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AIMS Sea Water Temperature Observing System (AIMS Temperature Logger Program)

Australian Ocean Data Network
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
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Temperature instruments sample water temperatures every 5-10 minutes (typically) and are exchanged and downloaded approximately every 12 months. Temperature loggers on the reef-flat are generally placed just below Lowest Astronomical Tide level. Reef-slope (or where specified as Upper reef-slope) generally refers to depths 5 - 9 m while Deep reef-slope refers to depths of ~20 m. Reefs are under threat from climate change. Elevated sea temperature is a major stress to reefs, capable of causing widespread coral bleaching and mortality. Small excursions of temperature outside normal summer levels can cause stress and bleaching in corals, especially sensitive species. Temperature data from this program are used to correlate with bleaching events and derive local bleaching thresholds. Data are also used in a wide variety of other marine research programs, including fisheries, balast water, turtles, sea birds, seagrass, coral disease, oceanography, process studies, validation of proxy climate records etc. Download via the AODN Portal is currently unavailable, access through programming links below or the AIMS Time Series Explorer - https://apps.aims.gov.au/ts-explorer/Maintenance and Update Frequency: irregularStatement: These data have automatic quality control applied. The result of the quality control is available in the column QC_FLAG which will one of the following values. 1 - Good 2 - Probably Good (no longer used) 3 - Probably Bad 4 - Bad Raw data (before QC) is availiable in the column LEVEL0_VALUE. Quality controlled data (ie data which scored Good or Probably Good) is avaliable in the column LEVEL1_VALUE. Details of the quality control method are available here. Any data downloaded before March 2019 will have a different quality control method applied. This is described here. A snapshot of all the data using the old quality control method was taken in March of 2019. This data is avaliable here. Some data between 2009 and 2015 was reprocessed in May 2018 to correct a calibration error. The maximum difference between the currently available and previously available data is 1.1 Degrees Celsius. A total of 19 deployments showed a difference of more that 0.1 Degrees Celsius. Statement: Between 1992 and ~2006, the logger model '392' manufactured by Dataflow Systems Pty Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand was used. From 2004 to present 'Odyssey' loggers from the same manufacturer have also been deployed. Since late 2008 Sensus Ultra loggers (produced by ReefNet Inc., Canada) have also been deployed. Information on the loggers used in this project can be found at the following websites: Odyssey loggers: http://www.odysseydatarecording.com/odyssey_productsview.php?key=7 Sensus Ultra loggers: http://www.reefnet.ca/products/sensus Statement: Loggers are calibrated prior to each deployment using a water bath and certified high precision calibrating thermometer. The desired calibration accuracy of individual loggers is 0.05°C. Overall accuracy of the dataset is 0.1 - 0.2°C. On downloading the loggers, the start and end of data are trimmed to actual deployment times. Data are graphically inspected and outliers removed. The SeaTemps program also warehouses data collected by other agencies using different hardware and protocols. Data quality, precision and accuracy are variable. 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Use Limitation: All AIMS data, products and services are provided "as is" and AIMS does not warrant their fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. While AIMS has made every reasonable effort to ensure high quality of the data, products and services, to the extent permitted by law the data, products and services are provided without any warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of title, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. AIMS make no representation or warranty that the data, products and services are accurate, complete, reliable or current. To the extent permitted by law, AIMS exclude all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from the use of the data, products and services.

Attribution: Format for citation of metadata sourced from Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in a list of reference is as follows: "Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2017). AIMS Sea Water Temperature Observing System (AIMS Temperature Logger Program). https://doi.org/10.25845/5b4eb0f9bb848, accessed[date-of-access]".

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Brief description

The data provided here are from a number of sea water temperature monitoring programs conducted in tropical and subtropical coral reefs environments around Australia. Data are available from approximately 80 GBR sites, 16 Coral Sea sites, 7 sites in North West Western Australia (WA), 8 Queensland regional ports, 13 sites in the Solitary Islands, 4 sites in PNG and 10 sites in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Data are obtained from in-situ data loggers deployed on the reef. Temperature instruments sample water temperatures every 5-10 minutes (typically) and are exchanged and downloaded approximately every 12 months. Temperature loggers on the reef-flat are generally placed just below Lowest Astronomical Tide level. Reef-slope (or where specified as Upper reef-slope) generally refers to depths 5 - 9 m while Deep reef-slope refers to depths of ~20 m.


Reefs are under threat from climate change. Elevated sea temperature is a major stress to reefs, capable of causing widespread coral bleaching and mortality. Small excursions of temperature outside normal summer levels can cause stress and bleaching in corals, especially sensitive species. Temperature data from this program are used to correlate with bleaching events and derive local bleaching thresholds. Data are also used in a wide variety of other marine research programs, including fisheries, balast water, turtles, sea birds, seagrass, coral disease, oceanography, process studies, validation of proxy climate records etc.


