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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
1930 GMT on 10/21/2014:
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): WNW ( 300 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 4.6 m/s
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 1014.9 mb
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 22.9 °C
5-day plot - Salinity Salinity (SAL): 18.71 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
10211900    N 3.1-----1015.2 -2.0 24.0-- 18.66--
10211830   NNW 3.1-----1015.2- 23.6-- 18.63--
10211800    N 3.1-----1015.9 -1.4 23.4-- 18.65--
10211730   NNE 3.1-----1016.6- 23.1-- 18.84--
10211700   NNE 4.1-----1016.9 -0.7 22.6-- 18.84--
10211630    NE 4.1-----1017.3- 22.2-- 18.88--
10211600   NNE 5.1-----1017.3 +0.3 21.6-- 18.83--
10211530    NE 3.6-----1017.3- 20.9-- 18.87--
10211500    NE 4.6-----1017.3 +1.0 19.9-- 18.88--
10211430    NE 4.1-----1017.6- 19.2-- 18.90--
10211400    NE 4.1-----1017.6 +1.7 17.9-- 18.97--
10211330    NE 4.6-----1017.3- 17.2-- 19.15--
10211300    NE 5.1-----1016.9 +1.7 16.4-- 19.12--
10211230    NE 4.6-----1016.6- 15.6-- 18.98--
10211200    NE 4.6-----1016.3 +0.7 15.5-- 19.15--
10211130    NE 4.1-----1015.9- 15.8-- 18.93--
10211100    NE 4.6-----1015.9 +0.7 15.8-- 19.23--
10211030    NE 4.1-----1015.6- 15.5-- 19.56--
10211000    NE 4.1-----1015.2 -0.3 16.3-- 19.01--
10210930   ENE 3.6-----1015.6- 15.9-- 20.12--
10210900    NE 3.6-----1015.6 -0.3 16.2-- 20.25--
10210830   ENE 3.6-----1015.2- 16.6-- 20.29--
10210800    NE 4.1-----1015.2 -0.7 17.1-- 19.99--
10210730   ENE 3.6-----1015.6- 17.5-- 20.12--
10210700    NE 3.1-----1015.6 -0.3 17.6-- 20.11--
10210630    NE 3.6-----1015.6- 17.1-- 20.02--
10210600   ENE 3.1-----1015.9 +0.0 18.0-- 19.83--
10210530    NE 3.6-----1015.6- 18.0-- 19.71--
10210500   NNE 2.6-----1015.9 +0.3 18.5-----
10210430   NNE 2.1-----1015.9- 18.9-----
10210400   NNE 2.6-----1015.9 +0.3 18.9-----
10210300   NNE 2.6-----1015.9 +0.3 20.4-----
10210230   NNE 1.5-----1015.9- 20.2-----
10210200    NE 2.6-----1015.6 +0.3 19.8-----
10210130    NW 3.1-----1015.6- 22.5-- 20.28--
10210100   WNW 3.1-----1015.6 +0.7 22.8-- 20.28--
10210030   WNW 3.1-----1015.6- 22.7-- 20.19--
10210000   WNW 3.6-----1015.6 +0.3 22.9-- 20.18--
10202330   WNW 3.6-----1015.6- 23.0-- 20.02--
10202300    W 4.1-----1015.2 -0.3 23.0-- 20.02--
10202230    W 4.1-----1015.2- 23.0-- 20.03--
10202200    W 4.1-----1014.9 -1.4 23.3-- 20.01--
10202130    W 3.6-----1015.2- 23.5-- 20.04--
10202100    W 2.6-----1015.2 -1.4 23.4-- 20.02--
10202030   WNW 3.1-----1015.6- 22.9-- 19.97--
10202000   WNW 3.6-----1015.6 -2.0 22.7-- 19.93--

Ocean Conditions at BSCA1 as of
1930 GMT on 10/21/2014:

