Oceans and Climate Branch: eMOLT
23 Dec 2003
- email sent out to all participants & administrators w/reminder to check emolt.org's Winter 2004 "onepage update"
9-11 Dec 2003
- eMOLT presents poster at NEC annual meeting
- Bobby Nudd returns second year of temperature record off NH coast
- Tom Long deploys SMCCeMOLT prototype drifters & takes photos
26 Nov 2003
- Fall 2003 update posted
- eMOLT.org "Contact info" page was temporarily out-of-order for several days but has since been restored
21 Nov 2003
- The following items are posted for both eMOLT participants and administrators to review and comment on:
10 Nov 2003
- Norbert Lemeiux returns 2nd year of salinity records from Grand Manan channel!
- ONSET posts a fix to the XP incompatibility problem at: http://www.onsetcomp.com/Support/HS_Support/2279_hsfiles.html
7 Nov 2003
- eMOLT quarterly admin meeting minutes posted
- draft IVR drifter-sighting-reporting-phone-prompts posted
- Alex Brown & Kurt Oehme return 3rd year of temperature records documenting just how cold it was this year relative to the two previous
4 Nov 2003
- eMOLT administrators fall-2003 task list posted
28 Oct 2003
- Lobsterman Tom MacVane returns 3 temperature transects off Southern Maine!
- 24 September 2003
- 30 September 2003
- 7 October 2003
22 Oct 2003
- Drifter design page updated/modified to consider inexpensive GPS rigs
- letters sent out to all 2003 drifter reporters that left addresses
- eMOLT administrators asked to test the automated drifter-reporting system
- official notification of the NEC meeting in Portsmouth on Dec 9th is mailed out
- Jon Carter submits his 2nd temperature record from "CJ01" off Mt. Desert
- Jeff Alberts submits his 2nd temperature record from "JA01" on backside of Cape Cod
5 Oct 2003
- Jim Richards reports "eMOLT" drifter #36384 off Deer Island (Richardson, New Brunswick, Canada)
- abstract submitted including some of the recent "eMOLT drifter" results will be presented by Lew Inzce at international lobster science conference in Tasmania
18 Sep 2003
- Todd Jesse occupies Bobby Martin's "RM02" Mass Bay site to document a third summer of temperature records at that location
- Tom MacVane returns several more "fast-response" temperature profiles (cast) from Casco Bay (awaits documentation)
15 Sep 2003
- quarterly emolt administrators meeting set for pm of Nov 6, 2003 in Kennebunk, Me.
3 Sep 2003
- early November 2003 eMOLT administrators meeting draft agenda posted
- small modifications to the admin manual to adjust the definition of "industry reps"
- NEC mails phase IV approval letter in page 1 and page 2 with review comments
20 Aug 2003
- more eMOLT drifters reported off Nova Scotia
- #35383 reported off Digby Neck
- #35385 reported ashore at New Edinburgh
- #36382 reported ashore at Port Lorne
15 Aug 2003
- Jeff Alberts submits a temperature series from the backside of Cape Cod with 2-3 degF tidal variation
- Jimmy Violet adds 3-more multi-month temperature records to his collection
14 Aug 2003
- Marc Palombo returns another salinity record from the SNE shelf making his time series now 18 months
13 Aug 2003
- phone call from NEC reports Phase IV 2004 drifter study is funded!!!
