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Geological Sciences 111
Estuarine Oceanography
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GEO 111 DATA:
(Data is in Eastern Standard Time)

DATE
(Specific Date)
FILE
COLIFORM DATA
(The archives contain an Excel file)
9/27/03
coliform.bin
or
coliform.exe
This archive contains the Coliform Longitudinal Transect data from 9/27/03.  Please note that only an Excel file is in the archive.
DATE
(Site & Range)
FILE
CTD MOORINGS
(The archives contain both Excel and KaleidaGraph formats)
HAC: 9/26-10/24/03
hac1024.bin
or
hac1024.exe
This archive contains the Hundred Acre Cove CTD Mooring from 9/26-10/24/03.  The data has been cleaned and edited.
RR: 9/26-11/1/03
rr1101.bin
or
rr1101.exe
This archive contains the Runnins River CTD Mooring from 9/26-11/1/03.  The data has been cleaned and edited.
WCB: 8/8-11/1/03
wcb1101.bin
or
wcb1101.exe
This archive contains the White Church Bridge CTD Mooring from 8/8-11/1/03.  The data has been cleaned and edited.
DATE
(Specific Dates)
FILE
LONGITUDINAL CTD PROFILES
(The archives contain both Excel and KaleidaGraph formats)
 9/27, 10/3, 10/17 &
10/24/03
ctdlonprf.bin
or
ctdlonprf.exe
This archive contains 4 Longitudinal CTD Transects from 9/27, 10/3, 10/17, and 10/24/03.  These profiles are from the Mobil Dam to the White Church Bridge.  Distance in km has been added.  Please note that other transects of Hundred Acre Cove are available, but not posted on this site.
DATE
(Range)
FILE
PROVIDENCE DATA
(The archive contains both Excel and KaleidaGraph formats)
 5/97-10/03
prov.bin
or
prov.exe
This archive contains daily air temperature, precipitation, wind direction, and wind speed for Providence, RI from 5/97-10/03.  Please note that wind direction is explained in the Excel file.
DATE
(Range)
FILE
S4 MOORINGS
(The archive contains both Excel and KaleidaGraph formats)
 9/26-10/24/03
s4data1024.bin
or
s4data1024.exe
Two S4 Mooring files are in this archive.  The sites are Hundred Acre Cove and Runnins River from 9/26-10/24/03.  The data has been cleaned and edited.
DATE
(Range)
FILE
TIDE DATA
(The archive contains both Excel and KaleidaGraph formats)
 9/1-10/31/03
warren1031.bin
or
warren1031.exe
This archive contains Warren, RI Tide Height & Velocity data from 9/1-10/31/03.  The data was generated using Harbor Master Pro.
DATE
(Specific Dates)
FILE
VERTICAL YSI DATA
(The archive contains Excel files only)
9/27, 10/3, 10/17 &
10/24/03
ysi.bin
or
ysi.exe
This archive contains Vertical YSI Transects from 9/27, 10/3, 10/17, and 10/24/03.  Please note that the 10/3 Hundred Acre Cove file has both Southeast and Northwest transects.  All other profiles are for Runnins River from the Mobil Dam to the White Church Bridge, except for 9/27 which includes both Runnins River and Warren River.  Only Excel files are in the archive.
GEO 111 EXERCISES
FILE
EXERCISE DESCRIPTION
ex8.bin
or
ex8.exe
Exercise 8 - Individual Topics on Estuarine Oceanography with Application to the Hundred Acre Cove-Warren River Estuary System (Narragansett Bay):  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file.  Topics are due on Friday, 11/21/03.  Class reports and in-class reviews are scheduled for Monday, 12/5/03.  Final Reports are due by Saturday, 12/20/03.  Individual report is double credit.
ex7.bin
or
ex7.exe
Exercise 7 - Variability of T, S, Tidal Height and Tidal Currents in the HAC Estuary System:  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file.  This exercise is double credit.  Reports and presentations are due on Wednesday, 12/3/03.
ex6.bin
or
ex6.exe
Exercise 6 - Longitudinal and Vertical Salinity Gradients of the HAC Estuary/Implications for Estuary Classification and Flushing Times:  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file.  The exercise was due in class on Monday, 11/17/03.
ex5.bin
or
ex5.exe
Exercise 5 - Longitudinal Cross Sections of the HAC Estuary/YSI Vertical Profiles:  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file.  The exercise was due in class on Friday, 11/7/03.
ex4.bin
or
ex4.exe
Exercise 4 - Tidal Spectra and Cross Spectra:  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file and a data file (in both Excel and KaleidaGraph format) with October, 2003 tidal predictions for 8 sites.  The exercise was due in class on Friday, 10/17/03.
ex3.bin
or
ex3.exe
Exercise 3 - Tidal Forcing and Tidal Characteristics: The Microsoft Word assignment file along with an Excel data file for the TRF calculations are contained in this archive.  The exercise was due in class on Monday, 10/6/03.
ex2.bin
or
ex2.zip
Exercise 2 - Water Properties, Static Stability, and Dissolved Oxygen:  The archive contains the Microsoft Word assignment file and 5 hydrocast station Excel files. The exercise was due in class on Monday, 09/29/03.
ex1.bin
or
ex1.zip
Exercise 1 - Seasonal Variability of Estuarine Water Properties and Water Masses:  The archive contains the assignment (in Word format) and data files (in both Excel and KaleidaGraph format). The exercise was due in class on Monday, 9/15/03.
FILE
SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION
Arand.bin
(Mac only)
This software in this archive is already on the Macs in GeoChem 148. If you want to use the programs elsewhere, they will run on any Macintosh (Classic mode is required in OS X). The software will be used for time series, spectral, and cross-spectral analysis.

BIN Format:  This is an archive file for Macintosh computers. If Internet Explorer does not extract the data after downloading the file, use Aladdin Stuffit Expander to open the archive.

EXE Format:  This is an executable file for Windows computers. If Internet Explorer does not open the file after downloading it, double click on the file to extract the data.

ZIP Format:  Files in this format require WinZip (Windows) or ZipIt (Macintosh).

Utility Software:  If you are unsuccessful downloading the files, you may need one of the file compression programs mentioned above. Check download.com for both Macintosh and Windows utility software.

Help:  If you have questions about data access from this site, please contact Philip_Howell@brown.edu.

OTHER WEB LINKS:
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
Chesapeake Bay Program
Coastal Marsh Project, University of Maryland
Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP)
EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
Estuarine Research Federation
Narragansett Bay - Prudence Island, RI (NERR)
National Estuary Program
National Weather Service, Boston, MA
NOAA High Resolution Shoreline Database
NOAA CO-OPS (Tide Data)
Rinehart Coastal Research Center (WHOI)
USGS Coastline Extractor
USGS Woods Hole Field Center, Coastal and Marine Geology
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