Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Nutrient and Pigment Data, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47711.

Item Identification

Title: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Nutrient and Pigment Data
Short Name: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Nutrient and Pigment Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Water quality observations made over long time periods can provide important feedback to scientists and to local, state, and national resource managers about actions taken to manage, protect, and restore estuaries. They also provide valuable information for evaluating the impacts of environmental change on coastal habitats and species. There are at least four water quality stations at each National Estuarine Research Reserve. Each station is designed to characterize long-term variability and short term changes in environmental conditions. Discrete samples for nutrient and chlorophyll a concentrations are collected at each long-term monitoring station at least once monthly. More intensive (24-hours over a complete tidal cycle) sampling is conducted each month at one water quality monitoring station to better understand impacts of tide and irradiance on nutrient cycling. Nutrient parameters collected include: nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, orthophosphate, and chlorophyll a. Numerous optional parameters include dissolved organic carbon, total dissolved nitrogen, and total dissolved phosphorous. The National Estuarine Research Reserves is a network of 28 reserves protected for long-term research, ecosystem monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act, the reserve system is a partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding, national guidance, and technical assistance. Each reserve is managed on daily basis by a lead state agency or university with input from local partners. These data are collected as part of the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), which includes (1) abiotic indicators of water quality and weather; (2) biological monitoring; and (3) watershed, habitat, and land use mapping. Data were collected under individual Reserve NOAA grant/cooperative agreements and managed by the CDMO under NOAA grant/cooperative agreement #NA16NOS4200125 (2016) and prior grants. For more information on Reserve locations and programs, please visit www.nerrsdata.org or www.nerrs.noaa.gov.

Purpose:

To identify and track short-term variability and long-term changes in the integrity and biodiversity of representative estuarine ecosystems and coastal watersheds for the purpose of contributing to effective national, regional and site specific coastal zone management.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

NERRS Centralized Data Management Office(CDMO)

cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu

843-904-9003

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
None ammonium
None chlorophyll a
None data
None estuary
None oceanographic
None orthophosphate
None physical
None water station

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
None carribbean
None pacific islands
None U.S. coastal waters
None U.S. east coast
None U.S. territorial waters
None U.S. west coast

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Distribution Liability:

The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data.The data are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures allow. These procedures are descibed in the detailed metadata statement enclosed within any data transmission. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 596331
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Person: Jeremy Cothran
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598600
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Person: NERRS Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO)
Email Address: cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596330
W° Bound: -160.4
E° Bound: -62.4
N° Bound: 61.648
S° Bound: 17.706

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596329
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The NERRS retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). System-wide Monitoring Program. Data accessed from the NOAA NERRS Centralized Data Management Office website: http://www.nerrsdata.org/; accessed 12 October 2012.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 596332
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: CSV

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Datasets contain monthly samples throughout the year unless otherwise noted.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Reserves collect and process (filter/preserve) samples, then transport to their laboratory of choice for analysis. The laboratory returns data to Reserve staff where they use tools provided by the CDMO, Microsoft Excel macros, to perform secondary QAQC on the data. Data that have been through secondary QAQC are submitted back to the CDMO and ingested into the database annually; these data are posted as provisional plus. After annual submission to the CDMO is complete, the data undergo final tertiary QAQC by the CDMO. The data and its accompanying metadata documentation are checked for completeness before dissemination as authenticated historical data via the CDMO Online Data Information Server at www.nerrsdata.org. Processing/QAQC stages are clearly denoted within the data file transmission and are ongoing, the process date given below reflects the years this metadata record was created.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data were collected per CDMO protocols and analyzed by the Reserve's laboratory of choice. Individual laboratory protocols are included in data transmissions. QAQC is performed by Reserve staff and the CDMO as described at: www.nerrsdata.org/data/qaqc.cfm.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47711
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:35+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-11-09 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog