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Apalachicola (APA) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2000 Latest Update: May 25, 2001
Entry ID: CDMO_apawq01-12.00m

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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 The East Bay station collects water quality data associated with runoff from the Tates Hell
Swamp area. This area was ditched, diked, and altered back in the late 1960's and early 1970's
by timber companies. It shortened the drainage period and allowed increased runoff with a
concommittant increase in pH which had a drastic affect on the biological communities in East
Bay. Because of this some plugs were put in to slow drainage, but little restoration work was
done. A large section, approximately 36,000 acres, was purchased in 1994 by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District. An EPA grant allowed them to begin restoration of the site in
1995 to reduce non-point source runoff. Positioning the dataloggers at the surface and bottom in
East Bay will allow the Reserve to monitor changes in water quality during this restoration
effort.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Associated researchers and projects : APA NERR has been using
Hydrolab Datasonde 3's to monitor water quality at three stations in Apalachicola Bay since May
of 1992. One of these stations was moved from the mid-bay area near the Intracoastal Waterway to
the East Bay bottom site in January of 1993. The other two are located on two of the largest
commercially important oyster bars in the bay. These stations, like East Bay, are intended to be
long-term. Other associated researchers and projects which have or continue to utilize this
water quality data are: Northwest Florida Water Management District Tate's Hell Restoration
Project Apalachicola Bay Freshwater Needs Study Tamplin, M. L., et.al./ Univ. of Florida,
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Association of Multiple-Antibiotic-Resistance
Profiles with Point and Nonpoint Sources of Escherichia coli in Apalachicola Bay Iverson, R./
Florida State University, Department of Oceanography c-14 Primary Productivity Nutrient
Enrichment Chanton, J./ Florida State University, Department of Oceanography Food Web
Relationships Utilizing Stable Isotope Ratios Niu, X./ Florida State University, Department of
Statistics Edmiston, H.L., Bailey, G.O./ APA NERR Time Series Models for Salinity and Other
Environmental Factors in the Apalachicola Estuarine System Edmiston,HL., Lewis, G., Bailey, GO.,
Klassen, C., Wright, L./Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Distribution and
density of fishes and benthic invertebrates in Apalachicola Bay. Childs, C./Florida State
University, Dept. of Oceanography. A spatial and temporal assessment of factors affecting
denitrification in Apalachicola Bay. Wilber, P., et.al./NOAA Coastal Services Center
Edmiston, L., et al./Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Benthic habitat mapping in
Apalachicola Bay Other remarks/notes Tropical Storm Helene passed over the research area on
September 22, 2000. No data were deleted for this time.

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE:
Observed

SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
Indirect Spatial Reference: Site location and character The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in the northwestern part of Florida,
generally called the panhandle. It is located adjacent to the City of Apalachicola, and
encompasses most of the Apalachicola Bay system, including 52 miles of the lower Apalachicola
River. Passes, both natural and manmade, connect Apalachicola Bay to the northeastern Gulf of
Mexico. East Bay is separated from Apalachicola Bay by two bridges and a causeway and is located
to the north of the bay proper. The bay is 8.2 km long, has an average depth of approximately
1.0 m MHW, and an average width of 1.8 km. The tides in East Bay are mixed and range from 0.3 m
to 1.0 m (average 0.5 m). The sampling site is located in the upper reaches of East Bay. The
piling location is latitude 29 47.15' N and longitude 84 52.52' W. At the sampling site, the
depth is 2.2 m MHW and the width of the bay is 1 km. The tides in the system are mixed, meaning
the number of tides can range from one to five tides during a 24 hour period and are not evenly
distributed throughout the day. At the East Bay bottom site the meter probes are 0.3 m above the
bottom sediment. Salinity ranges from 0 to 30 ppt and the long term average salinity is
approximately 8 ppt. At the East Bay surface site the meter probes are 1.7 m above the bottom
sediment and salinity ranges from 0 ppt to 30 ppt with a long term average salinity of 6.3 ppt.
