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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

Meteorological Observations from Nearby Stations and Ships Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations near station BSCA1


Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0430 GMT on 08/28/2014:
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): W ( 270 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 1.0 m/s
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 1015.9 mb
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 28.7 °C
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
08280400   WSW 1.5-----1015.9 +0.3 28.8-----
08280330    SW 1.5-----1015.9- 28.9-----
08280300   SSW 2.6-----1015.9 +0.7 28.9-----
08280230    SW 2.6-----1015.9- 28.9-----
08280200    SW 2.6-----1015.6 +0.7 28.9-----
08280130    S 2.6-----1015.6- 28.9-----
08280100    S 3.1-----1015.6 +0.3 28.9-----
08280030    S 3.6-----1015.2- 29.0-----
08280000    S 4.6-----1015.2 +0.0 28.9-----
08272330    S 4.6-----1014.9- 28.9-----
08272300    S 4.6-----1014.9 -0.7 29.0-----
08272230    S 4.6-----1015.2- 29.2-----
08272200    S 4.6-----1015.2 -1.4 29.1-----
08272130    S 5.1-----1015.2- 29.0-----
08272100   SSE 6.2-----1015.2 -1.7 28.9-----
08272030    S 5.7-----1015.6- 28.8-----
08272000    S 6.7-----1015.6 -1.7 28.8-----
08271930   SSE 7.2-----1016.3- 29.2-----
08271900   SSE 7.2-----1016.6 -1.0 29.0-----
08271830   SSE 7.7-----1016.6- 28.9-----
08271800    SE 5.1-----1016.9 +0.0 29.7-----
08271730    SE 6.2-----1017.3- 29.1-----
08271700    SE 5.7-----1017.3 +0.7 29.3-----
08271630   ESE 4.1-----1017.6- 29.6-----
08271600    E 3.6-----1017.6 +1.4 29.4-----
08271530    E 3.6-----1017.3- 28.7-----
08271500    E 5.1-----1016.9 +1.0 28.1-----
08271430   ENE 3.6-----1016.9- 27.7-- 20.02--
08271400   ENE 4.1-----1016.6 +1.4 26.7-- 19.81--
08271330   ENE 4.1-----1016.6- 25.8-- 18.94--
08271300   ENE 4.6-----1016.3 +1.4 24.9-- 19.05--
08271230   ENE 4.6-----1015.9- 24.1-- 19.12--
08271200   ENE 4.6-----1015.9 +1.0 23.7-- 19.38--
08271130   ENE 4.6-----1015.6- 23.5-- 21.11--
08271100   ENE 4.6-----1015.2 +0.3 23.6-- 21.56--
08271030    NE 4.6-----1015.2- 24.0-- 21.81--
08271000    NE 4.6-----1014.9 +0.0 24.1-- 21.82--
08270930    NE 4.1-----1014.9- 24.7-- 21.73--
08270900   ENE 3.1-----1014.9 -0.3 25.2-- 21.43--
08270830    E 3.1-----1014.9- 25.3-- 21.37--
08270800   ENE 2.6-----1014.9 -0.3 25.3-- 21.71--
08270730    NE 3.1-----1014.9- 25.6-- 21.59--
08270700   NNE 2.1-----1014.9 -0.3 25.8-- 20.81--
08270630    NE 3.1-----1014.9- 25.7-- 20.90--
08270600    NE 3.1-----1015.2 -0.3 25.9-- 20.22--
08270530    NE 2.6-----1015.2- 25.9-- 20.08--
08270500   ENE 3.1-----1015.2 +0.0 26.2-- 20.25--

Ocean Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0430 GMT on 08/28/2014:

