Apalachicola (APA) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 1998 Latest Update: April 24, 2002
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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 utilized this water quality data
are as follows: 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 Fisher, W.S./ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Physiologic Variability of Eastern Oysters From Apalachicola Bay, Florida 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 Other
remarks/notes Hurricane Earl passed over this area on 9/3/98. Hurricane Georges passed south of
us on 9/26/98. Both storms had significant affects on non-vented depth as the low pressure
storms passed over resulting in increased depth levels at the East Bay Surface sampling site.

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 sampling site is located in the
upper reaches of East Bay and is influenced by local runoff from Tates Hell, the East Bay
marshes, and distributary flow, some of which comes from the Apalachicola River via the East
River. The piling location is latitude 29?47.15' N and longitude 84?52.52' W. Normal tidal range
is approximately 0.5 meters. Salinity ranges from 0 to 30 ppt but is generally in the low range
due to the freshwater input from the Tate's Hell drainage. 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. Depth at mean high water is 2.2 meters. The bottom type is soft
sediment, primarily silt and clay, with no vegetation present.

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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, George O. Bailey, Christine Klassen
Dataset Title: Apalachicola (APA) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 1998 Latest
Update: April 24, 2002

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: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31


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 >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 >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >ESTUARINE WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >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, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All
values except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the
water at low tide for the following date/times: 01/01/98 08:00:00 through 01/01/98 18:00:00
01/02/98 12:30:00 through 01/02/98 16:30:00 01/03/98 15:00:00 through 01/03/98 16:30:00 01/10/98
08:30:00 through 01/10/98 13:00:00 01/11/98 08:30:00 through 01/11/98 14:00:00 01/12/98 10:00:00
through 01/12/98 13:30:00 01/14/98 12:30:00 through 01/14/98 14:30:00 01/25/98 04:30:00 through
01/25/98 11:00:00 01/26/98 07:00:00 through 01/26/98 10:30:00 01/28/98 06:30:00 through 01/28/98
14:00:00 01/29/98 09:00:00 through 01/29/98 11:30:00 B) All values including depth were
identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 01/30/98 10:30:00 through 01/30/98 13:00:00 C) All negative depths
identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
01/06/98 06:00:00 through 01/06/98 06:30:00 01/09/98 09:00:00 through 01/09/98 10:00:00 01/27/98
08:30:00 through 01/27/98 09:00:00 01/30/98 10:30:00 through 01/30/98 13:00:00 D) High values
for turbidity observed throughout this month of data are considered suspect. These observations
will remain in the database until a decision is made on how to deal with such data. E) All depth
values for the following dates/times are considered suspect: 1/21/98 12:00:00 through 1/31/98
23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) High D.O. values (mg/L) for the following date/times were
considered suspect: 01/06/98 13:00:00 through 01/21/98 12:00:00 B) High D.O. values (%sat and
mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect: 01/21/98 12:30:00 through 01/31/98
23:30:00 February, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All values except depth were identified as suspect and
deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times:
02/06/98 03:00:00 through 02/06/98 08:30:00 02/07/98 04:30:00 through 02/07/98 10:00:00 02/08/98
04:30:00 through 02/08/98 11:00:00 02/09/98 06:30:00 through 02/06/98 10:30:00 02/10/98 09:00:00
through 02/10/98 10:00:00 02/21/98 05:30:00 through 02/21/98 10:30:00 02/24/98 07:30:00 through
02/24/98 12:00:00 02/25/98 07:00:00 through 02/25/98 10:30:00 B) All values including negative
depths were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for
the following date/times: 02/04/98 23:00:00 through 02/05/98 08:30:00 02/22/98 05:30:00 through
02/22/98 10:00:00 C) All negative depths identified as outliers for the following date/times
were considered suspect and deleted: 02/04/98 03:00:00 through 02/04/98 08:00:00 02/26/98
09:00:00 through 02/26/98 10:00:00 D) Low pH values for the following date/times were considered