- Woods Hole dockside temperature has rebounded to 2002's higher than normal condition after a very cold early spring
11 Aug 2003
- one satellite drifter (#629) makes a 2-month circuit of the Gulf back to where it started
- Nick Jenkins returns more temperature records from the deep (180 fathoms) gulf in vicinity of "JS02"
- Paul Bennett returns Hudson Canyon temperature records from ~167 fathoms and ~93 fathoms
24 July 2003
- Scott Riley reports another eMOLT drifter (#36383) inside Musgungus Bay
- Barry Sprague & son report another eMOLT drifter (#35384) washed up in New Harbor Maine
- Anthony Goreham & son report another eMOLT drifter (#35382) drifting off the sw tip of Nova Scotia
16 July 2003
10 July 2003
- Fourth satellite drifter is recovered, this one (#87) by Phil Fuller of Harpswell Maine
- Final phase IV proposal printed
7 July 2003
- 3rd draft drifter proposal posted & phoned PIs
- David Spencer submits documentation and temperature data from S.New England Shelf Edge capturing several degrees of tidal variation
3 July 2003
- 2nd draft drifter proposal posted & notified PIs
2 July 2003
- three satellite drifters recovered by lobstermen:
- Muscungus Bay by Duston Reed
- Backside of Cape Cod by Sean Riley
- Casco Bay by Lew Incze & others
- Nick Jenkins submits documentation for two deployments:
30 June 2003
- more drifter sightings reported by Jeff Donnell, David Ames, Alan Webber, Pete Flanigan, Steve Clark, Rich Olson, Paul Peletier, Jeff, Dan Watson, Ron Robichaud, Scott Riley, and Alfred Osgood
- drifter #630 recovered by Sean Riley on the backside of Cape Cod (fishermen are asked to recover any units seen east of Cape Cod)
- Atlantic Offshore temperature records analysis conducted
- zoom in to see effects of Gulf Stream warm core ring
- imagery from 1 Oct 2002
- imagery from 25 Oct 2002
- Summer 2003 eMOLT update posted
16 June 2003
- Leroy Bridges submits a very interesting temperature record from off Stonington
- Russell Brewer submits his first record where air temperature is captured with each haul
- Tom MacVane successfully deploys the Fast-Response Temperature Probe w/depth sensor to record tidal heights
- eMOLT Annual Report submitted to NEC
- eMOLT admin meeting minutes posted
13 June 2003
- eMOLT quarterly admin meeting at the GoMOOS office in Portland Me
11 June 2003
- drifter sightings reported by Bob Baines, Nick Sprague, Anson Norton, Jeremy Van Dyne, John Melquist, Jeff Donnell, Tim Vergin, Mike Parenteau, and Mattie Thomson
- multiple eMOLT sites now have multiple years of temperature data
9 June 2003
- Draft Annual Report to NEC posted
- Small Business Innovation Research preproposal submitted in-house
- Another Bobby Ingalls record is submitted
16 May 2003
- Bobby Ingalls from Bucks Harbor, Me approaches 3 year time series of temperature at site "BI01"
15 May 2003
- analysis of historical records vs online GoMOOS data indicates deep water (50m) off the Maine mid-coast is warming back up to normal in May 2003 despite the cold atmospheric winter
- final plans made with S. Maine Community College drifter making team:
- 20 May: 4 students travel to Woods Hole on 20 May to design & construct prototype
- 21 May: ~6 students mass produce units at SMCC
12 May 2003
- draft agenda posted for 13 June eMOLT admin meeting in Portland
- Colbert brothers return three more multi-month temperature records from S. New England Shelf edge
9 May 2003
- Billy Anderson from Lubec returns:
- another temperature record from BA01
- his first multi-year temperature record from BA02 indicating spring 2003 being several degrees colder than 2002
- David Johnson's temperature record awaits further documentation
- Patrice Farrey conducts her first ice bath calibration of temperature probes
- Eastern Standard Time selected as the eMOLT time convention for initializing all temperature probes
28 April 2003
24 April 2003
18 April 2003
- final draft planning letter mailed to NEC
14 April 2003
- eMOLT administrators asked to comment on draft planning letter
11 April 2003
- Patrice mails new set of temperature probes to various associations
- started composing drifter proposal
7 April 2003
- prototype drifter design developed further
28 Mar 2003
- Bobby Marcella (out of Hull Ma) uses Thistle to document his first temperature record
26 Mar 2003
- second notice goes out to eMOLT administrators "eMOLT drifter design options"
- Carla Morin & Patrice submit spreadsheet documentation for MeLA 2002 deployments
- Matt Thompson returns records from both north-east and south-east of Monhegan
- Jay Smith's new record at "SJ01" provides further evidence of the warmer 2002 vs 2001
18 Mar 2003
- notice goes out to eMOLT Microcat (salinity probe) participants about water samples needed in 2003
- notice goes out to eMOLT administrators in Maine about the GMA Collaborative Research Workshops
10 Mar 2003
- the discussion of "eMOLT drifter design options" is updated/enhanced since it was first posted
- analysis of the Mar 2003-temperature-probe-ice-bath-calibration-check completed
3-4 Mar 2003
- Results from Maine Fish Forum data downloads:
- Downeast Lobstermen Association:
- Norbert Lemieux returns his third salinity record from the Gran Manan channel making nearly a year's worth of data available from NL01 along with temperature as well
- Stevie Robbins returns his third salinty record (as well as temperature) off Stonington documenting more abrupt and unexplained rapid changes in salt content
- John Chipman becomes the first DELA participant to record 2 years of temperature data at one site!
- Nick Lemieux now has a full year of temperature at NL01 after his latest deployment
- Brian Cates returns another record from "BC01" (awaited verification of site)
- Clive Farrin has a couple probes with data on them?