The freshwater input is very tanic and usually dark colored. Flows vary with local rainfall and
are not quantified due to the diverse sources of the runoff. The bottom habitat at this bay site
is soft sediment, primarily silt and clay, with no vegetation present. The dominant marsh
vegetation near the sampling site is Juncus roemerianus and Cladium jamaicense. The dominant
upland vegetation is primarily pineland forests which includes slash pine, saw palmetto, and
sand pine. Upland land use near the sampling site includes conservation and silviculture uses
with some single family residential in the lower East Bay area. The sampling site is influenced
by local runoff from Tates Hell Swamp, the East Bay marshes, and distributary flow, some of
which comes from the Apalachicola River via the East River. Tates Hell Swamp was ditched, diked,
and altered back in the late 1960's and early 1970's by timber companies. These changes
shortened the drainage period and allowed increased runoff with a concomitant decrease in pH and
increase in color, which had a drastic affect on the biological communities in East Bay.
Restoration of Tates Hell Swamp began in 1995 to reduce non-point source runoff.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.218054 S: 29.586279  E: -84.6941  W: -85.22327

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: H. Lee Edmiston, Lauren Wright, Christine Klassen
Dataset Title: Apalachicola (APA) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2000 Latest
Update: May 25, 2001

Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-08
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NA
Online Resource: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES >DISSOLVED OXYGEN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >ESTUARINE WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >ESTUARINE WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Project
NERR >National Estuarine Research Reserve    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Anomalous/Suspect Data January, 2000, East Bay (ES) A)
Negative turbidity values were considered suspect and deleted for the following date/times:
01/08/00 11:30:00 01/08/00 15:00:00 01/12/00 04:00:00 01/12/00 07:30:00 01/12/00 09:30:00
01/12/00 11:30:00 through 01/12/00 12:00:00 01/12/00 13:00:00 01/12/00 15:00:00 through 01/12/00
15:30:00 01/13/00 01:30:00 01/13/00 05:30:00 through 01/13/00 07:30:00 01/13/00 08:30:00 through
01/13/00 09:00:00 01/13/00 10:30:00 01/18/00 05:30:00 through 01/18/00 06:00:00 01/18/00
07:30:00 01/18/00 09:00:00 through 01/18/00 11:00:00 B) All values except depth were considered
suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following
date/times: 01/05/00 10:00:00 through 01/05/00 13:00:00 01/14/00 05:30:00 through 01/14/00
16:30:00 01/21/00 11:30:00 through 01/21/00 13:30:00 C) Abnormally high pH values for the
following date/times were considered suspect: 01/26/00 13:00:00 through 01/31/00 23:30:00 East
Bay Bottom (EB) A) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were considered
suspect: 01/01/00 00:00:00 through 01/07/00 14:00:00 01/26/00 10:30:00 through 01/31/00 23:30:00
B) Salinity values for the following dates/times were considered suspect due to post calibration
drift: 01/01/00 00:00:00 through 01/07/00 14:00:00 February, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All
values except depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at
low tide for the following date/times: 02/05/00 11:00:00 through 02/05/00 13:00:00 B) Low pH
values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted due to redeployment:
02/10/00 14:30:00 through 02/10/00 15:00:00 C) Turbidity values for the following date/times
were considered suspect due to probe out of range at pre and post calibration: 02/25/00 15:00:00
through 02/29/00 23:30:00 D) Negative turbidity values for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted: 02/26/00 15:00:00 through 02/26/00 18:00:00 02/26/00 21:00:00
through 02/26/00 21:30:00 02/26/00 23:00:00 through 02/26/00 23:30:00 02/27/00 05:00:00 02/27/00
07:00:00 02/27/00 09:30:00 through 02/27/00 10:00:00 02/27/00 11:00:00 02/29/00 14:30:00 through
02/29/00 16:00:00 02/29/00 17:30:00 through 02/29/00 23:30:00 E) Negative D.O. values (%sat and
mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 02/27/00 01:00:00
through 02/27/00 05:30:00 02/27/00 06:30:00 02/27/00 07:30:00 through 07/27/00 08:00:00 02/27/00
10:30:00 F) Abnormally high pH values for the following dates/times were considered suspect:
02/01/00 00:00:00 through 02/10/00 13:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) High D.O. values (%sat and
mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect: 02/01/00 00:00:00 through 02/10/00
12:00:00 March, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 03/01/00 08:30:00 03/01/00 10:00:00 B)
Turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of
range at pre and post-calibration: 03/01/00 00:00:00 through 03/09/00 14:00:00 C) Negative
turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 03/01/00
05:00:00 03/01/00 06:00:00 03/01/00 08:00:00 03/01/00 12:00:00 through 03/01/00 15:30:00 D)
Turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of
range at post-calibration: 03/22/00 13:00:00 through 03/31/00 23:30:00 E) All values except
depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for
the following date/times: 03/13/00 04:30:00 through 03/13/00 07:30:00 03/14/00 05:30:00 through
03/14/00 08:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Negative D.O. (%sat and mg/l) outliers were considered
suspect and deleted for the following date/time: 03/03/00 02:30:00 B) High turbidity values for
the following dates/times were considered suspect possibly due to biological interference:
03/27/00 12:00:00 03/27/00 13:30:00 through 03/27/00 14:00:00 03/27/00 15:30:00 through 03/27/00
19:30:00 03/27/00 23:00:00 03/28/00 11:30:00 03/28/00 15:00:00 through 03/28/00 17:00:00
03/30/00 15:00:00 through 03/30/00 15:30:00 April, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All values
except depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low
tide for the following date/times: 04/09/00 02:00:00 through 04/09/00 08:30:00 B) High turbidity
values for the following date/times were considered suspect due to high probe offset at post
calibration: 04/20/00 11:30:00 through 04/22/00 06:30:00 C) Turbidity values for the following
dates/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of range at post-calibration:
04/01/00 00:00:00 through 04/06/00 12:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) High D.O. values (%sat and
mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe malfunction:
04/06/00 13:30:00 through 04/06/00 18:30:00 B) All variables for the following date/time were
considered suspect and deleted due to redeployment of surface datalogger: 04/06/00 12:30:00
04/24/00 09:30:00 May, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 05/26/00 13:30:00 through 05/31/00
23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) No suspect data. June, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) D.O. values
(%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/00
00:00:00 through 06/13/00 11:00:00 B) A shift in pH values for the following date/times were
considered suspect due to meter redeployment: 06/28/00 09:00:00 through 06/28/00 09:30:00 East
Bay Bottom (EB) A) Low and negative D.O values (%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted: 06/13/00 15:00:00 through 06/13/00 16:30:00 B) High turbidity
values for the following date/time were considered suspect: 06/22/00 16:30:00 C) Low D.O. values
(%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect due to biological fouling:
06/08/00 11:00:00 through 06/13/00 14:30:00 July, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) Turbidity
values throughout the following date/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of
range at post calibration: 07/11/00 11:00:00 through 07/24/00 08:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A)
Turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe
malfunction: 07/11/00 11:00:00 through 07/24/00 08:30:00 August, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A)
Low and decreasing D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) throughout the following date/time were
considered suspect due to fouling: 08/22/00 00:00:00 through 08/25/00 08:00:00 B) D.O. values
(%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of
range at download: 08/25/00 09:00:00 through 08/31/00 23:30:00 C) Negative D.O. values (%sat and
mg/l) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 08/26/00 07:00:00
through 08/26/00 11:00:00 08/28/00 06:00:00 through 08/28/00 06:30:00 08/31/00 08:00:00 08/31/00
12:30:00 08/31/00 14:00:00 through 08/31/00 15:00:00 D) Negative turbidity values for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 08/26/00 06:00:00 through 08/26/00
10:30:00 08/26/00 14:30:00 08/27/00 11:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Turbidity values for the
following date/times were considered suspect due to probe out of range at post calibration:
08/11/00 10:00:00 through 08/25/00 08:00:00 B) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
date/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of range at post calibration: 08/08/00
03:30:00 through 08/25/00 08:00:00 September, 2000 East Bay Surface (ES) All parameters between
09/22/00 and 09/30/00 were affected by Tropical Storm Helene which passed over the area on
September 22, 2000. These data were not deleted. A) Negative turbidity values for the following
dates/times were considered suspect and deleted: 09/01/00 05:00:00 09/04/00 09:00:00 09/05/00
02:30:00 09/05/00 07:30:00 through 09/05/00 08:00:00 09/06/00 07:00:00 through 09/06/00 11:00:00
09/06/00 14:30:00 09/07/00 11:00:00 09/07/00 12:00:00 through 09/07/00 13:30:00 09/07/00
17:00:00 09/07/00 18:00:00 through 09/07/00 19:00:00 09/07/00 20:00:00 09/08/00 00:00:00 B)
Turbidity values for the following dates/times were considered suspect due to probe out of range
at post calibration: 09/08/00 09:00:00 through 09/21/00 08:00:00 C) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l)
for the following dates/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of range at
post-calibration: 09/01/00 00:00:00 through 09/08/00 08:00:00 09/21/00 09:30:00 through 09/30/00
23:30:00 D) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following dates/times were considered
suspect and deleted: 09/05/00 07:30:00 through 09/05/00 08:00:00 09/05/00 09:00:00 through
09/05/00 10:00:00 09/05/00 11:00:00 09/05/00 22:00:00 09/30/00 20:30:00 through 09/30/00
22:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) All parameters between 09/22/00 and 09/30/00 were affected by
Tropical Storm Helene which passed over the area on September 22, 2000. These data were not
deleted. A) Turbidity values for the following dates/times were considered suspect due to hi
probe offset at post-calibration: 09/08/00 09:00:00 through 09/21/00 08:00:00 October, 2000,
East Bay Surface (ES) A) All D.O. values (%sat and mg/l), including negative values, for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe being out of range at post
calibration: 10/01/00 00:00:00 through 10/10/00 02:30:00 C) Turbidity values for the following
dates/times were considered suspect due to high probe offset at pre-calibration: 10/10/00
13:30:00 through 10/31/00 23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Turbidity values for the following
dates/times were considered suspect due to high probe offset at pre-calibration: 10/10/00
13:30:00 through 10/31/00 23:30:00 B) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
dates/times were considered suspect and deleted: 10/22/00 11:30:00 10/22/00 12:30:00 10/23/00
02:30:00 10/23/00 09:00:00 10/25/00 04:00:00 through 10/25/00 11:30:00 10/25/00 16:30:00 through
10/25/00 22:00:00 10/26/00 03:30:00 through 10/26/00 12:30:00 10/26/00 20:30:00 through 10/26/00
21:00:00 10/27/00 04:30:00 10/28/00 23:30:00 10/29/00 23:30:00 C) Periodic low D.O. values (%sat
and mg/l) for the following dates/times were considered suspect: 10/20/00 00:00:00 through
10/31/00 23:30:00 November, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the
following dates/times were considered suspect due to probe being out of calibration at
post-deployment: 11/01/00 10:00:00 through 11/27/00 09:00:00 B) Turbidity values for the
following dates/times were considered suspect due to high probe offset at post-calibration:
11/01/00 10:00:00 through 11/27/00 09:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l)
for the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe out of range at
post-calibration: 11/27/00 10:00:00 through 11/30/00 23:30:00 B) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for
the following dates/times were considered suspect: 11/01/00 00:00:00 through 11/01/00 09:00:00
December, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All variables except depth were considered suspect and
deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following dates/times:
12/20/00 05:30:00 through 12/20/00 10:00:00 12/22/00 10:30:00 through 12/22/00 12:30:00 12/23/00
09:30:00 through 12/23/00 12:00:00 12/25/00 10:00:00 through 12/25/00 13:00:00 12/30/00 14:30:00
through 12/30/00 15:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
dates/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe being out of range at
post-calibration: 12/01/00 00:00:00 through 12/11/00 13:00:00 Post deployment information
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: NACOMPLETENESS REPORT: Data collection period East Bay surface
sampling with the YSI began on April 17, 1995. East Bay bottom sampling began on May 1, 1995.