suspect due to probe being out of toleration at calibration: 02/24/98 12:30:00 through 02/28/98
23:30:00 E) All depth values for the following dates/times are considered suspect: 2/1/98
00:00:00 through 2/10/98 15:00:00 2/24/98 12:00:00 through 2/28/98 23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB)
A) Periodic high D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) throughout the entire month were considered
suspect. March, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Low and negative pH values for the following date/times
were considered suspect and deleted due to probe being out of tolerance at calibration: 03/13/98
12:30:00 through 03/14/98 16:30:00 B) All negative depths identified as outliers for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 03/02/98 00:00:00 through 03/02/98
01:00:00 03/03/98 22:30:00 through 03/03/98 02:30:00 C) All values including negative depths
were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 03/03/98 03:00:00 D) All values except depth were identified as suspect
and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times:
03/03/98 03:30:00 E) All depth values for the following dates/times are considered suspect:
3/1/98 00:00:00 through 3/13/98 12:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Periodic high D.O. values (%sat
and mg/L) throughout the following date/times were considered suspect: 03/01/98 00:00:00 through
03/14/98 11:30:00 B) All values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted
due to meter redeployment: 03/13/98 11:00:00 through 03/13/98 12:30:00 April, 1998, East Bay
(ES) A) Periodic High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) through the following date/times were
considered suspect: 04/05/98 03:00:00 through 04/18/98 03:00:00 B) Negative and high values for
turbidity observed throughout this month of data are considered suspect. These observations will
remain in the database until a decision is made on how to deal with such data. C) All negative
depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
04/21/98 05:30:00 through 04/21/98 08:00:00 04/22/98 06:00:00 through 04/22/98 10:00:00 04/23/98
06:30:00 through 04/23/98 09:30:00 D) Low and decreasing D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect: 04/15/98 12:30:00 through 04/18/98 03:00:00 E) Low
and decreasing D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect
and deleted: 04/18/98 03:30:00 through 04/30/98 23:30:00 F) All values were identified as
suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following
date/times: 04/22/98 08:00:00 through 04/22/98 09:30:00 G) All values except depth were
identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 04/05/98 03:30:00 through 04/05/98 07:00:00 04/10/98 21:00:00 through
04/11/98 11:00:00 04/11/98 19:30:00 through 04/12/98 00:00:00 04/15/98 10:00:00 East Bay bottom
(EB) A) Periodic high D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered
suspect: 04/05/98 13:00:00 through 04/16/98 02:00:00 B) Low D.O. (%sat) for the following
date/times were considered suspect due to fouling at the end of deployment: 04/01/98 00:00:00
through 04/01/98 12:00:00 May, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 05/01/98 00:00:00 through 05/01/98
13:30:00 05/29/98 11:00:00 through 05/31/98 23:30:00 B) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect: 05/01/98 14:00:00 through 05/15/98 13:00:00 C) All
negative depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and
deleted: 05/11/98 22:00:00 through 05/12/98 02:00:00 05/12/98 23:00:00 through 05/13/98 00:30:00
05/15/98 10:30:00 through 05/15/98 11:30:00 05/30/98 01:30:00 through 05/30/98 04:00:00 05/31/98
01:30:00 through 05/31/98 04:30:00 D) All values were identified as suspect and deleted due to
the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 05/12/98 00:30:00
through 05/12/98 01:00:00 June, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/98 00:00:00 through 06/03/98
10:30:00 06/17/98 17:30:00 through 06/18/98 12:30:00 B) All negative depths identified as
outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/98 03:00:00
through 06/01/98 03:30:00 06/05/98 20:30:00 through 06/05/98 22:30:00 06/06/98 20:30:00 through
06/06/98 22:00:00 06/07/98 21:00:00 through 06/07/98 22:30:00 06/08/98 22:00:00 through 06/08/98
23:30:00 06/15/98 01:30:00 through 06/15/98 02:00:00 06/30/98 02:00:00 through 06/30/98 02:30:00
C) All values including negative depths were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming
out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 06/10/98 22:00:00 through 06/11/98
02:00:00 06/11/98 22:30:00 through 06/12/98 02:30:00 06/12/98 23:00:00 through 06/13/98 03:30:00
06/13/98 23:00:00 through 06/14/98 05:00:00 06/20/98 18:30:00 through 06/20/98 23:30:00 06/21/98
20:00:00 through 06/22/98 00:00:00 06/22/98 21:00:00 through 06/23/98 00:30:00 06/23/98 20:30:00
