Historical Water Temperatures

Since 1953, the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory has collected water temperature readings at locations on the New Jersey side of Delaware Bay. From the beginning to about 1999, these were collected at the time a station was occupied. Thereafter, most readings were acquired using temperature probes, which were part of various field experiments and therefore patchy in time and place. Temperature recorders were also deployed at locations outside of the Bay for different periods. Many probes were set to record every 15 minutes -- so these files are extremely large. Click here for a key to station codes and locations (decimal degrees). If you use these data in a publication, please acknowledge the source: Rutgers University, Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory and provide the URL.

• Delaware Bay Oyster Sites 1953 - 1998 (568 KB)

• Delaware Bay Oyster Sites 1999 - 2004 (6.37 MB)

• Delaware Bay Oyster Sites 2005 (3.70 MB)

• Delaware Bay Oyster Sites 2006 - 2013 (1.18 MB)

• Delaware Bay Oyster Sites 2014 (449 KB)

• Delaware Bay Cape Shore Lab 1999 - 2011 (1.87 MB)

• Delaware Bay Ship John Light 2006 - 2014 (NOAA records) (1.72 MB)

• Maurice River at Bivalve 1936 - 2015 (3.30 MB)

• Cape May Harbor 1998 - 2014 (6.15 MB)

• Spermaceti Cove (Sandy Hook) (351 KB)

• Atlantic Coast Sites 1999 - 2005 (3.16 MB)


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