Hudson River (HUD) NERR Water Quality Metadata (April - Dec. 2002) Latest Update: April 29, 2003Entry ID: CDMO_hudwq04-12.02m
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.
Research objectives Measurements are taken every 30 minutes over a two to four week period from the beginning of April through the end of December of each year at four locations within the Tivoli Bays component of the Hudson River NERR. Two separate dataloggers monitor the Hudson River water flooding and ebbing within each bay (Tivoli South Bay and Tivoli North Bay). One datalogger monitors the tributary water (Saw Kill Creek) entering the Tivoli South Bay, and the tributary water (Stony Creek) entering the Tivoli North Bay is monitored by another datalogger. The objective of this study is to monitor the quality of the surface water entering (via stream flow and tidal exchange) and leaving (via tidal exchange) Tivoli South Bay and Tivoli North Bay. This will help us understand the relative importance on each source of water in Tivoli Bays. The Reserve staff has identified urban and residential land use practices as having a major influence on the water chemistry of the Saw Kill Creek. Since residential coverage continues to increase, we hope that the intensive monitoring of the surface waters in this watershed will identify trends caused by this rapid development.
Associated researchers and projects Hudson River NERR Water Quality Monitoring: Physical and chemical constituents of the tributary waters discharging into HUDNERR marshes and marsh waters during ebb tides are measured monthly and during storm events. Concentrations of nitrate, phosphate, sulphate, dissolved oxygen (DO), and chloride are measured, as well as, seston, alkalinity, pH, temperature, salinity, and conductivity. Saw Kill Water Quality Monitoring: The surface water draining from five subcatchments representing five dominant land use practices within the Saw Kill have been monitored during several storm events. These five land use practices include: row crop agriculture, orchard, residential, solid waste landfill, and forested. All of the above constituents have been monitored during this project. Associated researchers with the work at Tivoli Bays include: scientists from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY; Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Other remarks/notes Any reference made to depth data being negative and/or zero, it was recorded as a negative in the raw data file and a zero in the edited data file due to the formatting of Excel. The technician edited none of these data points by hand nor did the technician delete any of them.
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
Indirect Spatial Reference: Site location and character The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HUDNERR) is a multicomponent site composed of approximately 5,000 acres of tidal wetland, open water, and adjacent upland buffer habitat. The four component sites of the Reserve are located on the Hudson River in New York State by river miles (RM) proceeding north from the southern tip of Manhattan. These include: Stockport Flats (RM 124)(42° 02'30"N 73° 46'00"W), Columbia County; Tivoli Bays (RM 98)(42° 02'15"N 73(55'10"W), Dutchess County; and Iona Island (RM 45)(41° 18'15"N 73(58'45"W) and Piermont Marsh (RM 24)(41° 02'30"N 73° 54'15"W), Rockland County. These four components are located along 100 miles of the Hudson River and are representative of the diverse plant and animal communities that occupy the salinity gradient within the Hudson estuary. Development within the watersheds of Hudson River NERR component sites ranges from predominantly urban/suburban to forested/agricultural. The four YSI 6-series dataloggers are placed at the Tivoli Bays component site. The Saw Kill Creek (latitude 42° 01' 01.543" N, longitude 73° 54' 53.589" W) drains a 26.6 square mile area, and it is the main tributary flowing into Tivoli South Bay. Some characteristics of the Saw kill include a rocky bottom type, and a watershed that is characterized as a highly mixed land use watershed. Water depth in this creek varies from 0.5 to 2.0 meters. Tivoli South Bay (latitude 42° 01' 37.336" N, longitude 73° 55' 33.445" W) is the receiving body for the Saw Kill Creek. This bay is a tidal freshwater wetland with a tidal range of 1.19 meters, while the bottom type is a soft, silt/clay. Dominant land uses within its watershed include: forested (51.1%), agriculture (25.8%), and urban (16.5%) areas. Tivoli North Bay (latitude 42° 02' 11.56464" N, longitude 73° 55' 31.16645" W) is a freshwater tidal marsh dominated by Typha angustifolia. Tivoli North Bay has a tidal range of 1.19 meters, and a soft/silt bottom as well. The primary watershed to this bay is about 23 square miles in size, and it is dominated by agricultural lands. Water depth ranges from 0.0 to 2.0 m at both Tivoli South Bay and Tivoli North Bay. Stony Creek (latitude 42° 02' 45.556" N, longitude 73° 54' 40.237" W) is the main tributary for the Tivoli North Bay. The creek bottom type is mostly solid rock, and the depth varies from 0.5 to 1.5 meters. These sites of the Tivoli Bays component are all freshwater sites (0.0 ppt salinity).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: William C. Nieder, Erik Bedan
Dataset Title: Hudson River (HUD) NERR Water Quality Metadata (April - Dec. 2002) Latest Update: April 29, 2003
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-10
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NAOnline Resource: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/
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Start Date: 2002-04-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > WATER DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES > DISSOLVED OXYGEN
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TURBIDITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Quality See http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/data/qaqc.cfm
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DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Distribution NOAA Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Data Ownership and Dissemination ... Policy for the NERRS National Monitoring Program: Data collected in conjunction with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's (NERRS) National Monitoring Program is considered public information. The principle investigators (PIs) responsible for collecting data at each NERRS site must process the data using Estuarine Reserve Division (ERD) approved quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) protocols. The PI has three (3) months from the date of data collection to process the data, and then three (3) months from the date of data processing to transmit the QA/QC processed data to ERD or an ERD approved Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO) in accordance with the standard rules for application to oceanographic data sets (NOAA Administrative Order 216-101). The schedule reflected below assumes an adequate and uninterrupted funding for the monitoring effort at each site, therefore the data processing and the transmission timetable may be adjusted accordingly. Unpublished intellectual property owned and developed by the recipient with federal assistance funds, i.e., processed data, will not be officially disseminated to the public for a period of one (1) year from the date of data processing. After one (1) year the QA/QC processed data will be made officially available to the general public on the Internet by the CDMO. However, if the data are requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Government is required to release any data which are transferred to the Government by the recipient under the award. An awardee may own a copyright on the publication of the processed data developed or bought under a Federal assistance award. The Federal awarding agency reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use, for Federal government purposes, the copyright in any work developed under an award, or any rights of copyright purchased by an awardee with Federal assistance support (15 C.F.R. 24.34). Any such publication will include a notice identifying the award and recognizing the license rights of the government under this clause. This paragraph will have no force and effect for the processed data not published by the recipient. NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The PI retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and processed the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the PI and NERR site where the data were collected will be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data is used. Manuscripts resulting from this NOAA/OCRM-supported research that are produced for publication in open literature, including refereed scientific journals, will acknowledge that the research was conducted under an award from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. . The data set enclosed within this package/transmission is only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined by the enclosed metadata reporting statement. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. NERR water quality data and metadata can be obtained from the Research Coordinator at the individual NERR site (please see Section 2.2-1 Principal investigators and contact persons), from the Data Manager at the Centralized Data Management Office (please see personnel directory under the general information link on the CDMO home page) and online at the CDMO home page http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/. Data are available in text tab-delimited format, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format and comma-delimited format.
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Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 12504
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-02-17