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Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KAC) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2002 Latest Update: September 11, 2003
Entry ID: CDMO_kacwq01-12.02m

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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: Research objectives The YSI electronic data loggers are programmed to measure the water temperature, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity conditions at 15-minute intervals. Two permanent and two seasonal instruments are located in Kachemak Bay. The permanent sites are located on the northeast side of the bay at the end of the Homer spit and the second on the southwest side of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 59.82   S: 59.34   E: -150.89   W: -151.89

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. G. Carl Schoch, Scott Pegau
Dataset Title: Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KAC) NERR Water Quality Metadata January - December 2002 Latest Update: September 11, 2003
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-14
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Anomalous/Suspect Data Note: Outliers in the data are defined to be any point greater than 4 standard deviations from the mean of the 24 hour period surrounding that point. Points flagged as an outliers were removed from the dataset. Note: Between sonde rotations we typically encounter the following jumps in data as a result of calibration offsets and probe accuracy: pH: ... 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:

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Distribution According to the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Data Dissemination Policy for 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 further information:
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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:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
City: Homer
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99603
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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