Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

Acceptance and utilization of LTER data requires that:

(1) The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
(2) The Principal Investigator of the data set be sent a copy of the report or manuscript prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant publications.
(3) A copy of any resultant publications should be sent to:

Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:LTE-TC-NUT.02
Dataset Title:Tidal creek nutrient sampling, 1998 - 2001
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Linda
Last Name:Deegan
Address line 1:Ecosystems Center
Address line 2:MBL
Address line 3:7 MBL St
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:Hap Garritt, Amy Chiuchiolo
Keywords:PIE LTER, primary production, organic matter, inorganic nutrients, tidal, creek, nutrients, ammonium, nitrate, phosphate, nitrogen, phosphorus, organic, salinity, total, sweeney, club head, nelson, sand, shad, sawyer, west, mud, chlorophyll
Abstract:Water column samples from a variety of tidal creeks in the Plum Island Estuary were sampled for nutrient concentrations. Dissolved and particulate forms of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon were analyzed.
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Email: pie_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/LTE/data/LTE-TC-NUT.dat
Data File Name LTE-TC-NUT
Beginning Date 7/1/1998
End Date 9/27/2001
Number of Data Records 200
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01, initial Excel to EML metadata entries
Version 02, 25Jan2010 update keywords
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 Site 5 Site 6 Site 7 Site 8 Site 9  
Geographic Description LTE-TC-Club LTE-TC-MudEast LTE-TC-MudWest LTE-TC-Nelson LTE-TC-Sand LTE-TC-Sawyer LTE-TC-Shad LTE-TC-Sweeney LTE-TC-West  
Location Bounding Box                    
West Bounding Coordinate                    
East Bounding Coordinate                    
North Bounding Coordinate                    
South Bounding Coordinate                    
OR if single point location                    
Latitude 42.73982372 42.74877201 42.74853814 42.74176001 42.7301556 42.74552775 42.73656507 42.72196912 42.73782419  
Longitude -70.83803847 -70.84647231 -70.84842171 -70.83285442 -70.85447212 -70.84061535 -70.8432702 -70.8472624 -70.8491177  
Elevation                    
                     
                     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied
 
Methods:EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND METHODS:
Water samples were collected and filtered (GF/F glass fiber), and frozen for later analysis. For laboratory analytical procedures, see ANALYTICAL METHODS.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Creek creek sampled   nominal         blank cell
STATE X x coordinates (meters) in MA state plane NAD 83 meter interval   real     blank cell
STATE Y y coordinates (meters) in MA state plane NAD 83 meter interval   real     blank cell
LAT Latitude in NAD 83 geographic coordinates (decimal degrees) degree interval   real     blank cell
LON Longitude in NAD 83 geographic coordinates (decimal degrees) degree interval   real     blank cell
Date date (dd-mmm-yyyy)   datetime     dd-mmm-yyyy   blank cell
Time time 24 hr (hh:mm)   datetime     hh:mm   blank cell
Tide stage and direction of tide when sample was collected   nominal         blank cell
Branch branch of creek sampled   nominal         blank cell
Temp temperature of the water degree interval   real     blank cell
Sal salinity (ppt) partsPerThousand interval   real     blank cell
NO3 nitrate + nitrite (然-N) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
NH4 ammonium (然-N) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
PO4 soluble reactive phosphorus (然-P) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
TDN total dissolved nitrogen (然-N) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DON dissolved organic nitrogen (然-N) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
TDP total dissolved phosphorus (然-P) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DOP dissolved organic phosphorus (然-P) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DOC dissolved organic carbon (uM-C) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Chla chlorophyll a (ug/L) microgramsPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Part C particulate carbon (uM-C) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Part N particulate nitrogen (uM-N) microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Comments comments about data   nominal         blank cell