through 06/24/98 02:00:00 06/24/98 23:00:00 through 06/25/98 02:30:00 06/25/98 23:00:00 through
06/26/98 04:30:00 06/26/98 23:30:00 through 06/27/98 04:00:00 06/28/98 00:00:00 through 06/28/98
04:30:00 06/29/98 01:00:00 through 06/29/98 05:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Low or negative
depth values were considered suspect and deleted for the following date/times: 06/18/98 13:00:00
through 06/30/98 23:30:00 July, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All negative depths identified as
outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 07/04/98 19:00:00
through 07/04/98 23:00:00 07/05/98 20:00:00 through 07/05/98 23:30:00 07/06/98 20:00:00 through
07/06/98 23:30:00 07/07/98 19:30:00 through 07/08/98 00:30:00 07/14/98 00:00:00 through 07/14/98
04:00:00 07/15/98 01:30:00 through 07/15/98 04:30:00 07/18/98 17:30:00 through 07/18/98 21:00:00
07/27/98 01:00:00 through 07/27/98 02:30:00 B) All values including negative depths were
considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 07/08/98 20:30:00 through 07/09/98 01:30:00 07/09/98 21:00:00 through
07/10/98 02:30:00 07/10/98 22:00:00 through 07/11/98 03:00:00 07/11/98 22:00:00 through 07/12/98
04:00:00 07/12/98 22:00:00 through 07/13/98 05:00:00 07/19/98 18:00:00 through 07/19/98 23:00:00
07/20/98 19:30:00 through 07/20/98 23:30:00 07/21/98 21:00:00 through 07/22/98 00:00:00 07/22/98
22:00:00 through 07/23/98 01:00:00 07/23/98 23:30:00 through 07/24/98 02:00:00 C) Turbidity
values for the following date/times were considered suspect. These observations will remain in
the database until a decision is made on how to deal with such data. 7/5 2200 07/07/98 13:00:00
07/21/98 14:30:00 through 07/27/98 14:00:00 07/27/98 19:00:00 through 07/29/98 16:00:00 07/29/98
21:30:00 through 07/31/98 23:30:00 D) All values were identified as suspect and deleted due to
the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 07/07/98 22:00:00
through 07/07/98 23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Negative depth for the following date/times
was considered suspect and deleted: 07/01/98 00:00:00 through 07/07/98 13:00:00 B) Decreasing
trend in D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect due to
fouling at end of deployment: 07/17/98 00:00:00 through 07/21/98 13:30:00 August, 1998, East Bay
(ES) A) Negative and high values for turbidity observed throughout this month of data are
considered suspect. These observations will remain in the database until a decision is made on
how to deal with such data. 8/01 through 8/03. B) All negative depths identified as outliers for
the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 08/01/98 18:00:00 through 08/01/98
20:00:00 08/03/98 20:00:00 through 08/03/98 21:30:00 08/04/98 20:00:00 through 08/04/98 22:30:00
08/05/98 20:00:00 through 08/05/98 23:30:00 08/06/98 21:00:00 through 08/07/98 00:00:00 08/07/98
23:30:00 through 08/08/98 00:00:00 08/11/98 00:00:00 through 08/11/98 02:30:00 08/13/98 15:00:00
through 08/13/98 16:00:00 08/14/98 14:30:00 through 08/14/98 18:00:00 08/15/98 16:30:00 through
08/15/98 20:00:00 C) All values including negative depths were considered suspect and deleted
due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 08/09/98
23:00:00 through 08/10/98 02:30:00 08/16/98 18:00:00 through 08/16/98 21:00:00 08/17/98 18:30:00
through 08/17/98 22:00:00 08/18/98 19:00:00 through 08/18/98 23:00:00 D) Low D.O. values (%sat
and mg/L) for the following date times were considered suspect and deleted: 08/03/98 09:00:00
through 08/03/98 12:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Decreasing trend in D.O. values (%sat and
mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect due to fouling at end of deployment:
08/01/98 00:00:00 through 08/03/98 12:00:00 B) Periodic low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L)
throughout the following date/times were considered suspect: 08/03/98 13:00:00 through 08/27/98
23:30:00 C) Decreasing trend in D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted due to fouling at end of deployment: 08/28/98 00:00:00 through
08/31/98 23:30:00 D) All values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted
due to meter redeployment: 08/03/98 12:30:00 08/19/98 12:00:00 September, 1998, East Bay (ES) A)
All negative depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect
and deleted: 09/01/98 10:30 through 09/01/98 20:30:00 B) High values for turbidity observed
throughout this month of data are considered suspect. These observations will remain in the
database until a decision is made on how to deal with such data. 9/03 0500-0530, 0730. C) Probes
were out of water during the following times: 9/19/98 1930-2000 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Periodic
low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect: 09/03/98
03:30:00 through 09/03/98 05:30:00 09/22/98 15:30:00 through 09/30/98 23:30:00 B) Low D.O.