Download via the AODN Portal is currently unavailable, access through programming links below or the AIMS Time Series Explorer - https://apps.aims.gov.au/ts-explorer/

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Maintenance and Update Frequency: irregular
Statement: These data have automatic quality control applied. The result of the quality control is available in the column QC_FLAG which will one of the following values.



1 - Good

2 - Probably Good (no longer used)

3 - Probably Bad

4 - Bad



Raw data (before QC) is availiable in the column LEVEL0_VALUE. Quality controlled data (ie data which scored Good or Probably Good) is avaliable in the column LEVEL1_VALUE.


Details of the quality control method are available here. Any data downloaded before March 2019 will have a different quality control method applied. This is described here. A snapshot of all the data using the old quality control method was taken in March of 2019. This data is avaliable here.


Some data between 2009 and 2015 was reprocessed in May 2018 to correct a calibration error. The maximum difference between the currently available and previously available data is 1.1 Degrees Celsius. A total of 19 deployments showed a difference of more that 0.1 Degrees Celsius.


Statement: Between 1992 and ~2006, the logger model '392' manufactured by Dataflow Systems Pty Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand was used. From 2004 to present 'Odyssey' loggers from the same manufacturer have also been deployed. Since late 2008 Sensus Ultra loggers (produced by ReefNet Inc., Canada) have also been deployed.

Information on the loggers used in this project can be found at the following websites:

Odyssey loggers:
http://www.odysseydatarecording.com/odyssey_productsview.php?key=7

Sensus Ultra loggers:
http://www.reefnet.ca/products/sensus
Statement: Loggers are calibrated prior to each deployment using a water bath and certified high precision calibrating thermometer. The desired calibration accuracy of individual loggers is 0.05°C. Overall accuracy of the dataset is 0.1 - 0.2°C.

On downloading the loggers, the start and end of data are trimmed to actual deployment times. Data are graphically inspected and outliers removed.

The SeaTemps program also warehouses data collected by other agencies using different hardware and protocols. Data quality, precision and accuracy are variable. These include data from the Solitary Islands (NSWMPA) and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (DEWHA).

Notes

Credit
Bainbridge, Scott, Mr (AIMS)
Credit
Benthuysen, Jessica Dr. (AIMS)

Modified: 12 07 2024

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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Other Information
Temperature Logger Deployments Data Download [Zip folder size: < 200 KB]

uri : https://apps.aims.gov.au/data/temperature-loggers/temp-logger-deployments.zip

Time-integrated thermal bleaching thresholds of reefs and their variation on the Great Barrier Reef: Berkelmans RWC (2002) Time-integrated thermal bleaching thresholds of reefs and their variation on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 229: 73-82.

local : articleId=5600

Data access using R

uri : https://docs.ropensci.org/dataaimsr/

Data access via Programming API

uri : https://open-aims.github.io/data-platform/

Article and Climatology Dashboard (see map on) Drivers of Bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef - Compilation of temperature data from 2015, 2016 2017

uri : https://eatlas.org.au/gbr/nesp-twq-4-2-temperature-data-2015-17

Snapshot - March 2019 - Old Quality Control process

uri : https://api.aims.gov.au/data-v2.0/38d62b3f-b0a3-49ab-8ecb-4497508f0329/files/snapshot-march-2019.zip

Old QC method - applies to data downloaded before March 2019

uri : https://api.aims.gov.au/data-v2.0/4a12a8c0-c573-11dc-b99b-00008a07204e/files/AIMS temperature logger QC before March 2019.pdf

Temperature Loggers Climatology for the GBR region (NESP TWQ 4.2, AIMS)

uri : https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/75c9c4a9-f37f-45a6-9532-053506b43bd9

Data access through the Time Series Explorer

uri : https://apps.aims.gov.au/ts-explorer/

Berkelmans RWC, Weeks SJ and Steinberg CR (2010) Upwelling linked to warm summers and bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 2634-2644.

doi : https://doi.org/10.4319/lo.2010.55.6.2634

Ray Berkelmans. (2002). Time-integrated thermal bleaching thresholds of reefs and their variation on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 229, 73–82.

doi : https://doi.org/10.3354/meps229073

Thesis: Berkelmans RWC (2001) Bleaching, upper thermal limits and temperature adaptation in reef coral. Thesis. James Cook University Marine Biology. 179 p.

uri : https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/27175/1/27175_Berkelmans_2001_thesis.pdf

Temperature Logger Data Download [zip folder size: > 1 GB]

uri : https://apps.aims.gov.au/data/temperature-loggers/temp-logger-data.zip

Identifiers
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