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): 2.1 m
5-day plot - Ocean TemperatureOcean Temperature (OTMP):29.36 °C
5-day plot - SalinitySalinity (SAL):20.32 psu
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT)Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT): 38.4%
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM)Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM): 2.62 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
08280400 2.129.39-20.2835.00 2.39----
08280330 2.129.40-20.0856.20 3.84----
08280300 2.129.40-20.2551.80 3.54----
08280230 2.129.42-20.4557.00 3.89----
08280200 2.129.41-20.2270.20 4.80----
08280130 2.129.39-19.8565.00 4.45----
08280100 2.129.40-19.8960.20 4.12----
08280030 2.129.40-20.3271.70 4.90----
08280000 2.129.41-20.4380.40 5.49----
08272330 2.129.44-19.6070.10 4.80----
08272300 2.129.46-19.6772.80 4.99----
08272230 2.129.47-20.0682.70 5.65----
08272200 2.129.46-20.0271.10 4.86----
08272130 2.129.44-20.1581.20 5.55----
08272100 2.129.44-20.2282.40 5.62----
08272030 2.129.47-20.2182.30 5.61----
08272000 2.129.49-20.7579.60 5.41----
08271930 2.129.47-20.8275.90 5.16----
08271900 2.129.46-19.9669.80 4.77----
08271830 2.129.39-19.7776.70 5.25----
08271800 2.129.34-20.2968.20 4.66----
08271730 2.129.30-19.8671.70 4.91----
08271700 2.129.27-19.9262.50 4.29----
08271630 2.129.24-19.4126.70 1.84----
08271600 2.129.23-19.4731.90 2.20----
08271530 2.129.09-19.3819.50 1.34----
08271500 2.129.00-19.9023.20 1.60----
08271430 2.028.96-20.0216.60 1.15----
08271400 2.028.85-19.8125.50 1.76----
08271330 2.028.81-18.9440.10 2.78----
08271300 2.028.81-19.0541.80 2.90----
08271230 2.028.91-19.1218.20 1.26----
08271200 2.029.00-19.3817.60 1.21----
08271130 2.029.48-21.1115.10 1.02----
08271100 2.029.64-21.5612.10 0.82----
08271030 2.029.77-21.81 8.80 0.59----
08271000 2.029.79-21.82 8.30 0.56----
08270930 2.029.80-21.73 9.60 0.65----
08270900 2.029.77-21.4316.80 1.14----
08270830 2.029.81-21.3713.30 0.89----
08270800 2.029.86-21.71 9.20 0.62----
08270730 2.029.85-21.5915.80 1.06----
08270700 2.029.70-20.8120.60 1.40----
08270630 2.029.69-20.9015.20 1.03----
08270600 2.029.60-20.2228.60 1.95----
08270530 2.029.57-20.0826.00 1.77----
08270500 2.029.63-20.2530.80 2.10----

Solar Radiation Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0430 GMT on 08/28/2014:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

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5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 1Short Wave Radiation 1 (SRAD1): 0.0watts/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
08280400 0.0--
08280330 0.0--
08280300 0.0--
08280230 0.0--
08280200 0.0--
08280130 0.0--
08280100 0.0--
08280030 2.0--
08280000 24.0--
08272330 70.0--
08272300 66.0--
08272230 75.0--
08272200 347.0--
08272130 214.0--
08272100 195.0--
08272030 111.0--
08272000 209.0--
08271930 927.0--
08271900 514.0--
08271830 260.0--
08271800 914.0--
08271730 246.0--
08271700 180.0--
08271630 173.0--
08271600 960.0--
08271530 856.0--
08271500 125.0--
08271430 612.0--
08271400 525.0--
08271330 425.0--
08271300 316.0--
08271230 209.0--
08271200 97.0--
08271130 8.0--
08271100 0.0--
08271030 0.0--
08271000 0.0--
08270930 0.0--
08270900 0.0--
08270830 0.0--
08270800 0.0--
08270730 0.0--
08270700 0.0--
08270630 0.0--
08270600 0.0--
08270530 0.0--
08270500 0.0--

Description of Measurements

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Real Time Data in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

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