Chesapeake Bay Maryland (CBM) NERR Water Quality Metadata January 2004-December 2004 Latest Update: August 16, 2005
Entry ID: CDMO_cbmwq01-12.04m

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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: One of the objectives of the monitoring program at CBM NERR is to conform to the NERR System Wide Monitoring Program
(SWMP)where the overall goal is a long-term dataset providing baseline water quality information
capable of tracking trends and identifying changes in water quality over temporal and spatial
scales. In addition to the aforementioned ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 39.45   S: 38.19   E: -75.79   W: -76.71

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Julie Bortz, Chris Trumbauer, John Zimmerelli,
Dataset Title: Chesapeake Bay Maryland (CBM) NERR Water Quality Metadata January 2004-December
2004 Latest Update: August 16, 2005
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-08
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Railroad Bridge Specific Conductivity and salinity data
suspect for the following period. Snow event during this time and rise in salinity may be due to
salting of roadways. 01/19/04 02:00 to 02/22/04 11:30 Post calibration and field data suggest
SpCond and Salinity may be reading lower than true value - ... View entire text
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:
LIABILITY: NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the ... View entire text
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
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Data Center
North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (843) 546-6219
Fax: (843) 546-1632
Email: tammy at
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 Format: Ascii File, Formatted For Text Attributes, Declared Format (ASCII)NA
Fees: Data is available at no charge.
Contact Address:
Department of Natural Resources
City: Annapolis
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21401
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02
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