LTER Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - September 2003 CTD, PAR, oxygen and chlorophyll profiles for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Altamaha River transect
Entry ID: gce_phy_gcem_0310c2

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Summary
Abstract: Four hydrographic surveys were performed on September 26, 2003, along an
east-to-west transect up the Altamaha River in Georgia (Altamaha River
Transect, GCE-AL). Vertical CTD profiles were collected at 2km intervals from
the -4km to 26km upriver along the transect during various tidal regimes.
Conductivity, temperature, pressure, optical back scatter,
photosynthetically-available radiation, oxygen and chlorophyll a fluorescence
were measured, and depth, salinity and sigma-t were calculated for each
profile. Data values collected during the upcast were deleted. This data set
was collected as part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER quarterly
hydrographic monitoring program.

GCE Study Site GCE-AL -- Altamaha River, Georgia, USA. Altamaha River transect
used for GCE quarterly hydrographic monitoring surveys. Nominal profiling
stations are defined every 2km from -4km to 40km (relative to station 0km at
the line of demarcation), based on an estimated Thalweg line running up the
main river channel.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Ecological Metadata Language.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 31.401403 S: 31.296034  E: -81.23794  W: -81.58231

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Daniela Di Iorio
Dataset Title: September 2003 CTD, PAR, oxygen and chlorophyll profiles for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Altamaha River transect
Dataset Release Date: October 9, 2004
Dataset Release Place: Athens, Georgia
Dataset Publisher: Georgia Coastal Ecosystems


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-09-26
Stop Date: 2003-09-26


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OPTICAL DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OCEAN BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >WATER PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Access Constraints
Data Access Policy
As a member of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, the Georgia Coastal
Ecosystems LTER Program is committed to providing access to data collected
under the auspices of our project in a timely fashion. Study results will be
published in the scientific literature, and documented data sets and other
information will be provided on the World Wide Web for legitimate scientific
and educational purposes.

Access to GCE resources varies by resource type and user affiliation, and
requires acceptance of the GCE LTER Data Use Agreement. Descriptions of the
basic data access categories used to classify each resource are as follows:

Category Description Maximum waiting period
Type 1 Public resources, including most GCE metadata, data from published
studies, literature citations, and conference presentations. May also include
special reports or unpublished treatments of public data sources. none
Type 2 Project resources, including data from GCE core monitoring activities,
presentations made at project meetings, and metadata containing proprietary
information. 1 year from the end of observations or data analysis
Type 3 Proprietary resources, including data from individual directed studies
or student projects supported by GCE funds, and resources contributed by
GCE-affiliated research programs. 2 years from the end of observations or data
analysis
Type 4 Sensitive resources, including data sets subject to proprietary or
copyright restrictions, containing classified information, or containing
information that may compromise the protection of endangered species or
habitats. (Note: submission of type 4 data requires written justification and
prior approval by the GCE Project Administrator). Specified by Contributor


Use Constraints
All publications based on this data set must cite the contributor and Georgia
Coastal Ecosystems LTER project, and two copies of the manuscript must be
submitted to the GCE-LTER Information Management Office.


Keywords
GCE
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems
LTER
Long Term Ecological Research
Inorganic Fluxes
Sapelo Island
Georgia
conductivity
ctd
oxygen
PAR
pressure
salinity
sigma-t
temperature


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/lter/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DANIELA DI IORIO
Phone: (706) 542-7020
Fax: (706) 542-5888
Email: daniela at uga.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
City: Athens
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30602-3636
Country: USA


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


DANIELA DI IORIO
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (706) 542-7020
Fax: (706) 542-5888
Email: daniela at uga.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
City: Athens
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30602-3636
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-05-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-09-11

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