Description: Here the passage below is talking about the details of registering for the project and the ways about how to enter data into the CCC Data Portal.
That is registering for the project, so I’ll know who is and who isn’t registered, but if everyone’s successful to this point and what I want to do is to show everyone how to enter data into our online stream data entry sheet.
If you don’t log in, go ahead and log in, so once you’re logged in go ahead and scroll down to my projects, if you were logged in and work on this page, you can just click my profile and it’ll take you to all your projects which it should only be the tucc sea water power quality monitoring project.
Go ahead and click on that and you’ll be prompted to our projects homepage. I should have the TU emblem here as a picture. I initiated back in September. I’ve entered 120 surveys to date. So all we have to do is to enter data.
Click on the data sheet tab, the only data sheet that will be available is stream monitoring field data sheet, just click enter data, it takes you to our data entry right on line here, so run you through it, it’s really a easy plug and chug operation, so a lot of people OTT of folks are going to have backlog data.
A couple of years ago, everyone will enter it online, but all you have to do is to put in the date that you collected the data,we’ll call it June fifth 2010, once you are registered for this project, your name will be in this list as a recorder.
I will be the authority for this project, so you can just put my name there, search time in minutes, this is a category that we don’t have to deal with, this is for people doing invasive species that still left on our data sheet for some reason, but snow no big deal comments.
We have so many creeks in Pennsylvania with duplicate names, we have pine creek, mill creek, there are so many of them, we had to come up with a naming convention and I can show you how to do your own naming convention, but I feel better if everyone sent me the streams.
They were monitoring or planning and I can add the naming conventions into the site myself, but for the people already monitoring, I’ve come up with a sheet with naming conventions, so go through a couple of examples.
If you are from the gods country chant chapter and you are monitoring read run, this is the naming conventions tab, you’re monitoring read run, this is the name you would punch in all capital letters re ed are you 001 and you’d go right back here to the data sheet and type that in.
I’ll make sure everyone gets this data sheet as well, but you type that in for your monitoring location, you go down here to the lat/long and enter your coordinates, we have to enter the lat and longitude every time, but in the next couple months, this is all going to become a drop-down menu.
For instance, read run if you want to enter data for read run, you’ll just have to forget all about this stuff and you can have a drop-down menu, click your stream, everything will be stored to date and you can start entering data, but we have to add or a Latin long by hand.
Every time we enter data, it’s unfortunate, but you’re going everything for free, so what do you have to deal with it? I’m going to enter in a number, the latitude is going to be a negative number, you’ll find this right here x and y for you in decimal degrees, so make sure when you’re entering data, you enter these locations.
Once you have your naming convention, put in correct lat long accuracy, just go down here and plug and chug for the measurements, this is straight off your data entry sheet, you fill out the stream whether precipitation say there’s no rain in the last 48 hours, there was nothing air temperature in June, call it 70 degrees, water temperature will call it 65 streamflow will say it was normal for this time of year, water condition clear conductivity today.
You’ll get a readout page here, it was recorded that the person that was doing the recording location, that’s your naming convention, all the information you filled out are all your measurements and it should be good to go one thing to mention our stream cross-sectional area is in Hector’s for some reason.
It’s converting it from square feet to Hector’s and our readout page, but that is in the process of getting fixed, so don’t worry about it, the same way with temperature, it’s some reason, it automatically switches it back to Celsius, no big deal.
I’m working on trying to get that fixed as well and there’s a cool thing you can upload a photo of your monitoring location just for reference, so that’s a neat thing and if you have more data into ENTER to scroll up here to the top and submit another observation and you go back to the data sheet.
Unfortunately, we have to enter all our lat long data manually every time, but I’m asking everyone to do that, so we don’t get backed up and we’ve been trying to get this data out for a year now, so we want everyone to enter their data, but it’s going to get easier in the future, I promise it’s been a long uphill battle to get where we’re at, so I’m hoping everyone is willing to work with this website and put in their data for me and that’s all I have folks.