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Jobos Bay NERR Nutrient Metadata January 2003 to December 2003 Latest Update: February 11, 2005
Entry ID: CDMO_jobnut01-12.03m

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Abstract: Nutrient monitoring is conducted at 26 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) from four locations within or adjacent to the reserve on a monthly basis of the following parameters: orthophosphate, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, and chlorophyll a. Note: Reserves may collect additional parameters which are available by searching the Yearly Files directory.

Purpose: Research objectives Inorganic nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus are naturally found in mangrove and estuarine habitats. They can be significantly increased by human activities reaching the system through non-point source run-off or direct discharge. Eutrophication is defined as gradual accumulation of nutrients and organic biomass accompanied with an increase in photosynthesis and a ... View entire text
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  N: 17.95   S: 17.92   E: -66.2   W: -66.26

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Carmen Gonz¡lez, Iris Tirado, Luis A. Encarnac, Enid Malava
Dataset Title: Jobos Bay NERR Nutrient Metadata January 2003 to December 2003 Latest Update: February 11, 2005
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-23
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Limits of Detection The VIMS Nutrient Analytical Laboratory has established Method Detection Limits (MDL), the lowest concentration of a parameter that an analytical procedure can reliably detect. The MDL is determined as 3 times the standard deviation of a minimum of 7 replicates of a single low concentration sample. Table 1 presents the current MDL’s; these values are ... 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 NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS ... 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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23