values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
09/01/98 00:00:00 through 09/01/98 11:30:00 09/05/98 04:30:00 through 09/22/98 15:00:00 October,
1998, East Bay (ES) A) Negative values for turbidity observed throughout this month of data are
considered suspect. These observations will remain in the database until a decision is made on
how to deal with such data. 10/22 1100, 1230; 10/23 1200. East Bay Bottom (EB) A) Low D.O.
values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
10/01/98 00:00:00 through 10/12/98 17:00:00 B) Periodic low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect: 10/20/98 09:00:00 through 10/22/98 08:30:00
November, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Negative and high values for turbidity observed throughout this
month of data are considered suspect. These observations will remain in the database until a
decision is made on how to deal with such data. 11/03 0600. B) All negative depths identified as
outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 11/04/98 10:30:00
through 11/04/98 13:00:00 11/23/98 13:30:00 11/25/98 13:30:00 through 11/25/98 17:00:00 11/30/98
08:00:00 through 11/30/98 08:30:00 C) All values including negative depths were considered
suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following
date/times: 11/05/98 09:00:00 through 11/05/98 16:30:00 11/24/98 12:30:00 through 11/24/98
17:00:00 11/26/98 13:30:00 through 11/26/98 18:00:00 11/27/98 15:00:00 through 11/27/98 18:00:00
D) All values except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out
of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 11/06/98 16:30:00 11/07/98 14:00:00
through 11/07/98 16:30:00 11/19/98 10:00:00 through 11/19/98 13:30:00 11/20/98 11:00:00 through
11/20/98 14:00:00 11/21/98 11:00:00 through 11/21/98 15:00:00 11/22/98 11:00:00 through 11/22/98
15:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following time/dates
were considered suspect: 11/04/98 14:00:00 through 11/12/98 01:30:00 11/23/98 13:30:00 through
11/30/98 23:30:00 B) Decreasing trend in D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) throughout the following
date/times were considered suspect possibly due to fouling at end of deployment: 11/12/98
02:00:00 through 11/23/98 12:30:00 C) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following
date/times were identified as outliers and deleted: 11/25/98 17:30:00 through 11/25/98 18:00:00
11/26/98 19:00:00 through 11/26/98 19:30:00 December, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All negative depths
identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
12/07/98 13:30:00 through 12/07/98 15:30:00 12/14/98 06:00:00 through 12/14/98 07:00:00 12/19/98
11:00:00 through 12/19/98 11:30:00 12/22/98 13:00:00 through 12/22/98 14:30:00 12/24/98 13:30:00
through 12/24/98 16:00:00 12/25/98 14:00:00 through 12/25/98 17:30:00 12/26/98 15:00:00 through
12/26/98 17:30:00 12/27/98 04:00:00 through 12/27/98 07:00:00 12/28/98 06:00:00 through 12/28/98
09:00:00 12/29/98 06:30:00 through 12/29/98 09:30:00 B) All values including negative depths
were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 12/03/98 08:30:00 through 12/03/98 14:00:00 12/04/98 09:30:00 through
12/04/98 14:30:00 12/05/98 10:30:00 through 12/05/98 15:30:00 12/06/98 11:00:00 through 12/06/98
16:00:00 12/09/98 13:30:00 through 12/09/98 16:00:00 12/16/98 06:00:00 through 12/16/98 14:00:00
12/17/98 07:00:00 through 12/17/98 14:30:00 12/18/98 07:30:00 through 12/18/98 14:30:00 12/21/98
12:00:00 through 12/21/98 15:00:00 12/23/98 12:00:00 through 12/23/98 16:00:00 12/30/98 05:30:00
through 12/30/98 14:00:00 12/31/98 07:00:00 through 12/31/98 13:00:00 C) All values except depth
were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for
the following date/times: 12/15/98 06:00:00 through 12/15/98 12:30:00 12/20/98 11:00:00 through
12/20/98 14:30:00 D) Negative and high values for turbidity observed throughout this month of
data are considered suspect. These observations will remain in the database until a decision is
made on how to deal with such data. 12/21 1530. E) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the
following date/times were considered suspect: 12/11/98 23:00:00 through 12/12/98 03:30:00 East
Bay Bottom (EB) A) High and low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were
considered suspect: 12/01/98 00:00:00 through 12/15/98 13:00:00 B) High D.O. values (%sat and
mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect: 12/15/98 14:00:00 through 12/31/98
23:30:00 C) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were identified as
outliers and deleted: 12/26/98 16:30:00 through 12/26/98 17:00:00 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. Deleted Data Missing Data January, 1998, East