- Mike Dassatt returned his first record from upper Penobscot Bay
- Maine Lobstermen Association:
- Brian McClain returned another record from BM01 as well as a few others like : BM02
- Shane Carter returned data for the first time at sites SC01 and SC02
- Peter Flanigan also returned data for the first time at site PF01
- Arnie Gamage now has three years (2001-2003) represented at site "AG01" after his latest deployment
- Jeff White obtained a few temperature records but we are waiting for documentation.
- Jay Smith returned another record
- Mattie Thomson returned his first two records
- Draft minutes to the eMOLT administrators 1 March meeting is posted
21 Feb 2003
19 Feb 2003
- the inventory of probe "readers" (ie base stations) was added to the emolt data base
18 Feb 2003
- Phase IV proposal outline posted for administrators review
11 Feb 2003
- Bobby Martin adds to his series of temperature off Mass Bay
- Eulia McGrath crew document another episode of deep (181 fathom) Gulf of Maine early-winter turnover in Dec 2002
4 Feb 2003
- demonstrated GOMOOS & eMOLT data merging routine
31 Jan 2003
- eMOLT Admin Meeting at MFF Agenda posted
- Winter 2003 1-page update drafted & posted
- Jan 24th overnight ice bath check on 13 probes flags one probe, in particular, worth checking again (#981)
25-27 Jan 2003
- Patrice sends out notice to all admins:
- to get ready for the Fish Forum
- summarizes discussion of new probe purchase
- MaLA Weekend data download results:
- Marc Palombo adds to his Shelf Edge (TA15) temperature and salinity record and
- starts a new shallower site (TA23) with both temp and salt
- adds another summertime to a old shallow site (TA21) of with more temperature
- Jim Tripp adds to his deep GOM (JT04) temperature and salinity records
- Skip Ryan adds to his series of temperature at SR04
- Dave Kandrick adds to his series at "DK01"
- Bill Doherty...adds to his temperature series at "BD01"
- Jon Shafmaster
23 Jan 2003
21 Jan 2003
- Todd Jesse returns 2nd year of temperature at site "TJ01".
16 Jan 2003
- John Peabody's "broken tip" probes provided more realizations of the November 2002 intrusion on the S. New England shelf
9 Jan 2003
- Analysis of late 2002 Woods Hole Harbor temps show colder conditions
7 Jan 2003
3 Jan 2003
- Bonnie sends a batch of AOLA probe data
- Marc Palombo returns another 6-month temperature record from "TA15" resulting in a >3-year-long record at that site
- John Peobody returns several more temperature records from his fishing ground on the southern New England shelf
- Paul Bennett returns a 6-month temperature record from "PB02", the first record from this site w/large tidal variations
30 Dec 2002
- Borsari returns a undocumented temperature record from Violet
26 Nov 2002
- draft of quarterly progress report posted (due to NEC on 2nd Dec)
- Patrice orders more TidBit probes
23 Nov 2002
- email sent out to all eMOLT administrators and participants w/updates/reminders
18 Nov 2002
- Patrice submits documentation spreadsheet for Nudd, Gamage, Merrill, and McClain
- Casoni visits Woods Hole
- Mike Tupper from the north shore of Boston returns temperature
12 Nov 2002
- Bobby Nudd Jr (off NH) submits first temperature record
- Bro Cote (off Georges Bank) submits temperature record (awaits documentation)
8 Nov 2002
- Phase IV Drifter preproposal posted
6 Nov 2002
- notified probe manufacturers of NOAA's Small Buisness Initiative $$ in developing probes specifically for lobsterin'
19 Oct 2002
- John Haviland submits a 13 month record of temperature from Mass Bay
- Leroy Bridges submits his first temperature record from Stonington area indicating moderate tidal variations
- repaired a few more broken links on "results" page
15 Oct 2002
- Stevie Robbins' salinity data from Summer 2002 finally processed
14 Oct 2002
- Todd Jesse and Bobby Martin submit their Summer 2002 Mass Bay temperatures from TJ01 and RM02, respectively.
