Chicago Beach Water Quality Automated Sensors Report

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This dataset contains the report of the automated sensors in the water of Chicago beaches. This report includes date and time of measurement for water temperature, turbidity, transducer depth, wave height and period among others.

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The Chicago Park District maintains sensors in the water at beaches along Chicago’s Lake Michigan Lakefront. These sensors generally capture the indicated measurements hourly while the sensors are in operation during the summer. During other seasons and at some other times, information from the sensors is not available.

Date Created

2015-02-04

Last Modified

2018-12-13

Version

2018-12-13

Update Frequency

Daily

Temporal Coverage

2018

Spatial Coverage

Chicago

Source

John Snow Labs; Data City of Chicago;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Beaches Sensors, Beach Water Quality, Weather Sensor Locations

Other Titles

Beach Water and Weather Sensor Locations, Maintenance of Sensors in the Water at Beaches

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Beach_NameName of beach where sensors are maintainedstring-
Measurement_Date_And_TimeThe date and time when the measurements were takendatetime-
Water_TemperatureWater temperature in Celsius degrees.numberlevel : Interval
TurbidityWater turbidity in Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU)numberlevel : Ratio
Transducer_DepthTransducer depth in metersnumberlevel : Ratio
Wave_HeightWave height in metersnumberlevel : Ratio
Wave_PeriodWave period in secondsintegerlevel : Ratio
Battery_LifeBattery voltage, an indicator of remaining battery life used by the Chicago Park District to know when batteries should be replaced.numberlevel : Ratio
Measurement_IDA unique record ID made up of the Beach Name and Measurement Timestampstring-
Beach_NameMeasurement_Date_And_TimeWater_TemperatureTurbidityTransducer_DepthWave_HeightWave_PeriodBattery_LifeMeasurement_ID
Calumet BeachCalumetBeach
Rainbow BeachRainbowBeach
Montrose BeachMontroseBeach
Osterman BeachOstermanBeach
Ohio Street BeachOhioStreetBeach
63rd Street Beach63rdStreetBeach
Montrose Beach2016-07-24T10:00:002000.14311MontroseBeach201607241000
Calumet Beach2015-07-26T09:00:00231.170.1311CalumetBeach201507260900
Calumet Beach2016-08-07T21:00:002520.38449.7CalumetBeach201608072100
Montrose Beach2016-07-04T19:00:002300.17610MontroseBeach201607041900