Use the LOBO buoys nearest to your projected locations to collect whatever
data is available to help you understand the slough ecosystem and nitrogen
- Examine some real-time or archived data from the LOBO
buoy closest to your chosen location.
- Use the LOBOViz
Web site to collect environmental data. This data visualization page
allows you to access real-time data from the Elkhorn Slough and includes
a variety of variables.
which buoy station you would like to view data from. At this time,
only the surface buoys (SURF) have associated data.
| X variable—Select
which variable you would like to plot on the bottom axis of your
| Y variable —Select
which variable you would like to plot on the side axis of your graph
to compare to the X variable.
the time range and start and end dates for your data range.
whether you would like to view a graph (plot) or download a data
| Other options—You
should not have to change the settings for AutuoScale, Quality,
- Use the ISUS
data visualization page to take a look at some archived data in order
to get a better picture of what's going on. This data visualization
page allows you to access recently-archived data from the L03 ISUS
This data server can be used
to plot ISUS data vs. CTD data for several variables (for example,
ISUS Nitrate vs. CTD Salinity) to look for correlations among
First, choose a start date and time, and the
number of days for which you would like to view data.
Then, choose the data items you would like to
compare (default compares Nitrate to Salinity).
You should not have to change the settings for
Wavelength, Baseline Model, Spectra Filtering, or Salinity Fit.
Finally, choose the output format that you would
like (default is Time Series Plot, which should work well) and
click on ‘Process’ to view data.
What do your results tell you about what is happening?
- Formulate a hypothesis about what is going on. How would you further
be able to test this? What other information would be useful to have?
Prepare a brief reporting your conclusions, give evidence and reasons
for additional research.
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