Meteorological and Precipitation Quality Monitoring

Harcum weather and atmospheric station

Many regional and global environmental water quality issues involve atmospheric transport and deposition of specific pollutants.  Examples of water quality impairments include acidification of sensitive streams and lakes, nitrogen deposition and subsequent eutrophication of estuaries and coastal waters, and mercury transformation and subsequent accumulation and toxicity to fish, other wildlife and humans.  In addition to direct pollutant inputs, rainfall/snowmelt drives runoff from the watershed which results in significant nonpoint source pollutant loadings to surface water bodies and groundwater resources.  CBNERR participates in three national atmospheric monitoring programs (NOAA/NERR System-wide Monitoring Program and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program’s National Trends Network and Mercury Deposition Network) and supports local, regional and national Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems.

Listing of Stations

Station:  Sweethall Marsh (CBNERR)
Location: King William County, VA.    37.569N   76.889W
Station IDs:  NESDIS – 3B0116F6;  NWS – SHXV2
Established:  1998
Status:  Operational
Measured Physical Parameters:  Air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure and photosynthetic active radiation (PAR). 
Measured Chemical Parameters:  None
Realtime Data Access:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hads
Archive Data Access:  currently not available

Station:  Taskinas Creek (CBNERR)
Location: James City County, VA.    37.414N   76.713W 
Station IDs:  NESDIS – 3B009218;  NWS – YRSV2
Established: 1997
Status:  Operational
Measured Physical Parameters:  Air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure and photosynthetic active radiation (PAR). 
Measured Chemical Parameters:  None
Realtime Data Access:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hadshttp://www.ndbc.noaa.gov
Archive Data Access:  http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu

Station:  Goodwin Island (CBNERR)
Location: York County, VA.        37.219N   76.395W
Station IDs:  NWS – GDWV2
Established: 2006
Status:  Operational
Measured Physical Parameters:  Wind speed and direction
Measured Chemical Parameters:  None
Realtime Data Access:  http://chsd.vims.edu/vims/; http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov
Archive Data Access:  currently not available