Both continue through December 31 of this year. A Hydrolab Datasonde 3 datalogger is
occasionally deployed at times when an YSI datalogger is unavailable for deployment. During the
year 2000, a Hydrolab was deployed at the East Bay Bottom station for the following dates/times:
01/01/00 00:00:00 through 02/10/00 12:00:00 All other East Bay Bottom and East Bay Surface
deployments in 2000 utilized YSI dataloggers. Deleted Data Missing Data January, 2000, East Bay
(ES) A) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to meter redeployment:
01/07/00 14:00:00 through 01/07/00 14:30:00 01/26/00 12:00:00 through 01/26/00 12:30:00 B) All
pH values are missing for the following date/times due to the absence of a pH probe: 01/07/00
15:00:00 through 01/26/00 11:30:00 C) Negative turbidity values were considered suspect and
deleted for the following date/times: 01/08/00 11:30:00 01/08/00 15:00:00 01/12/00 04:00:00
01/12/00 07:30:00 01/12/00 09:30:00 01/12/00 11:30:00 through 01/12/00 12:00:00 01/12/00
13:00:00 01/12/00 15:00:00 through 01/12/00 15:30:00 01/13/00 01:30:00 01/13/00 05:30:00 through
01/13/00 07:30:00 01/13/00 08:30:00 through 01/13/00 09:00:00 01/13/00 10:30:00 01/18/00
05:30:00 through 01/18/00 06:00:00 01/18/00 07:30:00 01/18/00 09:00:00 through 01/18/00 11:00:00
D) All values except depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the
water at low tide for the following date/times: 01/05/00 10:00:00 through 01/05/00 13:00:00
01/14/00 05:30:00 through 01/14/00 16:30:00 01/21/00 11:30:00 through 01/21/00 13:30:00 East Bay
Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the following dates/times are missing due to the absence
of a turbidity probe: 01/01/00 00:00:00 through 01/31/00 23:30:00 B) All variables missing for
the following date/times due to data loss: 01/07/00 14:30:00 through 01/26/00 10:00:00 February,
2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All values except depth were considered suspect and deleted due
to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 02/05/00 11:00:00
through 02/05/00 13:00:00 B) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to meter
redeployment: 02/10/00 14:00:00 02/25/00 14:30:00 C) Low pH values for the following date/times
were considered suspect and deleted due to redeployment: 02/10/00 14:30:00 through 02/10/00
15:00:00 D) Negative turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect and
deleted: 02/26/00 15:00:00 through 02/26/00 18:00:00 02/26/00 21:00:00 through 02/26/00 21:30:00
02/26/00 23:00:00 through 02/26/00 23:30:00 02/27/00 05:00:00 02/27/00 07:00:00 02/27/00
09:30:00 through 02/27/00 10:00:00 02/27/00 11:00:00 02/29/00 14:30:00 through 02/29/00 16:00:00
02/29/00 17:30:00 through 02/29/00 23:30:00 E) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 02/27/00 01:00:00 through 02/27/00
05:30:00 02/27/00 06:30:00 02/27/00 07:30:00 through 07/27/00 08:00:00 02/27/00 10:30:00 East
Bay Bottom (EB) A) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to meter
redeployment: 02/10/00 12:30:00 through 02/10/00 14:00:00 B) All turbidity values for the
following date/times are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe: 02/01/00 00:00:00
through 02/25/00 14:30:00 C) All pH values for the following date/times are missing due to the
absence of a pH probe: 02/10/00 14:30:00 through 02/25/00 14:30:00 March, 2000, East Bay Surface
(ES) A) All pH values are missing for the following date/times due to absence of pH probe:
03/09/00 14:30:00 through 03/22/00 12:00:00 B) All values are missing for the following
date/time due to meter redeployment: 03/22/00 12:30:00 C) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l)
for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 03/01/00 08:30:00 03/01/00
10:00:00 D) Negative turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect and
deleted: 03/01/00 05:00:00 03/01/00 06:00:00 03/01/00 08:00:00 03/01/00 12:00:00 through
03/01/00 15:30:00 E) All values except depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes
coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 03/13/00 04:30:00 through
03/13/00 07:30:00 03/14/00 05:30:00 through 03/14/00 08:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All pH
values are missing for the following date/times due to absence of pH probe: 03/09/00 14:30:00
through 03/22/00 12:00:00 B) All turbidity values for the following date/times are missing due
to the absence of a turbidity probe: 03/09/00 14:30:00 through 03/22/00 12:00:00 C) All values
are missing for the following date/time due to meter redeployment: 03/22/00 12:30:00 D) Negative
D.O. (%sat and mg/l) outliers were considered suspect and deleted for the following date/time:
03/03/00 02:30:00 April, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All values are missing for the following
date/time due to meter redeployment: 04/06/00 12:30:00 04/24/00 09:30:00 B) All values except
depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for
the following date/times: 04/09/00 02:00:00 through 04/09/00 08:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A)
