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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/ABL: Auke Bay Climatology 1959-2013,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Auke Bay Climatology 1959-2013
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Auke Bay Climatology 1959-2013
Status: Completed
Publication Date: Unknown

Data set includes available climatological and related physical environmental records for Auke Bay, Auke Creek and Auke Lake beginning in 1959. Daily high and low air temperatures, precipitation, snow fall, snow on the ground, cloud cover, sea surface temperature, surface salinity, Secchi disc depth and water color are taken at the Auke Bay Laboratory. Daily stream temperatures are taken at the Auke Creek Weir. Three meter depth Auke Lake Temperatures are recorded and the Auke Creek Hatchery in take pipe in the lake.


The physical characteristics of the environment strongly influence the biological productivity of the terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. The knowledge of the physical characteristics and their variation over time are critical to understanding and prediction of the natural variation in ecosystem productivity. The parameters included in this data set are basic parameters that are easily monitored and have broad application to many research studies.


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Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Categories Climatology
None Daily records of air temperature
None lake temperature
None Precipitation
None snowfall
None stream temperature
None surface salinity
None water color
None water transparency

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Auke Bay
Geographic Names Information System Juneau
None AK

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None surface

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: access database
Distribution Liability:

Auke Bay Laboratory denies liability if the data are incorrect, incomplete, or misused.

Data Set Credit: Bruce Wing & Norman Wilimosky, Ph.D Auke Bay Laboratory

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 234511
Date Effective From: 2015-10-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:


CC ID: 234509
Date Effective From: 2015-10-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 201090
Date Effective From: 2015-05-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 201091
Date Effective From: 2015-05-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 234510
Date Effective From: 2015-10-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: observed

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 201089
W° Bound: -134.646767
E° Bound: -134.633417
N° Bound: 58.383417
S° Bound: 58.38065

Auke Bay Laboratory, Auke Creek Weir, and Auke Lake in Juneau, Alaska, USA.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 201088
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1959
End: 2010

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 234512
Download URL:

Auke Bay Laboratories Data Sets hosted by AFSC

Technical Environment


Windows Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Users should be aware the subsets in the data base have different time series depending on the interests of the originating investigators. Gaps in the data bases are the result of changing budgets and priorities of the supporting programs. Local microclimatic effects and diel effects may restrict the validity of some parameters for specific studies. Dates when observations began: Sea Surface temperature records began in 1959; Stream temperature in 1962; Routine weather observations in 1963; Cloud cover in 1981; Secchi Disc in 2002; Surface Salinity in 2004 ; Water Color in 2006; Auke Lake ice out in 1967; Auke Lake freeze up in 1992.

Conceptual Consistency:

Not applicable

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

no delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NCEI site yet to be determined

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 201095

Does not apply.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17284
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17284
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-19 19:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-04
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-04
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-04