Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf

Date 2020-06
Temporal extent 2000 -2017
Author(s) Manning James1, Pelletier Erin2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
2 : Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, Kennebunk, Maine, USA
DOI 10.17882/74389
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract

Dataset contains bottom temperature data from lobster traps sites in the Gulf of Maine and the South New England Bight. The hourly time series begins in 2001 at over 100 fixed locations where commercial lobstermen have placed their traps. The water depths range from 1- 405 meters. The variability associated with tidal, wind, seasonal, and inter-annual processes can be depicted at nearly all sites in this multi-year time series. This data was collected as part of the Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT) project - a non-profit collaboration of industry, science and academics devoted to the monitoring of the physical environment of the Gulf of Maine and the Southern New England Shelf.

Licence CC-BY
User's manual

Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps and Large Trawlers (eMOLT)

Sensor metadata

Vemco Minilogger

Data

NOAA Fisheries historical eMOLT raw data ERDDAP which includes other dockside temperature measurements

Fishing vessel specific data is also included in aggregate ERDDAPs by Berring Data Collective

Data
File Size Format Processing Access
2001-01 to 2006-10 Data 22 MB CSV Raw data Open access
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How to cite 

Manning James, Pelletier Erin (2020). Water Temperature collected from Commercial Lobster Traps in Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Shelf. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/74389


In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :


Manning J, Pelletier E (2014). Environmental monitors on lobster traps (eMOLT): long-term observations of New England’s bottom-water temperatures. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 2(1), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2009.11020106