10 Oct 2002
- protocol for logging time of haul on a spreadsheet has been modified from the hard-to-read-single column format yyyymmddhhmm to the more-standard-spreadsheet-double column form like dd/mm/yyyy and hh:mmxx where "xx" is am or pm
9 Oct 2002
- Patrice sends email on phase III allocations request invoices
7 Oct 2002
- Mike Tufts from the north shore submits more temperature records
4 Oct 2002
- "Results from the Field" updated with more popup plots
- Dave Kandrick documents an early Mass Bay "turnover" event (relative to 2001)
- Loran to Lat/Lon converter available
24-26 Sept 2002
- New Maine Lobstermen Association Records:
- New Downeast Lobstermen Association Records:
- Norbert Lemieux returns several months of salinity record
- Jeremy Cates submits his first temperature record
- Nick Lemieux submits his first temperature record
- Brian Cates submits his first temperature record
- New Mass Lobstermen Association Records:
- Steve Keane documents a warmer 2002 and his first salinity record
- Kurt Oehme returns 18 months of temperature data
- Bill Doherty documents variability if shallow (11 Fth) water)
- Billy Souza documents a warmer 2002 w/his 2nd year at "BS02"
- Alex Brown documents another summer of high tidal variability off P-town
23 Sept 2002
- posted draft minutes of 20 Sept 2002 admin meeting
- email goes out to all administrators asking for more documentation
22 Sept 2002
- Modified manuals to reflect the new filenaming convention
- Fall 2002 downloads processed:
- Ralph Bachman documents warmer 2002
- Norbert Lemieux's new temperature data at NL02 depicts:
- the regularity of his hauls
- two periods of front passage: one in early August and one in early September
20 Sept 2002
- eMOLT Woods Hole Admin Meeting highlights:
- two new Industry Reps from Maine attend
- data filenaming convention simplified
- 15 temperature and 4 salinity records downloaded
17 September 2002
- generated a new table on "eMOLT statistics"
- Time plot of record lengths generated for each association:
- Marc Palombo has now contributed several months of Seabird Microcat data (ie salinity) from shelf edge (115 fathoms) at site TA15 where he has monitored temperature for nearly three years with the recent addition Summer 2002 temperature and salinity which demonstrates both tidal and ring-induced variations
16 September 2002
- Todd Jesse submits data for Spring 2002 Mass Bay site "TJ02"
15 September 2002
- made figure with time plot of all sites
13 September 2002
- sent message to four probe manufacturers w/suggestion for "realtime" probe
- emailed and mailed final Annual Report to NEC
11 September 2002
- another email goes out to administrators asking to check on draft "Annual Report"
10 September 2002
- Lobstermen meetings scheduled w/eMOLT reps present:
- Mass Lobstermen Assoc. 18 Sept 2002 w/Dave Casoni collecting probes
- Mass Lobstermen Assoc. 16 Oct 2002 w/Jim Manning presenting results
- Downeast Lobstermen Assoc. 17 Oct w/Jim Manning presenting results
3 September 2002
- eMOLT added to fall association meetings agendas
- DRAFT eMOLT Annual Report to the Northeast Consortium (funding agency) is posted
30 August 2002
- Patrice posts email to all administrators reminding them to contact participants
17 July 2002
- plot of all time series available from inshore associations & historical sites (arranged north to south) generated for 2000-2003 time period
- example of GOMOOS and eMOLT collaboration
15 July 2002
- Patrice's mailing to eMOLT administrators outlines tasks for July 2002
12 July 2002
- Bro Cote returns another multi-month temperature record from the southern flank of Georges Bank
9 July 2002
- agenda for the 20 September administrators meeting in Woods Hole is posted
- letter goes out to MaLA participants offering Thistle Boxes
2 July 2002
- eMOLT participants & family in the Rockland Maine area are welcome to stop by the R/V Weatherbird at the dock on 26-28 July for a tour of the ship, discussions, data downloads?
1 July 2002
- posted Summer 2002 onepage update
29 June 2002
- posted minutes to 25 June admin meeting
- Nick Jenkins (w/Shafmaster) adds three more eMOLT sites to database at JS04, JS05, and JS06.
26 June 2002
- full year of temeprature data returned by Jim Violet from Southern New England shelf indicating warmest period in late December!!
- two miles can make a difference in temperature as evidenced by Violet's two probes in the summer of 2001 deployed in the same water depth
25 June 2002
21 June 2002
- continuous Woods Hole salinity record archived for early spring and late spring 2002 resulting in nearly a full year's dataset
- updated the list of "undocumented records" .... those time series never entered in the eMOLT database due to insufficient documentation
20 June 2002
- fixed yeaterday's bug in data access & registration page (I think...)
19 June 2002
- noticed some of the web utilities (data access & registration) are temporarily out-of-order ... needs fixing
- Paul Bennett's first temperature record added to database
- Norb Lemieux contributes photos of Seabird Microcat inside lobster trap
18 June 2002
- John Peabody's second year of temperature data at site "JP03" indicates a few degrees warmer conditions (relative to 2001).
- Marc Palombo's third year of temperature data at site "TA15", on the other hand, indicates cooler (relative to 2000 or 2001).
