Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) continuously monitors meteorological and oceanographic conditions on the Bodega Marine Reserve and adjacent coastal waters. This automated data acquisition system was first deployed in 1988 and has been expanded several times to measure additional parameters and apply new technologies. The resulting data sets describe the climatological context for all field studies at the site and are a central element of many research and resource management programs. Meteorological sensors measure wind, air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, solar and photosynthetically-active radiation. Oceanographic sensors measure seawater temperature and salinity.
Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) operates a seawater monitoring station at Fort Point, on the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. Collected data include temperature, conductivity, pressure, salinity and density measurements from a CTD. Additional sensors collected chlorophyll fluorescence and transmittance.
Carbon monoxide (CO) measurements were made at Bodega Marine Laboratory nearly continuously from September 2004 through 2007 by the group of Professor Ian Faloona (UC Davis Dept. of Land, Air, & Water Resources). These high frequency (currently 1Hz) CO observations were acquired using an Aero-laser, AL5002 resonance fluorescence instrument.
Ozone (O3) Measurements
Ozone (O3) measurements were made at Bodega Marine Laboratory nearly continuously during 2008 by the group of Professor Ian Faloona (UC Davis Dept. of Land, Air, & Water Resources). The 1 hour ozone measurements were made with a Dasibi Model 1003-AH UV absorption instrument.
Support for these observations has come from the California Air Resources Board.