All pH values are missing for the following date/times due to absence of pH probe: 04/07/00
11:00:00 through 04/24/00 09:00:00 B) All variables for the following date/time were deleted due
to meter redeployment: 04/06/00 12:30:00 04/24/00 09:30:00 C) All turbidity values for the
following date/times are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe: 04/24/00 10:00:00
through 04/30/00 23:30:00 D)High D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted due to probe malfunction: 04/06/00 13:30:00 through 04/06/00
18:30:00 May, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 05/26/00 13:30:00 through 05/31/00 23:30:00 East
Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the following date/times are missing due to the
absence of a turbidity probe: 05/01/00 00:00:00 through 05/11/00 11:00:00 05/26/00 13:30:00
through 05/31/00 23:30:00 June, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for
the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/00 00:00:00 through 06/13/00
11:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the following date/times are missing
due to the absence of a turbidity probe: 06/01/00 00:00:00 through 06/13/00 11:30:00 06/28/00
09:30:00 through 06/30/00 23:30:00 B) Negative D.O values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/13/00 15:00:00 through 06/13/00 16:30:00
July, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All values are missing for the following date/time due to
meter redeployment: 07/11/00 10:30:00 07/24/00 09:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All values are
missing for the following date/time due to meter redeployment: 07/11/00 10:30:00 07/24/00
09:00:00 B) All turbidity values for the following date/times are missing due to the absence of
a turbidity probe: 07/01/00 00:00:00 through 07/11/00 10:00:00 07/24/00 09:30:00 through
07/31/00 23:30:00 C) Turbidity values for the following date/times were considered suspect and
deleted due to probe malfunction: 07/11/00 11:00:00 through 07/24/00 08:30:00 August, 2000, East
Bay Surface (ES) A) All values are missing for the following date/time due to meter
redeployment: 08/25/00 08:30:00 B) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 08/26/00 07:00:00 through 08/26/00 11:00:00
08/28/00 06:00:00 through 08/28/00 06:30:00 08/31/00 08:00:00 08/31/00 12:30:00 08/31/00
14:00:00 through 08/31/00 15:00:00 C) Negative turbidity values for the following date/times
were considered suspect and deleted: 08/26/00 06:00:00 through 08/26/00 10:30:00 08/26/00
14:30:00 08/27/00 11:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the following
date/times are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe: 08/01/00 00:00:00 through
08/11/00 09:30:00 08/25/00 09:00:00 through 08/31/00 23:30:00 B) All values are missing for the
following date/times due to meter redeployment: 08/25/00 08:30:00 September, 2000, East Bay
Surface (ES) A) All values for the following dates were missing due to meter redeployment:
09/08/00 08:30:00 09/21/00 08:30:00 through 09/21/00 09:00:00 B) Negative turbidity values for
the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted: 09/01/00 05:00:00 09/04/00
09:00:00 09/05/00 02:30:00 09/05/00 07:30:00 through 09/05/00 08:00:00 09/06/00 07:00:00 through
09/06/00 11:00:00 09/06/00 14:30:00 09/07/00 11:00:00 09/07/00 12:00:00 through 09/07/00
13:30:00 09/07/00 17:00:00 09/07/00 18:00:00 through 09/07/00 19:00:00 09/07/00 20:00:00
09/08/00 00:00:00 C) Negative D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for the following dates/times were
considered suspect and deleted: 09/05/00 07:30:00 through 09/05/00 08:00:00 09/05/00 09:00:00
through 09/05/00 10:00:00 09/05/00 11:00:00 09/05/00 22:00:00 09/30/00 20:30:00 through 09/30/00
22:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Turbidity values for the following dates/times are missing due
to absence of turbidity probe: 09/01/00 00:00:00 through 09/08/00 08:00:00 09/21/00 09:30:00
through 09/30/00 23:30:00 B) All values for the following dates/times are missing due to
redeployment: 09/08/00 08:30:00 09/21/00 08:30:00 through 09/21/00 09:00:00 October, 2000, East
Bay Surface (ES) A) All values for the following dates/times missing due to instrument stopped
collecting data: 10/10/00 03:00:00 through 10/10/00 13:00:00 B) Negative D.O. values (%sat and
mg/l) for the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted: 10/01/00 00:00:00
through 10/01/00 01:30:00 10/01/00 07:00:00 10/02/00 12:00:00 through 10/10/00 02:30:00 East Bay
Bottom (EB) A) Turbidity values for the following dates/times are missing due to absence of
turbidity probe: 10/01/00 00:00:00 through 10/10/00 02:30:00 B) All values are missing for the
following dates/times times due to instrument failure: 10/17/00 17:30:00 through 10/17/00
18:00:00 10/19/00 14:30:00 C) All values for the following dates/times are missing due to
instrument stopped collecting data: 10/10/00 03:00:00 through 10/10/00 13:00:00 D) Negative D.O.