- Shafmaster's Carol Coles crew (Nick?) fills out nearly one full year of temperature at site "JS02"
13 June 2002
- David Johnson (Long Island Me) joins the Microcat (ie salinity) probe crew
- Note sent to Industry Representatives requesting phone calls and/or visits to ALL participants
12 June 2002
- "On outreach procedure" section is added to the administrators manual
5 June 2002
- eMOLT Industry Representative position for the Maine Lobstermen Association becomes vacant...
22 May 2002
- eMOLT admin meeting set for 25 June at the Urban Forestry Center
21 May 2002
- Manuals for both participants and administrators modified to include a sample spreadsheet file for documentation
- Bernie Feeney drafts letter to all MaLA participants offering Thistle Electronic Loggers
17 May 2002
- email sent to all administrators about a meeting scheduled for 25 June somewhere in southern Maine
15 May 2002
- Woods Hole Harbor temperatures for the first half of 2002 are loaded into the database. These indicate warmer than normal conditions.
12 May 2002
- The first 3-year comparison of temperature at one offshore site (Marc's "TA15") indicates, for this site, coolest of the three years.
- eMOLT administrators begin plans for a their next quarterly meeting .... possible mid to late June 2002.
3 May 2002
- Marc Palombo returns multi-month salinity record
1 May 2002
- NEC sends letter approving eMOLT Phase III funding!
30 April 2002
- Arnie Gamages's 2nd temperature record from Winter 2001-2002 provides now nearly a full year of observations at his site
- Brian Mclain's 1st temperature record from Winter 2001-2002 shows drop beginning in mid-December
25 April 2002
- Jim Tripp's Seabird Microcat record documents some interesting variations of salinity
- Norbert Lemieux's Seabird Microcat records document Gran Manan Channel temperature and salinity at two sites with basically the same results
- Mike Faulkingham submits his documentation of last summer's Tidbit deployment
22 April 2001
- plans underway for 24 April Salinity Probe Training in Portland Me
- more test of Seabird salinity probe in Woods Hole deployment against bottle samples show good results
[Note: There was no updates during early April 2002 when I was away on a research cruise.]
25 March 2002
- late winter 2002 Woods Hole salinity and temperature enters database
- small modification to salinity probe manual with more details on conductivity cell maintenance
22 March 2002
- Patrice Farrey (Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation) provides first quarterly eMOLT Phase II accounting
- Administrators Manual gets revised accordingly
- Plans get underway for late-April salinity probe training session ...
21 March 2002
- Todd Jesse summer 2001 temperature record reveals a dramatic increase in temperature in early October! Will that happen again this year ?
- Alex Brown summer 2001 temperature record reveals some very interesting tidal oscillations
20 March 2002
- Casoni, Adler, Feeney, Arnold, and Manning meet at MaLA office to discuss Thistle boxes
18 March 2002
- Dave Casoni (MaLA treasurer/secretary) visits Woods Hole
15 March 2002
- submitted to NEC final phase III proposal
12 March 2002
- added Grant Moore's first temperature records
8 March 2002
- submitted in-house and posted the "near-final" phase III proposal
7 March 2002
- Patrice Farrey (Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation) provides Phase I accounting
5 March 2002
- added Bob Prescott's Fall 2001 to database
4 March 2002
- sent out a message to all eMOLT participants & administrators on phase III
- added the March 2002 update for administrators under "one page updates"
- eMOLT presentations & discussions at the Maine Fishermen Forum in Rockland Maine
- delivered 3 more salinity probes to participants in Maine
- agreed to institute "anchor stations" in probe deployments as oppose to trap stations in order maintain fixed locations
26 Feb 2002
- Jerry Prezioso submits a close-up underwater picture of the TidBit temperature probe
25 Feb 2002
- Processed Billy Anderson's temperature records from off Lubec Maine
21 Feb 2002
- Mike Tufts and family from the north shore visits Woods Hole and personally delivers his first temperature record
20 Feb 2002
- Began new practice of posting monthly updates on administrators commnunications under the "one page eMOLT updates" page.
- Started working on an outline for phase III proposal
15 Feb 2002
- modified the salinity manual to include instructions on taking water samples
13 Feb 2002
- eMOLT temperature and salinity data is now available through the Distributed Oceanographic Data System
- Processed Colbert's temperature data:
- Denny Colbert's data from his shelf-edge site "MJ09" finding year 2002 is so far a few degrees cooler (at this location) than 2001
- Bobby Colbert;s data from his shelf-edge site "MJ07" finding data from 2000-2002 but at different times of the year
- eMOLT web site is now "www.emolt.org", or simpler yet, "emolt.org"
6 Feb 2002
- salinity probe #126 is deployed by Marc Palombo on the shelf edge
- added the "bi-annual report to NOAA Fisheries update" to the "one page eMOLT updates" page
- added a section to the administrators manual called "On processing batches of data"
30 Jan 2002
- Entered Emmett Carroll & Bill Doherty as MaLA participants
29 Jan 2002
- Processed Billy Souza's data from Truro area
28 Jan 2002
- Processed Bobby Martin's data from Stellwagen area
25-27 Jan 2002
- MaLA weekend 2002 went well. The eMOLT administrators minutes are posted here.
