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Station BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station BSCA1

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Station operated by Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Water Quality Station
30.329 N 87.829 W (30°19'43" N 87°49'46" W)

Air temp height: 6.4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 7.01 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 2.85 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 1 m below site elevation

Search And Rescue (SAR) Data

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Conditions at BSCA1 as of
1600 GMT on 10/23/2014:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Wind Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): ENE ( 70 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 4.1 m/s
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 1019.3 mb
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +1.4 mb ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 18.7 °C
5-day plot - Salinity Salinity (SAL): 19.64 psu
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Average Period 5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure 5-day plot - Pressure Tendency 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Visibility 5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
MM DD TIME
(GMT)
   WDIR WSPD
m/s
GST
m/s
WVHT
m
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
mb
PTDY
mb
ATMP
°C
WTMP
°C
DEWP
°C
SAL
psu
VIS
km
TIDE
m
10231530   ENE 4.1-----1019.6- 17.8-- 19.61--
10231500   ENE 5.7-----1019.0 +1.4 16.7-- 19.65--
10231430   ENE 5.7-----1019.3- 15.4-- 19.59--
10231400   ENE 5.7-----1019.0 +1.4 14.2-- 19.56--
10231330   ENE 5.7-----1018.6- 12.9-- 19.46--
10231300   ENE 6.2-----1018.0 +0.7 12.2-- 19.38--
10231230   ENE 6.2-----1018.0- 11.6-- 19.38--
10231200   ENE 6.7-----1017.6 +0.7 11.7-- 19.42--
10231130   ENE 6.7-----1017.6- 11.9-- 19.33--
10231100    NE 6.7-----1017.6 +0.7 12.2-- 19.34--
10231030    NE 6.2-----1017.6- 12.6-- 19.32--
10231000    NE 5.7-----1017.3 -0.3 12.6-- 19.41--
10230930    NE 4.6-----1017.3- 13.0-- 19.26--
10230900    NE 5.1-----1016.9 -0.7 13.2-- 19.21--
10230830   NNE 4.1-----1017.3- 13.7-- 19.24--
10230800    NE 4.6-----1016.9 -0.7 13.9-- 18.94--
10230730    NE 4.6-----1017.3- 14.3-- 19.00--
10230700    NE 4.1-----1017.6 -0.7 14.4-- 19.08--
10230630   ENE 4.1-----1017.6- 14.8-- 19.08--
10230600    NE 4.1-----1017.6 -0.7 15.3-- 19.10--
10230530   ENE 4.1-----1017.6- 15.6-- 19.12--
10230500   ENE 4.6-----1017.6 -0.3 16.1-- 19.10--
10230430    NE 5.7-----1018.0- 16.9-- 19.14--
10230400    NE 5.7-----1018.3 +1.0 17.1-- 19.19--
10230330    NE 5.1-----1018.6- 17.4-- 19.23--
10230300    NE 4.1-----1018.3 +1.7 17.9-- 19.31--
10230230    NE 4.6-----1018.3- 18.3-- 19.41--
10230200    NE 5.1-----1018.0 +1.7 18.8-- 19.54--
10230130   NNE 4.6-----1017.6- 19.4-- 19.56--
10230100   NNE 4.6-----1017.3 +1.4 20.2-- 19.76--
10230030   NNE 4.6-----1017.3- 21.0-- 19.47--
10230000   NNE 5.1-----1016.6 +0.7 21.7-- 19.52--
10222330   NNE 4.6-----1016.6- 22.4-- 19.54--
10222300   NNE 5.1-----1016.3 +0.0 23.5-- 19.67--
10222230   NNE 4.1-----1015.9- 24.6-- 19.54--
10222200   NNE 4.6-----1015.9 -0.7 24.9-- 19.58--
10222130   NNE 4.1-----1015.6- 25.2-- 19.58--
10222100   NNE 4.6-----1015.9 -1.7 25.0-- 19.58--
10222030    N 4.6-----1015.9- 24.8-- 19.67--
10222000    NE 4.1-----1016.3 -2.4 24.5-- 19.50--
10221930   NNE 4.1-----1016.3- 24.1-- 19.35--
10221900   NNE 3.6-----1016.6 -2.4 23.7-- 19.20--
10221830    N 4.6-----1016.9- 23.4-- 19.18--
10221800    NE 4.1-----1017.6 -1.0 23.1-- 19.21--
10221730    NE 4.6-----1018.0- 22.8-- 19.14--
10221700    NE 4.1-----1018.6 +0.3 22.2-- 19.06--
10221630   ENE 5.1-----1018.6- 21.8-- 19.02--
10221600   ENE 4.6-----1019.0 +1.4 21.1-- 18.99--

Ocean Conditions at BSCA1 as of
1600 GMT on 10/23/2014:

These oceanographic data are displayed in rounded times.

Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

 Depth (DEPTH): 1.8 m
5-day plot - Ocean TemperatureOcean Temperature (OTMP):20.91 °C
5-day plot - SalinitySalinity (SAL):19.64 psu
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT)Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT): 74.4%
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM)Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM): 5.92 ppm
Previous observations
5-day plot - Ocean Temperature 5-day plot - Conductivity 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT) 5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM) 5-day plot - Chlorophyll 5-day plot - Turbidity 5-day plot - pH 5-day plot - Eh
MM   DD    TIME
(GMT)
DEPTH
m
       OTMP
°C
   COND
mS/cm
  SAL
psu
  O2%
%
   O2PPM
ppm
CLCON
ug/l
TURB
FTU
PH EH
mv
10231530 1.820.85-19.6174.00 5.90----
10231500 1.820.82-19.6570.70 5.64----
10231430 1.720.82-19.5961.20 4.88----
10231400 1.720.82-19.5668.20 5.44----
10231330 1.720.82-19.4660.40 4.82----
10231300 1.720.88-19.3858.30 4.65----
10231230 1.621.00-19.3857.40 4.57----
10231200 1.621.11-19.4261.50 4.89----
10231130 1.721.12-19.3363.60 5.06----
10231100 1.721.20-19.3473.30 5.82----
10231030 1.721.20-19.3280.20 6.36----
10231000 1.721.27-19.4175.80 6.00----
10230930 1.821.30-19.2667.30 5.33----
10230900 1.821.34-19.2170.00 5.55----
10230830 1.821.42-19.2466.80 5.28----
10230800 1.821.46-18.9480.00 6.33----
10230730 1.821.50-19.0081.30 6.43----
10230700 1.821.51-19.0883.40 6.59----
10230630 1.821.52-19.0879.70 6.29----
10230600 1.921.56-19.1081.70 6.45----
10230530 1.921.60-19.1283.60 6.59----
10230500 1.921.63-19.1088.40 6.97----
10230430 1.921.69-19.1488.30 6.95----
10230400 1.921.79-19.1988.40 6.94----
10230330 1.921.92-19.2387.70 6.87----
10230300 1.922.05-19.3185.30 6.66----
10230230 1.922.17-19.4182.80 6.45----
10230200 1.922.35-19.5476.60 5.94----
10230130 1.922.47-19.5676.10 5.89----
10230100 1.922.58-19.7672.90 5.62----
10230030 1.922.53-19.4777.10 5.96----
10230000 1.922.56-19.5279.30 6.13----
10222330 1.922.59-19.5477.20 5.96----
10222300 1.922.62-19.6775.60 5.83----
10222230 1.922.65-19.5478.30 6.04----
10222200 2.022.62-19.5876.50 5.90----
10222130 1.922.58-19.5883.70 6.46----
10222100 2.022.53-19.5880.20 6.19----
10222030 2.022.48-19.6778.60 6.07----
10222000 2.022.40-19.5081.30 6.30----
10221930 2.022.36-19.3580.10 6.22----
10221900 2.022.35-19.2046.00 3.57----
10221830 1.922.28-19.1855.30 4.31----
10221800 1.922.22-19.2159.40 4.63----
10221730 1.922.13-19.1473.30 5.72----
10221700 1.922.07-19.0677.20 6.04----
10221630 1.921.97-19.0268.20 5.34----
10221600 1.921.90-18.9967.40 5.29----

Solar Radiation Conditions at BSCA1 as of
1600 GMT on 10/23/2014:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

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5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 1Short Wave Radiation 1 (SRAD1): 711.0watts/meter2
Previous observations
5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 1 5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 2 5-day plot - Long Wave Radiation
MM   DD    TIME
(GMT)
  SRAD1
w/m2
   SWRAD
w/m2
    LWRAD
w/m2
10231530 660.0--
10231500 600.0--
10231430 523.0--
10231400 435.0--
10231330 333.0--
10231300 225.0--
10231230 115.0--
10231200 5.0--
10231130 0.0--
10231100 0.0--
10231030 0.0--
10231000 0.0--
10230930 0.0--
10230900 0.0--
10230830 0.0--
10230800 0.0--
10230730 0.0--
10230700 0.0--
10230630 0.0--
10230600 0.0--
10230530 0.0--
10230500 0.0--
10230430 0.0--
10230400 0.0--
10230330 0.0--
10230300 0.0--
10230230 0.0--
10230200 0.0--
10230130 0.0--
10230100 0.0--
10230030 0.0--
10230000 0.0--
10222330 0.0--
10222300 12.0--
10222230 54.0--
10222200 154.0--
10222130 249.0--
10222100 350.0--
10222030 441.0--
10222000 526.0--
10221930 605.0--
10221900 663.0--
10221830 710.0--
10221800 744.0--
10221730 759.0--
10221700 756.0--
10221630 740.0--
10221600 709.0--

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