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Archived water and air temperatures for Nahant, MA

I’ve added the archived temperature data for the Marine Science Center to my current conditions page: http://www.lukemiller.org/seawater/. The complete timeseries, with some large breaks when the monitoring computer was shut down, can be downloaded in this csv file: 2010-2012_MSC_temps.csv (5MB, right-click and save-as). There are three columns, with the timestamps in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5, no daylight savings adjustment), water temperature and air temperature in degrees Celsius. Missing data are recorded as NA.

Temperatures for July 2010 through May 2012 Temperatures for July 2010 through … Continue Reading

Accessing NOAA tide data with R

Boston Harbor tides for December 2010, retrieved from NOAA CO-OPS server.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration makes the data from their many tide monitoring stations around the continent available for download. One way to access these data is through NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) website, which provides several access methods including an OPeNDAP server. The OPeNDAP server allows you to construct a fairly simple URL query to submit in a web browser, and it will return the requested data as ascii … Continue Reading

Current temperature conditions at the Marine Science Center

Updated December 2013: The seawater temperature monitoring is no longer functional since I moved away and someone turned off the computer. The data I collected for 2010, 2011, and part of 2012 are available as one csv file: 2010-2012_MSC_temps.csv  The time stamps are all in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5, no daylight savings time) and the water and air temperatures are in degrees Celsius.

I put together a temporary monitoring system for the seawater temperature and air temperature here at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

The monitoring system is was running using some homebrewed Labview code … Continue Reading