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     data   graph     files  public Site locations for coral thermal response study at Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
System (MBRS), 2003-2015
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL access_formats String .htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson
attribute NC_GLOBAL acquisition_description String Site Classification:\u00a0Multiple thermal parameters were calculated at
different temporal resolutions and examined across thirteen lagoonal reef
sites. Lagoonal reefs are located between the barrier reef\u2019s crest and
the mainland, and therefore do not include the seaward facing fore-reef.
Instead, lagoonal reefs include nearshore reefs, patch reefs, and the back
reef. Four thermal parameters produced distinct environments for the reef
sites across the Belize MBRS: average annual maximum temperature, average
annual temperature range, average annual number of days above the regional
bleaching threshold of 29.7\u00b0C, and average annual consecutive days above
the regional bleaching threshold (i.e., longest potential thermal stress
events). A metric that combined all four thermal parameters was generated
using ArcGIS in order to assess thermal environments across the Belize MBRS.
Data from each of the four parameters in the metric\u00a0were divided into
8\u201310 bins (0.5 standard deviations (SD) of the mean) and overlaid on a
map of the Belize MBRS. Reefs were not present in areas where the value of any
single variable was <1 SD below or >2 SD above the mean (across the entire
data set from 2003\u20132012). For all four parameters, areas that were
classified in bins \u22651 SD above the mean were designated high temperature
parameter (highTP) sites. Moderate temperature parameter (modTP) sites were
classified as areas where all values were 0.5 to 1 SD above the average annual
temperature range and the average annual maximum temperature, and within 1 SD
of the average annual consecutive days and the average annual number of days
above the regional bleaching threshold. Low temperature parameter (lowTP)
sites were classified as bins that were 0.5 SD above the average to 2 SD below
the average for annual temperature range and annual maximum temperature, and
below the average for consecutive and annual days above the regional bleaching
threshold. Using the metric presented in\u00a0Fig. 1,\u00a0Baumann et al
(2016), fifteen sites were identified, thirteen of which were visited and
surveyed in November 2014 (the two northernmost highTP sites were not surveyed
as corals were not located within the marked geographic area).
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_nid String 635862
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_number String OCE-1459522
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_data_url String http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1459522 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funder_name String NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_acronym String NSF OCE
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_source_nid String 355
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager String Michael E. Sieracki
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager_nid String 50446
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Site locations
Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS)
PI's: K. Castillo, J. Baumann
version: 2018-04-23
Published in Baumann et al, PLoS ONE (2016) 11(9) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162098
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String info at bco-dmo.org
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String https://www.bco-dmo.org/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_source String extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3 19 Dec 2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2018-04-18T20:48:19Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2019-12-11T18:33:52Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &amp;time&lt;now
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.733680.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -88.00196
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 17.82413
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 16.13013
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -88.00196
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -88.62943
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/733680 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description String Used to obtain site locations.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid String 733689
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_description String Acquires satellite signals and tracks your location.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_name String GPS receiver
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_nid String 706037
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_supplied_name String GPS
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, comments, data, dataset, description, dmo, erddap, latitude, longitude, management, oceanography, office, preliminary, site
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/733680/license (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/733680 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 17.82413
attribute NC_GLOBAL param_mapping String {'733680': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'lon': 'master - longitude'}}
attribute NC_GLOBAL parameter_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/733680/parameters (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation String University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation_acronym String UNC-Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_name String Karl D. Castillo
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_nid String 51711
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role String Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation String University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation_acronym String UNC-Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_name String Justin Baumann
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_nid String 733684
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role String Student
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation String University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation_acronym String UNC-Chapel Hill
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_name String Justin Baumann
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_nid String 733684
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role String Contact
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_affiliation_acronym String WHOI BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_person_name String Nancy Copley
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_person_nid String 50396
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_role String BCO-DMO Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Thermal History and Coral Growth
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_acronym String Thermal History and Coral Growth
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_description String Description from NSF award abstract:
Rising global ocean surface temperatures have reduced coral growth rates, thereby negatively impacting the health of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. Recent studies on tropical reef building corals reveal that corals' growth in response to ocean warming may be influenced by their previous seawater temperature exposure - their thermal history. Although these recent findings highlight significant variability in coral growth in response to climate change, uncertainty remains as to the spatial scale at which corals' thermal history influences how they have responded to ocean warming and how they will likely respond to predicted future increases in ocean temperature. This study investigates the influence of thermal history on coral growth in response to recent and predicted seawater temperatures increases across four ecologically relevant spatial scales ranging from reef ecosystems, to reef communities, to reef populations, to an individual coral colony. By understanding how corals have responded in the past across a range of ecological scales, the Principal Investigator will be able to improve the ability to predict their susceptibility and resilience, which could then be applied to coral reef conservation in the face of climate change. This research project will broaden the participation of undergraduates from underrepresented groups and educate public radio listeners using minority voices and narratives. The scientist will leverage current and new partnerships to recruit and train minority undergraduates, thus allowing them to engage high school students near field sites in Florida, Belize, and Panama. Through peer advising, undergraduates will document this research on a digital news site for dissemination to the public. The voice of the undergraduates and scientist will ground the production of a public radio feature exploring the topic of acclimatization and resilience - a capacity for stress tolerance within coral reef ecosystems. This project will provide a postdoctoral researcher and several graduate students with opportunities for field and laboratory research training, teaching and mentoring, and professional development. The results will allow policy makers from Florida, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System countries, and several Central American countries to benefit from Caribbean-scale inferences that incorporate corals' physiological abilities, thereby improving coral reef management for the region.
Coral reefs are at significant risk due to a variety of local and global scale anthropogenic stressors. Although various stressors contribute to the observed decline in coral reef health, recent studies highlight rising seawater temperatures due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration as one of the most significant stressors influencing coral growth rates. However, there is increasing recognition of problems of scale since a coral's growth response to an environmental stressor may be conditional on the scale of description. This research will investigate the following research questions: (1) How has seawater temperature on reef ecosystems (Florida Keys Reef Tract, USA; Belize Barrier Reef System, Belize; and Bocas Del Toro Reef Complex, Panama), reef communities (inshore and offshore reefs), reef populations (individual reefs), and near reef colonies (individual colonies), varied in the past? (2) How has seawater temperature influenced rates of coral growth and how does the seawater temperature-coral growth relationship vary across these four ecological spatial scales? (3) Does the seawater temperature-coral growth relationship forecast rates of coral growth under predicted end-of-century ocean warming at the four ecological spatial scales? Long term sea surface temperature records and small-scale high-resolution in situ seawater temperature measurements will be compared with growth chronologies for the reef building corals Siderastrea siderea and Orbicella faveolata, two keystone species ubiquitously distributed throughout the Caribbean Sea. Nutrients and irradiance will be quantified via satellite-derived observations, in situ measurements, and established colorimetric protocols. Field and laboratory experiments will be combined to examine seawater temperature-coral growth relationships under recent and predicted end-of-century ocean warming at four ecologically relevant spatial scales. The findings of this study will help us bridge the temperature-coral growth response gap across ecologically relevant spatial scales and thus improve our understanding of how corals have responded to recent warming. This will lead to more meaningful predictions about future coral growth response to climate change.
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_end_date String 2018-02
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_geolocation String Western Caribbean
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_name String Investigating the influence of thermal history on coral growth response to recent and predicted end-of-century ocean warming across a cascade of ecological scales
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_nid String 635863
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_website String http://www.unc.edu/~kdcastil/research.html (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_start_date String 2015-03
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 16.13013
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Site locations for coral thermal response study at Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS), 2003-2015.
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Site locations for coral thermal response study at Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS), 2003-2015
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -88.62943
attribute NC_GLOBAL xml_source String osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3
variable site   byte  
attribute site _FillValue byte 127
attribute site actual_range byte 1, 15
attribute site bcodmo_name String site
attribute site description String site identifier
attribute site long_name String Site
attribute site units String unitless
variable description   String  
attribute description bcodmo_name String site_descrip
attribute description description String site description: nearby city name and low; moderate; or high temperature parameter
attribute description long_name String Description
attribute description units String unitless
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude actual_range double 16.13013, 17.82413
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude bcodmo_name String latitude
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude description String latitude; north is positive
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LATX/ (external link)
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute longitude actual_range double -88.62943, -88.00196
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude bcodmo_name String longitude
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude description String longitude; east is positive
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LONX/ (external link)
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable comments   String  
attribute comments bcodmo_name String comment
attribute comments description String comments pertaining to site locations
attribute comments long_name String Comments
attribute comments units String unitless

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