link to AFSC home page
Mobile users can use the Site Map to access the principal pages

link to AFSC home page link to NMFS home page link to NOAA home page

MESA Archives: Auke Bay Laboratories Climatological Series

(PLEASE NOTE: These web pages are for archival purposes only and are no longer maintained.)

ABL Home
Marine Ecology & Stock Assessment:
Archives:
Ocean Carrying Capacity
Ecosystem Monitoring and Analysis (EMA)
Monitoring Age and Size
Retrospective Studies
Climatological Series
Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring
Program Activities:
Publications
Posters
Data Sets
Reports & Activities
Archives

Environmental monitoring and assessment requires long term consistent observations of climatological and physical environmental data. Daily environmental records have been maintained at the Auke Bay Marine Station since February 1963 as part of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program. Additional historical records extend back to 1959 prior to the establishment of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Commercial Fisheries.

Dr. Bruce Wing taking rainfall measurements
Dr. Bruce Wing taking rainfall measurements
Dr. Bruce Wing taking rainfall measurements.

 

Auke Bay Laboratories Daily Environmental Observations
Taken daily at approximately 16:30 hrs.
Daily Maximum air temperature
Daily minimum air temperature
Air temperature at time of observation
Daily afternoon sea surface temperature
Daily stream temperature at the Auke Creek Weir
Daily Auke Lake temperature
Daily precipitation (rainfall and/or snowfall)
Surface salinity as PSU
Secchi disc depth and water color by Forel or Ule color scale

The data are maintained in a MS Excel file.
Current data are available on request from Dr. Bruce L. Wing.


Annual average of monthly average daily sea surface temperatures (MADSSTs) at Auke Bay, Alaska, 1976-2004
Annual average of monthly average daily sea surface temperatures (MADSSTs) at Auke Bay, Alaska, 1976-2004. The solid line represents the overall annual mean while the dashed line represents the trend.

 

Contact:
Dr. Bruce L. Wing
Auke Bay Laboratories
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Auke Bay Marine Station
11305 Glacier Hwy
Juneau AK 99801
(907) 7896043
Bruce.Wing@noaa.gov

 

Supporting Research

  • Bruce, H. E., D. R. McLain, and B.L. Wing. 1977. Annual physical and chemical oceanographic cycles of Auke Bay, southeastern Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS SSRF-712, 11 p.

  • Wing, B. L., and J. J. Pella. 1998. Time series analysis of climatological records from Auke Bay, Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-91, 90 p.
     
  • B. L. Wing, M. M. Masuda, and S. G. Taylor. 2006. Time series analysis of physical environmental data records from Auke Bay, Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-166, 75 p.


See the publications and posters databases for additional listings.


To view and print these documents, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader freeware.  Adobe also offers free tools for the visually disabled

            | Home | Site Map | Contact Us | FOIA | Privacy | Disclaimer | USA.gov | Accessibility | Print |           doc logo