Monterey Bay Aquarium

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  • Station Description

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium station is located at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. The site consists of two parts, incoming in situ seawater data and meteorological data. The sea water data comes from instruments mounted in a pump house located on the ocean side of the aquarium, where incoming seawater enters the building. The meteorological sensors are mounted on the weahter station pole located on the 3rd floor of the aquarium. A buoy was also deployed just offshore of the aquarium for several year (1989-1995). Continuous data from the incoming sea water sensor and meteorological sensors has been operational since 1995. This station is maintained by staff of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium project.

  • Sensor Details

    Seawater Sensors

    Hatch 3700 Inductive Conductivity Sensor

    Description:Inductive conductivity sensor
    Location:Located in the intake pipe.
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed:Sep 2010
    Specifications:Conductivity Range: 200 µS/cm to 2,000,000 µS/cm

    Hatch 6028p0 pH Sensor

    Description:pH sensor
    Location:Located in the intake pipe.
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed:Sep 2009
    Specifications:pH
    Range: 0-14
    Sensitivity: 0.01

    Oxyguard Type 840

    Description:Dissolved oxgen sensor.
    Location:Located in the intake pipe.
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed:Apr 2000
    Specifications:Dissolved Oxygen
    Range: 0 to 25 mg/L (0 to 250% saturation)
    Resolution: 0.03 mg/L

    RTD Temperature sensor

    Description:Resistance thermometer
    Location:Located in the intake pipe.
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed:1995

    Meteorological sensors

    Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

    Description:Texas Electronics TE525 Tipping Buckte Rain Gauge
    Location:Railing 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed:Sep 1999
    Range:In fine increments of 0.01in of rainfall
    Accuracy: 1% at 2in/hr rainfall or less

    Relative Humidity and Air Temperature

    Description:Rotronic MP101A relative humnidity and temperature probe
    Location:Weather station pole, 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed: Sep. 1999
    Range
    Humidity: 0-100% reative humidity (RH)
    Accuracy: +/- 1% RH
    Air Temperature: -40 to +60 ° C
    Accuracy: +/- 0.3 ° C

    Wind Monitor

    Description:05103-5 R.Y. Young Wind Monitor
    Location:Weather station pole, 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed: Sep. 1999
    Range: 0-60 m/s (130mph) gust survival 100m/sec (220mph), 360° direction range

    Barometer

    Description:Vaisala PTB101B Analogue Barometer
    Location:Weather station pole, 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed: Sep. 1999
    Range: 600-1060 hPa
    Accuracy: +/-0.45 hPa

    Irradiance

    Description:Eppley Model PSP Precision Spectral Pyranometer
    Location:Weather station pole, 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed: Sep. 1999
    Range: 0-2800 W/m^2

    Quantum Sensor (PAR measurements)

    Description:Li-Cor LI1905B Quantum Sensor
    Location:Weather station pole, 3rd floor deck at aquarium
    Latitude 36° 37' 6.96N, Longitude 121° 54 5.4W
    Installed: Sep. 1999