Bay (ES) A) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to meter redeployment:
01/06/98 12:30:00 B) pH values are missing for the following date/times due to the parameter
being disabled on the datalogger: 01/06/98 13:00:00 through 01/21/98 11:30:00 C) All negative
depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
01/06/98 06:00:00 through 01/06/98 06:30:00 01/09/98 09:00:00 through 01/09/98 10:00:00 01/27/98
08:30:00 through 01/27/98 09:00:00 01/30/98 10:30:00 through 01/30/98 13:00:00 D) All values
except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at
low tide for the following date/times: 01/01/98 08:00:00 through 01/01/98 18:00:00 01/02/98
12:30:00 through 01/02/98 16:30:00 01/03/98 15:00:00 through 01/03/98 16:30:00 01/10/98 08:30:00
through 01/10/98 13:00:00 01/11/98 08:30:00 through 01/11/98 14:00:00 01/12/98 10:00:00 through
01/12/98 13:30:00 01/14/98 12:30:00 through 01/14/98 14:30:00 01/25/98 04:30:00 through 01/25/98
11:00:00 01/26/98 07:00:00 through 01/26/98 10:30:00 01/28/98 06:30:00 through 01/28/98 14:00:00
01/29/98 09:00:00 through 01/29/98 11:30:00 E) All values including depth were identified as
suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following
date/times: 01/30/98 10:30:00 through 01/30/98 13:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All variables
are missing for the following date/times due to meter redeployment: 01/06/98 12:30:00 B) D.O.
values (%sat) are missing due to the parameter being disabled on the datalogger for the
following date/times: 01/06/98 13:00:00 through 01/21/98 12:00:00 C) All variables are missing
for the following date/times due to meter redeployment: 01/21/98 12:30:00 D) All turbidity
values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe. February, 1998,
East Bay, (ES) A) Salinity and D.O. (%sat) values for the following date/times were missing due
to the parameters being disabled on the datalogger: 02/24/98 12:30:00 through 02/28/98 23:30:00
B) All values except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out
of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 02/06/98 03:00:00 through 02/06/98
08:30:00 02/07/98 04:30:00 through 02/07/98 10:00:00 02/08/98 04:30:00 through 02/08/98 11:00:00
02/09/98 06:30:00 through 02/06/98 10:30:00 02/10/98 09:00:00 through 02/10/98 10:00:00 02/21/98
05:30:00 through 02/21/98 10:30:00 02/24/98 07:30:00 through 02/24/98 12:00:00 02/25/98 07:00:00
through 02/25/98 10:30:00 C) All values including negative depths were considered suspect and
deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 02/04/98
23:00:00 through 02/05/98 08:30:00 02/22/98 05:30:00 through 02/22/98 10:00:00 D) All negative
depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
02/04/98 03:00:00 through 02/04/98 08:00:00 02/26/98 09:00:00 through 02/26/98 10:00:00 East Bay
Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a
turbidity probe. March, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Salinity and D.O.(%sat) values were missing due
to the parameters being disabled on the datalogger for the following date/times: 03/01/98
00:00:00 through 03/03/98 22:30:00 B) All values missing for the following date/times due to low
battery: 03/03/98 23:00:00 through 03/13/98 12:00:00 03/14/98 17:00:00 through 03/31/98 23:30:00
C) Low and negative pH values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted
due to probe being out of tolerance at calibration: 03/13/98 12:30:00 through 03/14/98 16:30:00
D) All negative depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered
suspect and deleted: 03/02/98 00:00:00 through 03/02/98 01:00:00 03/03/98 22:30:00 through
03/03/98 02:30:00 E) All values including negative depths were considered suspect and deleted
due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 03/03/98
03:00:00 F) All values except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes
coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 03/03/98 03:30:00 East Bay
Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a
turbidity probe. B) D.O. (mg/L) values for the following date/times were missing due to
parameter being disabled on the datalogger: 03/13/98 13:00:00 through 03/31/98 23:30:00 C) All
values for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: due to meter
redeployment: 03/13/98 11:00:00 through 03/13/98 12:30:00 April, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All data
missing for the following date/times due to battery failure: 04/01/98 00:00:00 through 04/01/98
10:00:00 B) All negative depths identified as outliers for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted: 04/21/98 05:30:00 through 04/21/98 08:00:00 04/22/98 06:00:00
through 04/22/98 10:00:00 04/23/98 06:30:00 through 04/23/98 09:30:00 C) Low and decreasing D.O.
