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Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard


Identification Information:
(datsetid): gov.noaa.glerl:wlevel_dbd
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Publication Date: Unknown
Title: Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard
Online Linkage: http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/now/wlevels/dbd/
Online Linkage: http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/
Description:
Abstract: This data set contains lakewide average water levels for the Great Lakes from 1860 to present. The original data was collected by NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Gauges used to represent the lakewide average were chosen by the Coordinating Committee for Basic Hydraulic and Hydrologic Data. Three and six-month water level forecasts from NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory are also shown.
Purpose: This dashboard was designed for convenience in viewing Great Lakes water levels and forecasts at a variety of time scales. It is meant to provide context for decadal projections based on general circulation models and should also be useful in both illustrating the natural variability of the system as well as providing a vehicle for intercomparison of different forecasts.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1860
Ending Date: Present
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Monthly
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -92.1
East Bounding Coordinate: -76.2
North Bounding Coordinate: 48.8
South Bounding Coordinate: 41.4
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Great Lakes
Theme Keyword: water levels
Theme Keyword: forecasts
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Great Lakes
Place Keyword: Lake St. Clair
Place Keyword: Lake Superior
Place Keyword: Lake Michigan
Place Keyword: Lake Huron
Place Keyword: Lake Erie
Place Keyword: Lake Ontario
Temporal:
Temporal Keyword Thesaurus: None
Temporal Keyword: 1800s
Temporal Keyword: 19th century
Temporal Keyword: 1900s
Temporal Keyword: 20th century
Temporal Keyword: 2000s
Temporal Keyword: 21st century
Access Constraints: the primary tool is Flash based; data can be accessed without Flash but utility and length of data displayed will be reduced
Use Constraints: Not for navigational use
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Contact Person: Anne H. Clites
Contact Position: Physical Scientist
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: 4840 S State Road
City: Ann Arbor
State or Province: Michigan
Postal Code: 48108
Country: USA
Contact Voice Telephone: 734-741-2282
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 734-741-2055
Contact Electronic Mail Address: anne.clites@noaa.gov
Data Quality Information:
Logical Consistency Report: QA/QC of original data by NOS/CO-Ops and Canadian Hydrographic Service
Completeness Report: The lake levels are lakewide averages based on 4-6 gauges (U.S. and Canadian)
Lineage:
Process Step:
Process Description: QA/QC of original data by NOS/CO-Ops and Canadian Hydrographic Service
Process Date: Unknown
Entity and Attribute Information:
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview: Most csv files are of the form: date (year or month/year), water level in meters, IGLD 85
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: Forecast data lists month, 3 and 6 month forecasts defined by 5th and 95th percentile levels
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: 4840 S. State Road
City: Ann Arbor
State or Province: Michigan
Postal Code: 48108
Contact Voice Telephone: (734)741-2282
Contact Electronic Mail Address: anne.clites@noaa.gov
Resource Description: Applications
Distribution Liability: NOAA/GLERL provides this information 'as-is' and shall incur no responsibility or liability as to the completeness or accuracy of this information. NOAA/GLERL assumes no responsibility arising from the use of this information.
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20120719
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Contact Person: Anne H. Clites
Contact Position: Physical Scientist
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: 4840 S. State Road
City: Ann Arbor
State or Province: Michigan
Postal Code: 48108
Country: USA
Contact Voice Telephone: (734)741-2282
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (734)741-2055
Contact Electronic Mail Address: anne.clites@noaa.gov
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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