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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 Title:||Parker River daily discharge, at Byfield, MA|
|Investigator 1:|| |
|Address line 1:||Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space|
|Address line 2:||University of New Hampshire|
|Address line 3:||8 College Rd.|
|Associate Investigators:||Hap Garritt, Catherine Caruso|
|Keywords:||PIE LTER, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts, Parker River, disturbance, discharge, stream, flow, river|
|Abstract:||USGS gaged daily discharge from the Parker River at Byfield, Massachusetts (Station 01101000), draining 55.1637 km2 of watershed. Data is used for determining freshwater flows into the Plum Island Sound Estuary, MA.|
|Contact:||Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Online URL: http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu
|DATA FILE INFORMATION:|
|Data File URL||http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/WAT/data/WAT-PR-ParkerDischarge01101000.csv|
|Data File Name||WAT-PR-ParkerDischarge01101000|
|Number of Data Records||25652|
|Other Files to Reference|
|Availability Status||Type 1|
|Quality Control Information|
|Maintenance Description||Data is downloaded from USGS web site, approximately annually|
|Log of Changes:||Version 01; EML metadata compiled in Excel|
|Version 02; data update, 27-Jan-2011|
|Version 03: January 31, 2012, updated data and metadata. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 1/27/12 4:35 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Version 04: April 18, 2013, data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Research location name and description updated.Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Version 05: October 23, 2013, data and metadata updated. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2013, 9/30/13 2:57 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Version 06: February 9, 2016, updated data and metadata to January 18, 2016 to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Jan2015.xlsm 1/15/15 4:26 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|RESEARCH LOCATION:||WAT-PR-Byfield-USGS||Site 2|
|Geographic Description||Parker River at Byfield, Massachusetts; on left bank 1,400 ft downstream from dam, 0.5 mi south of Byfield, 0.7 mi upstream from Wheeler Brook, and 5.5 mi southwest of Newburyport.|
|Location Bounding Box|
|West Bounding Coordinate|
|East Bounding Coordinate|
|North Bounding Coordinate|
|South Bounding Coordinate|
|OR if single point location|
|Methods:||Data was downloaded from USGS web site: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv?dd_cd=01&dd_cd=03&dd_cd=14&format=gif&period=7&site_no=01101000|
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LOCATION--Lat 42°45’10", long 70°56’46", Essex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left bank 1,400 ft downstream from dam, 0.5 mi south of Byfield, 0.7 mi upstream from Wheeler Brook, and 5.5 mi southwest of Newburyport.
DRAINAGE AREA--21.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1945 to current year. October 1945 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 2003–04.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area; WDR MA-RI-00-1: 1999.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 23.46 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Massachusetts Department of Public Works).
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Watershed Management, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Published data from USGS is in ft3 sec-1. We have converted this to m3 sec-1 by multiplying the data by the following conversion factor: 1ft3 = 0.0283168 m3
|Variable Name||Variable Description||Units||Measurement Scale||Code Information||Number Type||DateTime Format||Missing Value Code||Missing Value Code Explanation|
|Q metric||discharge (cubic meters per second)||meterCubedPerSecond||ratio||real||NA||NA=data not available|
|Q english||discharge (cubic feet per second)||footCubedPerSecond||ratio||real||NA||NA=data not available|
|Flag||data value qualification code||nominal||Eqp = Equipment malfunction | A = Approved for publication Processing and review completed | P = Provisional data subject to revision | e = Value has been estimated|