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Marine Biological Laboratory
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Woods Hole, MA 02543
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|Dataset Title:||Marsh surface elevation data at a Spartina alterniflora-dominated salt marsh at Goat Island, North Inlet, Georgetown, SC.|
|Investigator 1:|| |
|Address line 1:||Dept of Biological Sciences|
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|Address line 3:||University of SC|
|Investigator 2:|| |
|Address line 1:||Baruch Marine Field Laboratory|
|Address line 3:||PO Box 1630|
|Associate Investigators:||Diana Rodriguez|
|Keywords:||LTER, PIE, Plum Island Ecosystems, South Carolina, North Inlet, disturbance, organic matter, estuary, salt marsh, Spartina alterniflora, elevation, surface elevation table (SET), sedimentation erosion table (SET), Southeast United States|
|Abstract:||A Surface Elevation Table (SET) is used to measure changes in the elevation of the platform at a Spartina alterniflora-dominated marsh on the Goat Island, North Inlet, Georgetown, SC. Measurements are done monthly.|
|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://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
|DATA FILE INFORMATION:|
|Data File URL||http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/MAR/data/LTE-MP-NAC-elevationmeans.csv|
|Data File Name||LTE-MP-NAC-elevationmeans|
|Number of Data Records||168|
|Other Files to Reference||LTE-MP-LAC-elevationmeans; LTE-MP-LPC-elevationmeans|
|Availability Status||type 1|
|Quality Control Information|
|Maintenance Description||Collections occur approximately every month. Database is updated seasonally. Study and data collection are ongoing as of Jan 2013.|
|Log of Changes:||Version 01; new data and metadata|
|Version 02; new data and metadata|
|Version 03: February 2, 2012, updated data and metadata to Dec 2011. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 2/1/12 5:00 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Version 04: August 8, 2013, 2012 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|
|RESEARCH LOCATION:||LTE-MP-NIN-GIHM||Site 2|
|Geographic Description||Goat Island, North Inlet, Georgetown, SC; high marsh Spartina alterniflora plot level fertilization experiment (GIHM). The Goat Island sites are accessible from Clambank Rd. about 1/2mile south of Clambank Landing. A board walk connects the high marsh siteand the low marsh site. The North Inlet Estuary is located onthe southeastern coast of the United States, approximately 10 kilometers east of Georgetown, South Carolina. The North Inlet Estuary lies east of the uplands of Hobcaw Barony (also known as the Belle W. Baruch Property). To the north of the Estuary is the Debordieu Colony Property. North Inlet Estuary is a bar-built Class C type estuary (Pritchard, 1955) and is arelatively small tidal estuary (area = 2630 hectares). It is composed of numerous winding tidal creeks dominated bySpartina alterniflora and is considered a pristine tidal estuary due to minimal anthropogenic impacts. The watershed drains a 24.8 square kilometer area of mostly pine forest and a moderately developed residential watershed to the north.|
|Location Bounding Box|
|West Bounding Coordinate|
|East Bounding Coordinate|
|North Bounding Coordinate|
|South Bounding Coordinate|
|OR if single point location|
|Organisms studied||Spartina alterniflora|
This data set is part of an on-going project in a Spartina alterniflora-dominated marsh at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in North Inlet, Georgetown, SC.
Triplicate original-style SET stations were installed in the high marsh (HM) on the marsh platform in a Spartina alterniflora-dominated marsh at Goat Island, North Inlet, Georgetown, SC in June 1996. Each SET sampling site consists of a permanently installed post and a removable arm. The arm has a vertical and a horizontal component. The vertical component fits into the SET benchmark post; the horizontal component reaches out over the experimental subplot and has a square plate at the end through which 9 pins are lowered. Each SET post is associated with two adjacent plots (one control, one NP fertilized; only the control data are included here). Each plot has 3 subplots. To measure elevations, the SET arm is locked in place over each subplot, is leveled, and the 9 fiberglass pins are lowered to touch the sediment surface and held in place with a clip. Pin heights are measured from the top of the nut on the plate to the top of the pin, and read into a digital recorder. The recordings are transcribed into one master SET pin height data set. Surface elevations are measured approximately monthly.
The SET was manufactured by Nolanís Machine Shop in Lafayette LA; 337-235-5261. Replacement pins or collars can be purchased from Nolanís. Stainless steel parts (roll pins etc) come from McMaster-Carr. Measuring pins are held in place with badge clips, available at office supply stores.
Data are reported as the mean change in elevation and standard error of t replicate plots (n=81) over time. Change in marsh elevation is determined by subtracting pin height at time X from the mean pin height for the subplot at time 0. Statistics were performed using SAS (SAS System for Windows; release 9.1; SAS Institute, Inc; Cary, NC).
|Variable Name||Variable Description||Units||Measurement Scale||Code Information||Number Type||DateTime Format||Missing Value Code||Missing Value Code Explanation|
|site||name of sampling station||nominal|
|elev change||mean change in elevation||centimeter||interval||real||.||.=not measured|
|stderr||standard error of the mean||centimeter||interval||real||.||.=not measured|