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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)

Site elevation: sea level
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: 2 m below MLLW

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Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0300 GMT on 06/27/2016:
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): 6.2 m/s
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 1018.3 mb
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +1.4 mb ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 28.6 °C
5-day plot - Salinity Salinity (SAL): 12.65 psu
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 6 m/s
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 7 m/s
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
06270230    E 3.6-----1018.0- 29.2-- 12.72--
06270200   SSW 3.6-----1016.9 +0.7 29.8-- 12.41--
06270130    SW 3.6-----1016.6- 29.9-- 12.55--
06270100    SW 4.6-----1016.9 +0.3 29.8-- 12.74--
06270030    SW 5.7-----1016.3- 30.0-- 12.73--
06270000   SSW 4.1-----1016.9 +0.3 30.3-- 12.72--
06262330   SSW 4.6-----1016.3- 30.2-----
06262300    SW 4.6-----1016.3 -0.7 30.4-----
06262230    SW 5.1-----1016.3- 30.3-----
06262200    SW 5.1-----1016.6 -1.4 30.3-----
06262130    SW 5.7-----1016.6- 30.0-----
06262100    SW 5.7-----1016.6 -2.0 30.1-----
06262030   SSW 6.2-----1016.6- 30.1-----
06262000   SSW 5.7-----1016.9 -2.0 30.1-----
06261930   SSW 5.7-----1017.3- 30.1-----
06261900   SSW 5.1-----1018.0 -1.4 30.2-----
06261830    SW 4.1-----1018.3- 30.6-----
06261800    SW 3.6-----1018.6 -1.0 30.5-----
06261730    SW 3.6-----1019.0- 29.9-- 12.92--
06261700   WSW 3.1-----1019.0 -0.7 29.6-- 12.89--
06261630   WSW 2.6-----1019.3- 29.4-- 12.84--
06261600   WSW 2.6-----1019.3 +0.0 29.2-- 12.81--
06261530    W 3.1-----1019.6- 29.0-- 12.84--
06261500    NW 3.1-----1019.6 +0.7 29.0-- 12.76--
06261430    NW 4.1-----1019.6- 28.9-- 12.38--
06261400    NW 4.6-----1019.6 +1.4 29.0-- 12.84--
06261330    NW 4.6-----1019.6- 29.0-- 12.85--
06261300   WNW 5.1-----1019.3 +1.4 28.8-- 12.83--
06261230   WNW 3.6-----1019.0- 29.0-- 12.80--
06261200    W 3.6-----1019.0 +1.4 29.2-- 12.80--
06261130    W 4.1-----1018.6- 28.9-- 12.81--
06261100    W 3.6-----1018.3 +1.0 29.0-- 12.78--
06261030   WSW 4.1-----1018.3- 28.7-- 12.77--
06261000    SW 3.6-----1018.0 +0.3 28.7-- 12.78--
06260930   WSW 3.6-----1018.0- 28.9-- 12.82--
06260900   WSW 3.6-----1017.6 -0.3 29.0-- 12.50--
06260830   WSW 3.1-----1017.6- 29.1-- 12.81--
06260800    W 4.1-----1017.3 -0.7 29.2-- 12.83--
06260730   WSW 3.6-----1017.6- 29.1-- 12.88--
06260700   WSW 4.1-----1017.6 -0.3 29.1-- 12.91--
06260630   WSW 4.1-----1017.6- 29.1-- 12.95--
06260600    W 4.1-----1018.0 +0.0 29.3-- 13.00--
06260530    W 4.1-----1018.0- 29.2-- 13.02--
06260500    W 4.6-----1018.0 +0.7 29.3-- 13.02--
06260430    W 4.6-----1018.0- 29.3-- 12.76--
06260400    W 5.1-----1018.0 +1.0 29.5-- 13.05--

Ocean Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0300 GMT on 06/27/2016:

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): 1.9 m
5-day plot - Ocean TemperatureOcean Temperature (OTMP):31.31 °C
5-day plot - SalinitySalinity (SAL):12.65 psu
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT)Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT): 76.0%
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM)Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM): 5.25 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
06270230 1.931.36-12.7274.80 5.15----
06270200 2.031.41-12.4180.50 5.55----
06270130 2.031.45-12.5582.90 5.71----
06270100 2.031.50-12.7488.70 6.10----
06270030 2.031.56-12.7381.20 5.57----
06270000 2.031.58-12.7292.10 6.33----
06262330 2.131.62-12.7190.40 6.20----
06262300 2.131.63-12.6993.00 6.38----
06262230 2.131.54-12.6385.90 5.91----
06262200 2.131.05-12.6691.10 6.31----
06262130 2.130.47-12.4383.60 5.85----
06262100 2.130.41-12.8580.70 5.64----
06262030 2.130.46-12.8483.10 5.81----
06262000 2.130.36-12.8981.30 5.69----
06261930 2.130.26-12.9470.50 4.94----
06261900 2.130.33-12.9468.80 4.82----
06261830 2.130.28-12.9475.00 5.26----
06261800 2.130.27-12.8877.70 5.45----
06261730 2.030.21-12.9284.60 5.94----
06261700 2.030.15-12.8984.10 5.91----
06261630 2.030.15-12.8476.50 5.38----
06261600 2.030.16-12.8183.60 5.87----
06261530 2.030.09-12.8471.90 5.06----
06261500 2.030.17-12.7673.40 5.16----
06261430 2.030.08-12.3870.30 4.96----
06261400 2.030.02-12.8466.80 4.71----
06261330 2.030.03-12.8563.60 4.48----
06261300 2.030.06-12.8367.40 4.74----
06261230 2.030.10-12.8069.40 4.89----
06261200 2.030.06-12.8068.10 4.79----
06261130 2.030.09-12.8145.80 3.23----
06261100 2.030.17-12.7857.50 4.04----
06261030 2.030.17-12.7766.10 4.65----
06261000 1.930.22-12.7871.90 5.05----
06260930 1.930.10-12.8278.40 5.51----
06260900 1.930.07-12.5069.20 4.88----
06260830 1.930.09-12.8172.10 5.08----
06260800 1.930.17-12.8370.60 4.96----
06260730 1.930.19-12.8872.60 5.10----
06260700 1.930.16-12.9171.60 5.03----
06260630 1.930.18-12.9569.30 4.86----
06260600 1.930.30-13.0068.00 4.76----
06260530 1.930.40-13.0280.00 5.60----
06260500 1.930.42-13.0279.20 5.54----
06260430 1.930.43-12.7681.00 5.67----
06260400 1.930.45-13.0580.70 5.64----

Solar Radiation Conditions at BSCA1 as of
0300 GMT on 06/27/2016:
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
06270230 0.0--
06270200 0.0--
06270130 0.0--
06270100 3.0--
06270030 32.0--
06270000 117.0--
06262330 208.0--
06262300 304.0--
06262230 425.0--
06262200 496.0--
06262130 89.0--
06262100 664.0--
06262030 739.0--
06262000 802.0--
06261930 863.0--
06261900 891.0--
06261830 932.0--
06261800 939.0--
06261730 955.0--
06261700 938.0--
06261630 897.0--
06261600 857.0--
06261530 790.0--
06261500 728.0--
06261430 647.0--
06261400 560.0--
06261330 464.0--
06261300 364.0--
06261230 100.0--
06261200 139.0--
06261130 37.0--
06261100 11.0--
06261030 0.0--
06261000 0.0--
06260930 0.0--
06260900 0.0--
06260830 0.0--
06260800 0.0--
06260730 0.0--
06260700 0.0--
06260630 0.0--
06260600 0.0--
06260530 0.0--
06260500 0.0--
06260430 0.0--
06260400 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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