values (%sat and mg/l) for the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted:
10/22/00 11:30:00 10/22/00 12:30:00 10/23/00 02:30:00 10/23/00 09:00:00 10/25/00 04:00:00
through 10/25/00 11:30:00 10/25/00 16:30:00 through 10/25/00 22:00:00 10/26/00 03:30:00 through
10/26/00 12:30:00 10/26/00 20:30:00 through 10/26/00 21:00:00 10/27/00 04:30:00 10/28/00
23:30:00 10/29/00 23:30:00 November, 2000, East Bay Surface (ES) A) All values for the following
dates/times missing due to redeployment: 11/27/00 09:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All values
for the following dates/times are missing due to instrument failure: 11/28/00 19:00:00 through
11/28/00 20:00:00 B) Turbidity values for the following dates/times are missing due to absence
of probe: 11/01/00 09:30:00 through 11/27/00 09:00:00 C) All values for the following
dates/times are missing due to redeployment: 11/27/0 09:30:00 D) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l) for
the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe out of range at
post-calibration: 11/27/00 10:00:00 through 11/30/00 23:30:00 December, 2000, East Bay Surface
(ES) A) All variables except depth were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out
of the water at low tide for the following dates/times: 12/20/00 05:30:00 through 12/20/00
10:00:00 12/22/00 10:30:00 through 12/22/00 12:30:00 12/23/00 09:30:00 through 12/23/00 12:00:00
12/25/00 10:00:00 through 12/25/00 13:00:00 12/30/00 14:30:00 through 12/30/00 15:00:00 B)
Turbidity values missing for the following dates/times due to absence of turbidity probe:
12/11/00 13:30:00 through 12/31/00 23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) D.O. values (%sat and mg/l)
for the following dates/times were considered suspect and deleted due to probe out of range at
post-calibration: 12/01/00 00:00:00 through 12/11/00 13:00:00 LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP: PROCESS
DESCRIPTION: Additional Description: Entry verification YSI data are downloaded directly from
the YSI 6000 into the PC6000 software, plotted, and initially analyzed for major anomalies and
missing data. Hydrolab data are downloaded from the Hydrolab Datasonde 3 to PCPLUS software.
Both YSI and Hydrolab raw data files are then downloaded as a comma delimited file (.cdf) and
imported into Microsoft Excel as a comma-space delimited file (.csv). These raw data files are
then organized into standardized monthly data sets using the import.xls macros. The import.xls
macros generate a monthly spreadsheet, import the raw data, fill all empty cells with periods,
change feet to meters for depth readings if necessary, and save the monthly files as either a
.csv or .xls file. Once in monthly format, these files are then run through the cdmomac(ro)3.xls
macros which identify outliers, insure correct number of data points for each Date/Hour count,
and format the columns in the correct order and size. The monthly files are then carefully
edited by staff for data anomalies which are identified in Section 10 (Data Anomalies) of this
document. Any data that are deleted by staff are replaced with periods and identified in Section
11 (Missing Data) of this document. Monthly edited files are then FTP'd to CDMO in text format,
along with an updated metadata form. Lee Edmiston, Chip Bailey, Lauren Wright, and Christine
Klassen are responsible for these tasks. PROCESS DATE: 20060208


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
LIABILITY: Distribution The Centralized Data Management Office re-processed all SWMP water data
collected from 1995-2002 to include an identifying station code (three letter reserve code, two
letter sampling site code and data type code), a four digit year date stamp (mm/dd/yyyy) and a
corrected time column (hh:mm). With the new format, the use of periods to denote deleted or
missing data has been abandoned. Hence, all periods contained in the SWMP water data collected
prior 2003 were removed and left blank.


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


Keywords
water quality monitoring
apalachicola bay
National Estuarine Research Reserves
apalachicola
florida
gulf of mexico
mid bay
east bay
dry bar
cat point
est pass
pilots cove
nicks hole


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina    [Information]
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
SETH BLITCH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Contact Address:
Department of Environmental Protection
City: Eastpoint
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32328
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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