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

2020-06-01

Version

2020-06-01

Update Frequency

Quarterly

Temporal Coverage

2020

Spatial Coverage

Chicago

Source

John Snow Labs; Data City of Chicago;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

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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
Ohio Street Beach2019-06-04T20:00:0015.30.960.156410.8OhioStreetBeach201906042000
63rd Street Beach2013-09-18T10:00:0018.97.561.5170.14411.063rdStreetBeach201309181000
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T12:00:0025.43.45-0.072000000000000010.031912.263rdStreetBeach201406121200
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T13:00:0018.13.311.8180.338999999999999971012.263rdStreetBeach201406121300
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T14:00:0017.52.931.5450.136412.263rdStreetBeach201406121400
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T15:00:0017.32.221.5950.14300000000000002412.163rdStreetBeach201406121500
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T16:00:0017.42.141.5110.133412.063rdStreetBeach201406121600
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T17:00:0017.31.921.5740.12412.063rdStreetBeach201406121700
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T18:00:0017.01.921.62199999999999990.11199999999999999411.963rdStreetBeach201406121800
63rd Street Beach2014-06-12T19:00:0016.91.711.5340.124311.863rdStreetBeach201406121900