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Kachemak Bay (KAC) NERR Nutrient Metadata January - December, 2003 Last updated: March 31, 2005
Entry ID: CDMO_kacnut01-12.03m

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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 Kachemak Bay (KBRR) is a temperate region fjord with hydrographic conditions unique among the NERR system estuaries. The circulation in the bay is driven primarily by tidal forcing. Regional circulation is characterized by generally cyclonic ocean currents in the Gulf of Alaska flowing onto the shelf off of Cook Inlet. Nutrient rich bottom water is up welled and mixed with ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 59.82   S: 59.34   E: -150.89   W: -151.89

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: G. Carl Schoch, Scott Pegau, Kathy Krogslund
Dataset Title: Kachemak Bay (KAC) NERR Nutrient Metadata January - December, 2003 Last updated: March 31, 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 Method Detection Limits (MDL), the lowest concentration of a parameter that an analytical procedure can reliably detect, have been established by the University of Washington Marine Chemistry Laboratory. Table 1 lists the current MDL values, which are reviewed and revised periodically. Table 1. Method Detection Limits (MDL) for measured water quality ... 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 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 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: 2006-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23