Elkhorn Slough (ELK) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2001 Last updated February 4, 2003
Entry ID: CDMO_elkwq01-12.01m

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Summary
Abstract: Water quality monitoring is conducted at 26 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) at four locations within or adjacent to the reserve. The following parameters are collected at least every 30 minutes: water temperature, specific conductivity, salinity, percent saturation, dissolved oxygen concentration, water depth, pH and turbidity. All water quality data loggers will be deployed from a known depth from the bottom at each site.

Purpose: Research objectives Measurements are taken every 30 minutes over a three to four week period at four sites in Elkhorn Slough. One site, South Marsh (SM), is in a relatively unimpacted side channel of the slough and the second, Azevedo Pond (AP), is in a pond that receives fertilizer and pesticide runoff from an adjoining strawberry field. The third site, North Marsh (NM), was added in April 1999 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.84   S: 36.8   E: -121.72   W: -121.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kerstin Wasson, John C. Haskins
Dataset Title: Elkhorn Slough (ELK) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2001 Last updated February 4, 2003
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-09
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NA
Online Resource: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Anomalous/Suspect Data January 1-31, 2001 Sampling Period Azevedo Pond These turbidity data are suspect because they are either zero and/or negative: Jan 01 14:00-14:30 Jan 06 17:30, 20:30-21:00 Jan 19 23:30 Jan 20 20:30-21:00 Jan 21 17:00 Turbidity data are suspect from the beginning of the second deployment through the end of the month due to poor calibration. The ... View entire text
Access Constraints Data collected in conjunction with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's (NERRS) System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) is considered public information. Please see site for further information: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/aboutdata.htm

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Distribution NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide ... View entire text
Use Constraints The principal investigator (PI) listed in the enclosed metadata retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and processed the data. Please see the site for further information: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/aboutdata.htm
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: TAMMY D. SMALL
Phone: (843) 546-6219
Fax: (843) 546-1632
Email: tammy at belle.baruch.sc.edu
Contact Address:
University of South Carolina
Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
P.O. Box 1630
City: Georgetown
Province or State: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29442
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: Ascii File, Formatted For Text Attributes, Declared Format (ASCII)NA
Fees: Data is available at no charge.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Contact Address:
1700 Elkhorn Road
City: Watsonville
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95076
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-01
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