24 Jan 2002
- In preparation for the MaLA weekend, I made some minor additions to the Administrators Manual
23 Jan 2002
- Patrice sets up eMOLT session at the Maine Fishermen Forum for 1 March 2002 (1-2:30pm)
- Processed the 1st multi-month eMOLT salinity record
22 Jan 2002
- added Todd Jesse's Fall 2001 deployment to the database
- fixed bug noted on 18 Jan 2002 below
18 Jan 2002
- found a bug in the routine that updates the participant information (name,address,etc) and made that web form "temporarily out-of-order" until I get a chance to fix it
8 Jan 2002
- draft agenda for MaLA weekend meeting(s) put under "Training Sessions and Meetings Sceduled"
7 Jan 2002
- sent planning letter to NEC for phase III
4 Jan 2002
- added Jim Tripp's latest deployment record from late summer -early fall 2001. Noted some interesting variations in early October.
- notified PI's about phase III pre-proposal draft due next week
2 Jan 2002
- contact made with the New York Dept of Environmental Conservation to potentially expand study area's southern boundary
21 Dec 2001
- Plans for 3:00-4:30 eMOLT session at MaLA Weekend submitted to Jan MaLA newsletter
- Application for new web site address comes through but not yet activated
- Revised "logsheet.doc" posted
20 Dec 2001
- revised the "Getting Started Manuals for Participants Page" to link to Patrice's new log sheet.
19 Dec 2001
- Patrice has revised the documentation log sheet to be more concise and usable. You will do best to download the Word Document by holding the shift key down and clicking here. To see a rough html version click here.
- Patrice has also completed a spreadsheet inventory of phase I equipment distribution. The eMOLT database has not been updated yet with this info.
- The Mass Lobstermen Assoc. contributed five new temperature records
18 Dec 2001
- submitted abstract to National Shellfish Assoc. meeting
- fixed contact info & registration bug
14 Dec 2001
- contact info & registration temporarily out-of-order (fixing bug)
- added three temperature records thanks to Maine Lobstermen Association folks:
7 Dec 2001
- drafted minutes of Manning & Farrey meeting
3 Dec 2001
- drafted agenda for Manning & Farrey meeting items
30 Nov 2001
- Patrice works on accounting of budget & equipment .. getting eMOLT back on track.
28 Nov 2001
- added multi-month time record from Arnie Gamage after getting documentation from Patrice
- sent email notice to all those online about Winter 2001/2002 Update
27 Nov 2001
- Received a request to remove the "log of communication between eMOLT administrators" from the web page as having more detail than necessary. Instead, from now on, a monthly summary will be posted under the "one page updates" .
26 Nov 2001
- added several items to the "trouble shooting" probe section of the participants manual thanks to conversations with Clare Grindal and Paul Borsari
19 Nov 2001
16 Nov 2001
- To get estimates of surface and bottom temperatures on the Northeast Continental Shelf check out these routines
- added two multi-month temperature records thanks to Jack Merrill and Bobby Ingalls
14 Nov 2001
- enhanced the "contact info & registration" page by adding options to:
- generate "list of people, phone #s, and probe serial numbers"
- "log of communication between eMOLT administrators" (Communication is the key!)
7 Nov 2001
1 Nov 2001
- Bobby Colbert returns another interesting temperature record from the southern New England shelf documenting the large degree of tidal oscillations (see Oct 16th's ~10 degF changes in a few hours time!!)
25 Oct 2001
- modified the standard temperature plots to include a blue "daily average" line over the red "hourly" line
24 Oct 2001
- Generated a revised version of the "condensed instructions for eMOLT participants" page with a link to a simplified spreadsheet
23 Oct 2001
- NEC restructures eMOLT
- Phase I continues to function as funded but w/Patrice Farrey coordinating the GOMLF tasks. Step one will be to generate an accounting of money and equipment broken down by association.
- Phase II allows individual associations to submit their own budget. The individual associations may contract GOMLF to do some of their work. The revised budget sheet remains basically the same w/breakdown by association.