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): 2.0 m
5-day plot - Ocean TemperatureOcean Temperature (OTMP):22.22 °C
5-day plot - SalinitySalinity (SAL):18.71 psu
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT)Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT): 78.2%
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM)Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM): 6.11 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
10211900 2.022.16-18.6677.60 6.07----
10211830 2.022.13-18.6375.10 5.88----
10211800 2.022.18-18.6554.30 4.25----
10211730 1.922.20-18.8461.10 4.77----
10211700 1.922.20-18.8451.30 4.01----
10211630 1.922.19-18.8854.50 4.26----
10211600 1.922.16-18.8357.50 4.49----
10211530 1.922.12-18.8754.80 4.28----
10211500 1.922.12-18.8854.40 4.25----
10211430 1.922.03-18.9061.50 4.82----
10211400 1.922.00-18.9762.90 4.92----
10211330 1.922.11-19.1560.00 4.69----
10211300 1.922.05-19.1258.10 4.54----
10211230 1.921.99-18.9865.50 5.13----
10211200 1.822.34-19.1554.40 4.23----
10211130 1.822.13-18.9373.60 5.75----
10211100 1.822.29-19.2376.40 5.94----
10211030 1.822.68-19.5642.60 3.29----
10211000 1.922.28-19.0163.80 4.97----
10210930 1.922.80-20.1251.70 3.96----
10210900 1.922.87-20.2537.60 2.88----
10210830 1.922.86-20.2949.60 3.80----
10210800 1.922.81-19.9947.40 3.64----
10210730 1.922.84-20.1274.50 5.71----
10210700 2.022.84-20.1175.80 5.81----
10210630 2.022.86-20.0278.20 5.99----
10210600 2.022.83-19.8375.70 5.81----
10210530 2.022.84-19.7179.00 6.07----
10210500 2.122.82-19.5982.20 6.32----
10210430 2.122.84-19.7186.50 6.65----
10210400 2.122.85-19.7685.20 6.54----
10210300 2.122.87-20.0180.00 6.13----
10210230 2.122.88-20.2274.70 5.72----
10210200 2.122.89-20.3272.40 5.54----
10210130 2.022.93-20.2875.30 5.75----
10210100 2.022.96-20.2875.20 5.74----
10210030 2.022.94-20.1976.60 5.86----
10210000 2.022.87-20.1877.70 5.95----
10202330 2.022.75-20.0279.90 6.14----
10202300 1.922.75-20.0279.30 6.09----
10202230 1.922.78-20.0374.20 5.69----
10202200 1.922.79-20.0174.30 5.70----
10202130 1.922.80-20.0474.60 5.72----
10202100 1.922.79-20.0276.00 5.83----
10202030 1.922.77-19.9780.10 6.15----
10202000 1.922.72-19.9384.10 6.46----

Solar Radiation Conditions at BSCA1 as of
1930 GMT on 10/21/2014:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

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5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 1Short Wave Radiation 1 (SRAD1): 594.0watts/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
10211900 662.0--
10211830 708.0--
10211800 738.0--
10211730 756.0--
10211700 755.0--
10211630 742.0--
10211600 710.0--
10211530 659.0--
10211500 591.0--
10211430 512.0--
10211400 420.0--
10211330 321.0--
10211300 215.0--
10211230 104.0--
10211200 6.0--
10211130 0.0--
10211100 0.0--
10211030 0.0--
10211000 0.0--
10210930 0.0--
10210900 0.0--
10210830 0.0--
10210800 0.0--
10210730 0.0--
10210700 0.0--
10210630 0.0--
10210600 0.0--
10210530 0.0--
10210500 0.0--
10210430 0.0--
10210400 0.0--
10210300 0.0--
10210230 0.0--
10210200 0.0--
10210130 0.0--
10210100 0.0--
10210030 0.0--
10210000 0.0--
10202330 0.0--
10202300 12.0--
10202230 30.0--
10202200 129.0--
10202130 263.0--
10202100 362.0--
10202030 278.0--
10202000 523.0--

Description of Measurements

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

Historical Data & Climatic Summaries for quality controlled data for the current month, previous months, and previous years.