Daily Water Sample Suspended Sediment Data for the North Inlet Salt Marsh: Former Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/NIN005
Entry ID: LTER_NIN005

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Summary
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/North Inlet Salt Marsh,
South Carolina (NIN)

LTER/NIN005 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Dataset Catalog]

Suspended sediment data were collected as part of the Daily
Water Sample (see LTER/NIN003). Sampling sites are at Oyster Landing,
Clambank and Town Creek. Samples are collected daily at 1000 hours
EST. Three hundred ml of sample is filtered through a preweighed
glass-fiber filter, dried at 100 C and weighed to determine the
total suspended sediment concentration. The filter is then ashed
at 400 C for 24 hours and reweighed. The weight of the remaining
sediment is taken as an estimate of the inorganic suspended
sediment (ISS) while the weight loss due to ashing is taken as an
estimate of the organic suspended sediment (OSS). Daily TSS, ISS
and OSS concentrations concentrations are available for 12 February
1981 until 31 December 1992.

The North Inlet site is a former site in the LTER Program.
Data were collected from 1980 until 1992.

These databases are the result of long-term monitoring begun in the
late 1970s and early 1980s in the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown
County, South Carolina. The National Science Foundation funded the
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program in the North Inlet
Estuary from 1981 to June, 1993.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to North Inlet LTER datasets.


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 33.0 S: 33.0  E: -79.0  W: -79.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-02-12
Stop Date: 1992-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA > North Inlet


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MARSHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >SECCHI DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Project
LTER >Long-Term Ecological Research    [Information]


Keywords
COASTAL
ECOSYSTEMS
ESTUARINE
ESTUARY
INORGANIC SUSPENDED SEDIMENT
LTER
NIN
NIN005
NORTH INLET
NSF
ORGANIC SUSPENDED SEDIMENT
SALT MARSH
SECCHI
SECCHI DEPTH
SECCHI DISK
SOUTH CAROLINA
SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS
TIDAL ELEVATION
TOTAL SUSPENDED SEDIMENT


Originating Center
SCAROLINA/BARUCH


Data Center
Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://links.baruch.sc.edu/data/
Dataset ID: LTER.NIN.SEDI
Dataset ID: NIN005

Data Center Personnel
Name: JEFF JEFFERSON
Phone: 803-777-3926
Fax: 803-777-3935
Email: jeff at inlet.geol.sc.edu
Contact Address:
Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
University of South Carolina
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA


Personnel
LEONARD ROBERT GARDNER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 803-777-2424
Email: gardner at geol.sc.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
University of South Carolina
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA


MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


BILL JOHNSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 803-546-3623
Contact Address:
Belle W. Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
P.O. Box 1630
City: Georgetown
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29442
Country: USA


JAMES T. MORRIS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 803-777-3948
Email: morris at spartina.geol.sc.edu
Contact Address:
Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
University of South Carolina
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA


Publications/References
Gardner, L.R.; L. Thombs; D. Edwards; D. Nelson. 1989.
Time series analyses of suspended sediment concentrations
at North Inlet, South Carolina. Estuaries, vol.12,
issue 4, pp. 211-221.

Pillay, S.; L.R. Gardner; B. Kjerfve. 1992. The effect of
cross- sectional variations in velocity and concentration
on estimating suspended sediment transport in tidal creeks.
Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sci., vol. 35, pp. 331-345.

Gardner, L.R.; W.K. Michener; T.M. Williams; E.R. Blood;
B. Kjerfve; L.A. Smock; D.J. Lipscomb; C. Gresham. 1992.
Disturbance effects of Hurricane Hugo on a pristine coastal
landscape: North Inlet, South Carolina, USA. Neth. J. Sea
Res., vol. 30, pp. 249-263.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02

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