasondes were exchanged with freshly cleaned and calibrated datasondes as necessary but at least on a monthly basis.},
doi = {10.15485/1603353},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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