values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
04/18/98 03:30:00 through 04/30/98 23:30:00 D) All values were considered suspect and deleted
due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 04/22/98
08:00:00 through 04/22/98 09:30:00 E) All values except depth were identified as suspect and
deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times:
04/05/98 03:30:00 through 04/05/98 07:00:00 04/10/98 21:00:00 through 04/11/98 11:00:00 04/11/98
19:30:00 through 04/12/98 00:00:00 04/15/98 10:00:00 East Bay bottom (EB) A) All turbidity
values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe. B) D.O. values
(mg/L) are missing due to the parameter being disabled on the datalogger for the following
date/times: 04/01/98 00:00:00 through 04/01/98 12:00:00 04/15/98 12:30:00 through 04/30/98
23:30:00 May, 1998, East Bay, (ES) A) All data missing for the following date/times: 05/15/98
13:30:00 through 05/29/98 10:30:00 B) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 05/01/98 00:00:00 through 05/01/98 13:30:00
05/29/98 11:00:00 through 05/31/98 23:30:00 C) All negative depths identified as outliers for
the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 05/11/98 22:00:00 through 05/12/98
02:00:00 05/12/98 23:00:00 through 05/13/98 00:30:00 05/15/98 10:30:00 through 05/15/98 11:30:00
05/30/98 01:30:00 through 05/30/98 04:00:00 05/31/98 01:30:00 through 05/31/98 04:30:00 D) All
values were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low
tide for the following date/times: 05/12/98 00:30:00 through 05/12/98 01:00:00 East Bay bottom
(EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity
probe. B) D.O. values (mg/L) are missing due to the parameter being disabled on the datalogger
for the following date/times: 05/01/98 00:00:00 through 05/01/98 13:30:00 C) All variables are
missing for the following date/times due to meter redeployment: 05/15/98 10:30:00 05/29/98
10:30:00 June, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/98 00:00:00 through 06/03/98 10:30:00
06/17/98 17:30:00 through 06/18/98 12:30:00 B) All negative depths identified as outliers for
the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 06/01/98 03:00:00 through 06/01/98
03:30:00 06/05/98 20:30:00 through 06/05/98 22:30:00 06/06/98 20:30:00 through 06/06/98 22:00:00
06/07/98 21:00:00 through 06/07/98 22:30:00 06/08/98 22:00:00 through 06/08/98 23:30:00 06/15/98
01:30:00 through 06/15/98 02:00:00 06/30/98 02:00:00 through 06/30/98 02:30:00 C) All values
including negative depths were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the
water at low tide for the following date/times: 06/10/98 22:00:00 through 06/11/98 02:00:00
06/11/98 22:30:00 through 06/12/98 02:30:00 06/12/98 23:00:00 through 06/13/98 03:30:00 06/13/98
23:00:00 through 06/14/98 05:00:00 06/20/98 18:30:00 through 06/20/98 23:30:00 06/21/98 20:00:00
through 06/22/98 00:00:00 06/22/98 21:00:00 through 06/23/98 00:30:00 06/23/98 20:30:00 through
06/24/98 02:00:00 06/24/98 23:00:00 through 06/25/98 02:30:00 06/25/98 23:00:00 through 06/26/98