22 Oct 2001
- fixed the routine for time axis labeling on raw temperature plots
- multi-month temperature record from John Peabody demonstrates the effect of a Gulf Stream ring arriving in late may. Note the formation and subsequentbirth of the ring as observed from space.
- multi-month temperature record from Denny Colbert 's summer 2001 five-month record of temperature
16 Oct 2001
- Joe Manning (my father) is now in Maine on a mission this week to deliver temperature probe readers and install software on interested participant's home computers. He will also be attending the DELA meeting in Ellsworth with David McCarron and possibly Jennifer Brewer. Together, they are working to help participants get started.
10-11 Oct 2001
- added first draft of "Phase III: Data Management Centers" 2002 pre-proposal under "proposal documents" link of the eMOLT web site
- multi-month temperature record from Jim Violet's probe south of Nantucket demonstrates the cooling that regularly occurs there in late summer due to the arrival of the previous winter's water from the north. We call this the "cool pool".
- multi-month temperature record from Rob Campanale's probe demonstrates the variations in temperature due to slight relocation of probes in steeply sloping topography
- multi-month temperature record from Bro Cote' probe demonstrates the variations in temperature due to slight relocation of probes in steeply sloping topography
1 Oct 2001
- first ever lobsterman-deployed salinity sensor is returned from the southern side of Geaorges Bank with good data !
28 Sep 2001
- added several more time series of temperature from folks (Anderson, Gamage, Buffington, Peabody, Shafmaster, ...). Waiting on their "documentation" in most cases.
- added several additions and changes to MeLA participant list after 3-day visit to mid-coast area
- added Fall 2001 eMOLT update and sent copy to NEC, the funding agency
21 Sep 2001
- added several more participants from Maine after getting spreadsheets from McCarron & Patrice (see pull down list under "registration")
- updated the map of participants but realized it is getting too crowded to be effective & will need to java-enhanced user interactivity (ie zoom functionality) soon
- added notes on a) trouble shooting "error 9" and b) ONSET's suggestion of inserting all probes snuggly inside film cannisters to prevent the LED nub being broken
- added additional site with some details on the tXXXYYZZ filename convention
15 Sep 2001
- Thanks to feedback from Bonnie, I made slight modifications to the the web-based registration program.
13 Sep 2001
- processed new temperature data from Mike Tupper, Steve Keane, and Skip Ryan/Chetwynd at eMOLT sites "MT01-03", "SK01", and "SR01-02", respectively.
- recieved undocumented temperature data from MaLA's Fred Dauphinee and AOLA's Grant Moore.
- ONSET order is delivered with 24 readers and 15 AOLA tidbits
12 Sep 2001
- made slight changes to the convention on naming deployment sites. Where before participants were asked to use a 2-digit vessel code, they are now allowed to name sites by their own initials. For example, Steve Keane's sites are referred to as "SK01", "SK02", etc. Only those participants who either a) have multiple vessels/captains or b) have initials the same as other eMOLT participants are ask to stick with the vessel code convention for naming distinct geographic sites.
- Also note that the "probe setting" description is now worded slightly different. It is now described as a "2-digit # referring to consecutive reprogramming of the particular probe at this particular site" whereas before this probe setting was incremented regardless of site. If the probe is moved to a new site, the "probe setting" is now reinitialized to "1".
- article appears in CFN on eMOLT
10 Sep 2001
- processed new data from Bob Baines, Jim Tripp, and Steve Keane
31 Aug 2001
- sent feedback to SEABIRD on problems encountered with test deployments of Microcat
29 Aug 2001
- made small modifications to the registration form (call me at 508-495-2211 after making a few entries to verify the information is getting loaded properly)
- posted the summary of eMOLT rep meeting (Manning, McCarron, and Spinazzola) in Woods Hole on 28 August
- posted results of first Aquarium deployment of the Microcat under "probe comparisons" of the administrators manual.
27 Aug 2001
- improved the eMOLT satellite image utility to allow users to click on a "region of interest" rather than having to plug in lat/lon coordinates
19 Aug 2001
- First aquarium deployment of the SEABIRD Microcat SBE37SM probes (measuring salinity as well as temeprature) was successful. Started a manual for potential eMOLT SBE37sm users.
13 Aug 2001
- An article appeared in the Boston Herald where many interviewed blame the cold temperatures for low catch this year.
9 Aug 2001
- After consulting with Dave Casoni, decided to add the handwritten log option for "documenting the deployments". The participant's manual now mentions this as one of four methods to record station/haul information. Ideally we would want this submitted electronically but we will except the handwritten (ie hardcopy) logs for the time being. This only means the association representatives will be laden with data entry work.
