National Status and Trends Program/Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Programs/Contaminants and Biological Response; NODC Archive Data

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Title: National Status and Trends Program/Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Programs/Contaminants and Biological Response; NODC Archive Data
Description:
Abstract:
The National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) was initiated by NOAA to assess the contamination of estuarine and coastal waters of the United States by analyzing bivalves, fish livers and sediments through the Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Programs. The goal of this program is to assess the distribution of contaminants, the biological response to contamination, and the temporal changes in the contaminants. Samples were collected and analyzed by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Battelle Ocean Sciences, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and by the Texas A&M Research Foundation (Geochemical and Environmental Research Group). The contaminants analyzed were polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's), total DDT's and total chlorinated pesticides (non-DDT) and the following metals: Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Si, Sn, Tl, Zn. The first NS&T data available from NODC are the Mussel Watch Data analyzed by Battelle Ocean Sciences. Mussels were collected along the West Coast and in the East Coast (north of Delaware Bay); and oysters were collected from selected sites along the Gulf Coast, East Coast (south of Delaware Bay) and two sites in Hawaii. The sediment and bivalve data include locations, dates, depth, temperature, salinity, total organic carbon (TOC), total inorganic carbon (TIC), total lipid content, trace metals, PCB's, PAH's and pesticides. In addition, the biovalve data contain species identification, mean shell length, gonadal index and organics; the sediment data include sediment grain size, wet weights, and dry weights. The Battelle data available from NODC are divided into three phases: Phase 1: 288 bivalve samples were collected at 96 locations from January 7, 1986 to May 13, 1986; 259 sediment samples were collected at 87 locations from January 15, 1986 to May 14, 1986. Phase 2: 297 bivalve samples were collected at 99 locations and 232 sediment samples were collected at 72 locations from November 11, 1986 to March 28, 1987. Phase 3: 321 bivalve samples were collected at 107 locations from November 20, 1987 to March 29, 1988.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19860101
Ending_Date: 19891231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > DDT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > PAH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS > PAH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TOXIC CHEMICALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > TERRIGENOUS SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS > PAH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC CARBON > TOTAL INORGANIC CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON > TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > TOXICITY LEVELS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NS&T > NATIONAL STATUS AND TRENDS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Benthic
Theme_Keyword: Bivalve
Theme_Keyword: Coast
Theme_Keyword: Ddt
Theme_Keyword: Mussel
Theme_Keyword: Pah
Theme_Keyword: Pcb
Theme_Keyword: Toc
Theme_Keyword: Toxic Substances
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > COASTAL U.S.
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > COASTAL U.S.
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > COASTAL U.S.
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE > COASTAL U.S.
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: WARREN EDWARD JOHNSON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028 x 149
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ed.johnson@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: User Services Branch
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: ACC#8900125 > REF#L00434 & L01130 > Level A Data
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://NSandT.noaa.gov
Access_Instructions:
Data Portal to NOAA's National Status and Trends Program
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020523
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070920
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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