04:30:00 06/26/98 23:30:00 through 06/27/98 04:00:00 06/28/98 00:00:00 through 06/28/98 04:30:00
06/29/98 01:00:00 through 06/29/98 05:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the
entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe. B) All variables are missing
for the following date/time due to meter redeployment: 06/06/98 17:00:00 06/18/98 12:30:00 C)
Low or negative depth values were considered suspect and deleted for the following date/times:
06/18/98 13:00:00 through 06/30/98 23:30:00 July, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All negative depths
identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
07/04/98 19:00:00 through 07/04/98 23:00:00 07/05/98 20:00:00 through 07/05/98 23:30:00 07/06/98
20:00:00 through 07/06/98 23:30:00 07/07/98 19:30:00 through 07/08/98 00:30:00 07/14/98 00:00:00
through 07/14/98 04:00:00 07/15/98 01:30:00 through 07/15/98 04:30:00 07/18/98 17:30:00 through
07/18/98 21:00:00 07/27/98 01:00:00 through 07/27/98 02:30:00 B) All values including negative
depths were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for
the following date/times: 07/08/98 20:30:00 through 07/09/98 01:30:00 07/09/98 21:00:00 through
07/10/98 02:30:00 07/10/98 22:00:00 through 07/11/98 03:00:00 07/11/98 22:00:00 through 07/12/98
04:00:00 07/12/98 22:00:00 through 07/13/98 05:00:00 07/19/98 18:00:00 through 07/19/98 23:00:00
07/20/98 19:30:00 through 07/20/98 23:30:00 07/21/98 21:00:00 through 07/22/98 00:00:00 07/22/98
22:00:00 through 07/23/98 01:00:00 07/23/98 23:30:00 through 07/24/98 02:00:00 C) All values
were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 07/07/98 22:00:00 through 07/07/98 23:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All
turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe. B)
Negative depth for the following date/times was considered suspect and deleted: 07/01/98
00:00:00 through 07/07/98 13:00:00 August, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All variables are missing for
the following date/time due to meter redeployment: 08/19/98 12:00:00 B) All negative depths
identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
08/01/98 18:00:00 through 08/01/98 20:00:00 08/03/98 20:00:00 through 08/03/98 21:30:00 08/04/98
20:00:00 through 08/04/98 22:30:00 08/05/98 20:00:00 through 08/05/98 23:30:00 08/06/98 21:00:00
through 08/07/98 00:00:00 08/07/98 23:30:00 through 08/08/98 00:00:00 08/11/98 00:00:00 through
08/11/98 02:30:00 08/13/98 15:00:00 through 08/13/98 16:00:00 08/14/98 14:30:00 through 08/14/98
18:00:00 08/15/98 16:30:00 through 08/15/98 20:00:00 C) All values including negative depths
were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 08/09/98 23:00:00 through 08/10/98 02:30:00 08/16/98 18:00:00 through
08/16/98 21:00:00 08/17/98 18:30:00 through 08/17/98 22:00:00 08/18/98 19:00:00 through 08/18/98
23:00:00 D) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date times were considered suspect
and deleted: 08/03/98 09:00:00 through 08/03/98 12:00:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity
values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a turbidity probe. B) Low D.O.
