Casco Bay Air Deposition Monitoring Project
Entry ID: gomc_97

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Summary
Abstract: The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is devoted to protecting and
restoring the water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat of the Casco Bay
ecosystem, while ensuring compatible human uses. Atmospheric deposition is a
natural process by which pollutants are transferred from air to soil, surface
water, sediment, and groundwater and potentially to living organisms. Wet and
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Purpose: Develop atmospheric deposition loading estimates to guide water
quality and air quality management decisions.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Materials and Methods: NADP, MDN and IMPROVE national protocols followed.
QAPP for the trace metals sampling available.

Sample Site Locations: The Study's long-term monitoring station has been
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Related URL

Description: Final Report, 2003
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.83   S: 43.83   E: -70.07   W: -70.07

Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
gomc_99

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Quality NADP, MDN and IMPROVE national protocols followed. QAPP for the trace metals
sampling available.

We focused validation efforts on the Casco Bay data and performed only a
cursory review of the data from other sites. Time series plots are provided in
Appendix B. 2-10 No Casco Bay IMPROVE data were flagged. A few samples appeared
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Access Constraints Public
Use Constraints Very few problems were noted in the Casco Bay data, indicating that sampling
and analysis protocols were being followed properly.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, National Estuary Program, Oceans, Coasts and Estuaries, Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cascobay.usm.maine.edu

Data Center Personnel
Name: DIANE GOULD
Phone: (207) 780-4820
Fax: (207) 780-4317
Email: gould.diane at epa.gov
Contact Address:
USM Muskie School
P.O. Box 9300
City: Portland
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04104
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (207) 780-4820
Fax: (207) 780-4317
Email: gould.diane at epa.gov
Contact Address:
USM Muskie School
P.O. Box 9300
City: Portland
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04104
Country: USA
Publications/References
Ryan, Patrick A., Hilary Hafner, Steven G. Brown. Deposition of Air Pollutants
to Casco Bay, Casco Bay Estuary Project, 2003

Golomb, Dan. Atmospheric Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons near
New England Coastal Waters, Atmospheric Environment, (35) 6245 - 6258.

Deposition of Air Pollutants to Casco Bay Sonoma Technology, Inc. Report, 6/03
(PDF)

Estimating Estuarine Pollutant Loading From Atmospheric Deposition Using Casco
Bay, 5/03 (PDF)
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-28
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