- McCarron reported the first salinity probe has been ordered from Seabird
6 Aug 2001
- removed link to CFN article until after publication
- updated the "results from the field" page with new chart of participants
2 Aug 2001
- added some data and analysis on "long term" temperature series
- added link to proposed CFN article for review purposes
22 July 2001
- Added Billy Sousa's site "RD02" early-summer 2001 data and noted some interesting changes in the amplitude of the tidal cycle
16 July 2001
- Started adding some more historical temperature time series from US Lightship collection (recently rescued by WHOI) including Mt. Desert Rock (1960-1971), ...
- updated emolt_people table and called Mass Lobster Association participants on the phone
12 July 2001
- added option to "Document the Deployment" via the web to go directly into the eMOLT database
- revised/simplified the "Getting Started Manual for Participants" to be for ONSET probes specifically
- added SEABIRD & IDRONAUT to description of probe technology page
11 July 2001
- added Millstone Nuclear Power Station temperature series (1976-2000) to database (thanks to Don Landers at Northeast Utilities in Waterford, Ct.)
10 July 2001
- generated a list of project "to do" items and notified the administrators
- began planning a series of meetings with McCarron (July), administrators (August), and everyone participants included (this fall).
- Little or no progress will be noted here during the month of June 2001 as I will be away from my desk on conferences and vacation.... I'll get back to it in July.
- More dockside tests of VEMCO, ONSET, and YSI probes were conducted. The results are documented in the "Probe Comparisons" section of the "Manual for Administrators".
- The first multi-month salinity timeseries off the Woods Hole dock was, as expected, contaminated due to biofouling of the conductivity cell. Bottles samples (not yet analyzed) were taken on a weekly basis in order to quantify the degree of biofouling.
24 May 2001
- added the full series of Boothbay Harbor temperatures (1905-2000) to accessible data (thanks to Mark Lazzari @DMR)
21 May 2001
- added year-to-year comparison plots to the standard collection of plots for each eMOLT site where multi-year data is now available
- received letter from NEC accepting eMOLT Phase II Salinity proposal page 1 and page 2
8 May 2001
- added dynamic plot (ie plots according to user-specified time ranges) option in the data access link from homepage
4 May 2001
- added the Maine DMR Boothbay Harbor temperature series (1989-2000) and the Mass DMF sites 1-7 series (1991-2000) to list of accessible data
3 May 2001
- Unusually large pertubation of the Gulf Stream penetrates the southern side of Georges Bank ... first reported to me by Bob Colbert
30 April 2001
- setup very rudimentary data access link from homepage
- moved "who should participate" link to administrators manual
25 April 2001
- added the Lotek/CDI LTD unit to the list of probe technology under "other".... as something to investigate
23 April 2001
- Mailed Phase II proposal to NEC
18 April 2001
- Modified PhaseII proposal
- eliminated BNL/YSI's and added 5 more SEABIRDs
- added addition ONSET readers
- reduced number of lobstermen & reimbursements to 8 @ $1k/each
5 April 2001
- submitted PhaseII Salinity Proposal for in-house approval and updated web served copy
- added an emolt logo on home page
30 Mar 2001
- Split the "Getting Started Manual" in two for participants and administrators.
- added a link to a spreadsheet accounting of funding and spending from the administrators manual under "how the money is spent"
14 Mar 2001
- started composing eMOLT II proposal
- As suggested by Bro Cote, I made a slight modification to the instructions for initializing the tidBit probes to include a station number in the "description" record (see manual).
27 Feb 2001
- started building an ORACLE database to archive and document (eventually serve) the temperature records
10 Feb 2001
- added a new satellite image extraction routine (see "links to satellite images") where users specify lat/lon and time
- added link to "Draft writeup on long-term historical temperature records" under "other notes"
- added instructions in "getting started manual" for those choosing to use the Thistle Marine Logger
31 Jan 2001
- added first draft of pre-proposal to NEC for 2001 $ under "proposal documents"
12 Jan 2001
- Added "registration form" under the link to "contact information"
10 Jan 2001
- Added a section on "who is responsible for what aspects of the project" in the manual
- Added a link to the proposed purchase order in the "how the money is spent" section
4 Jan 2001
- added capability to click on participants name in the "latest results from the field" page
2 Jan 2001
- added notes on upcoming meetings (Jan 8th & 18th)
13 December 2000
- changed the homepage from lob.html" to "emolt.html" with a note to users to change their bookmarks
- changed the "latest results from the field" page to begin with map of dots representing the APPROXIMATE position of temperature data so that you can start clicking on some of the southernmost blue dots and see lists of plots etc.
- added a new 8-month time series at 2-3 sites occupied by Bob Colbert .. thanks bob!!