values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
08/28/98 00:00:00 through 08/31/98 23:30:00 C) All values for the following date/times were
considered suspect and deleted due to meter redeployment: 08/03/98 12:30:00 08/19/98 12:00:00
September, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to
dead batteries: 09/27/98 03:30:00 through 09/30/98 23:30:00 B) All negative depths identified as
outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 09/01/98 10:30
through 09/01/98 20:30:00 C) Probes were out of water during the following times: 9/19/98
1930-2000 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to
the absence of a turbidity probe B) All variables are missing for the following date/time due to
meter redeployment: 09/01/98 12:00:00 C) Low D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following
date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 09/01/98 00:00:00 through 09/01/98 11:30:00
09/05/98 04:30:00 through 09/22/98 15:00:00 October, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All variables are
missing for the following date/times due to dead batteries: 10/01/98 00:00:00 through 10/13/98
11:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to
the absence of a turbidity probe. B) All variables are missing for the following date/times due
to meter redeployment: 10/12/98 17:30:00 through 10/13/98 12:00:00 C) Low D.O. values (%sat and
mg/L) for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 10/01/98 00:00:00
through 10/12/98 17:00:00 November, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All variables are missing for the
following date/times due to meter redeployment: 11/04/98 13:30:00 B) All negative depths
identified as outliers for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted:
11/04/98 10:30:00 through 11/04/98 13:00:00 11/23/98 13:30:00 11/25/98 13:30:00 through 11/25/98
17:00:00 11/30/98 08:00:00 through 11/30/98 08:30:00 C) All values including negative depths
were considered suspect and deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the
following date/times: 11/05/98 09:00:00 through 11/05/98 16:30:00 11/24/98 12:30:00 through
11/24/98 17:00:00 11/26/98 13:30:00 through 11/26/98 18:00:00 11/27/98 15:00:00 through 11/27/98
18:00:00 D) All values except depth were identified as suspect and deleted due to the probes
coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 11/06/98 16:30:00 11/07/98
14:00:00 through 11/07/98 16:30:00 11/19/98 10:00:00 through 11/19/98 13:30:00 11/20/98 11:00:00
through 11/20/98 14:00:00 11/21/98 11:00:00 through 11/21/98 15:00:00 11/22/98 11:00:00 through
11/22/98 15:30:00 East Bay Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing
due to the absence of a turbidity probe. B) All variables are missing for the following
date/times due to meter redeployment: 11/03/98 17:30:00 through 11/04/98 13:30:00 11/23/98
13:00:00 C) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times were identified as
outliers and deleted: 11/25/98 17:30:00 through 11/25/98 18:00:00 11/26/98 19:00:00 through
11/26/98 19:30:00 December, 1998, East Bay (ES) A) All negative depths identified as outliers
for the following date/times were considered suspect and deleted: 12/07/98 13:30:00 through
12/07/98 15:30:00 12/14/98 06:00:00 through 12/14/98 07:00:00 12/19/98 11:00:00 through 12/19/98
11:30:00 12/22/98 13:00:00 through 12/22/98 14:30:00 12/24/98 13:30:00 through 12/24/98 16:00:00
12/25/98 14:00:00 through 12/25/98 17:30:00 12/26/98 15:00:00 through 12/26/98 17:30:00 12/27/98
04:00:00 through 12/27/98 07:00:00 12/28/98 06:00:00 through 12/28/98 09:00:00 12/29/98 06:30:00
through 12/29/98 09:30:00 B) All values including negative depths were considered suspect and
deleted due to probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times: 12/03/98
08:30:00 through 12/03/98 14:00:00 12/04/98 09:30:00 through 12/04/98 14:30:00 12/05/98 10:30:00
through 12/05/98 15:30:00 12/06/98 11:00:00 through 12/06/98 16:00:00 12/09/98 13:30:00 through
12/09/98 16:00:00 12/16/98 06:00:00 through 12/16/98 14:00:00 12/17/98 07:00:00 through 12/17/98
14:30:00 12/18/98 07:30:00 through 12/18/98 14:30:00 12/21/98 12:00:00 through 12/21/98 15:00:00
12/23/98 12:00:00 through 12/23/98 16:00:00 12/30/98 05:30:00 through 12/30/98 14:00:00 12/31/98
07:00:00 through 12/31/98 13:00:00 C) All values except depth were identified as suspect and
deleted due to the probes coming out of the water at low tide for the following date/times:
12/15/98 06:00:00 through 12/15/98 12:30:00 12/20/98 11:00:00 through 12/20/98 14:30:00 East Bay
Bottom (EB) A) All turbidity values for the entire month are missing due to the absence of a
turbidity probe. B) All variables are missing for the following date/times due to meter
redeployment: 12/15/98 13:30:00 C) High D.O. values (%sat and mg/L) for the following date/times
were identified as outliers and deleted: 12/26/98 16:30:00 through 12/26/98 17:00:00
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 11 (Data Anomalies) of this document. Any data that are deleted by staff are replaced
with periods and identified in Section 12 (Missing Data) of this document. Monthly edited files
are then FTP'd to CDMO in text format, along with an updated metadata form. 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: 2009-06-02

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