Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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(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

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DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:WAT-GIS-Anderson1-Landuse.02
Dataset Title:Anderson Level 1 landuse areas for the Parker, Rowley and Ipswich River watersheds years 1971, 1985, 1991 and 1999.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Robert
Last Name:Pontius Jr.
Address line 1:Clark University
Address line 2:Department of International Development
Address line 3:Graduate School of Geography
City:Worcester
State:Massachusetts
Zip Code:01610-1477
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Rahul
Last Name:Rakshit
Address line 1:Clark University
Address line 2:Department of International Development
Address line 3:Graduate School of Geography
City:Worcester
State:Massachusetts
Zip Code:01610-1477
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:PIE LTER, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts, disturbance, landuse, watershed
Abstract:Anderson Level 1 landuse data is compiled for the whole watershed of the Plum Island Sound Estuary. The whole watershed of the Plum Island Sound Estuary is the sum of the Parker, Rowley and Ipswich River watersheds. Anderson Level 1 landuse classifications are: built, agriculture, range, forest, water, wetland and barren. Data is presented in square kilometers and percent of total watershed.
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/MAP/data/WAT-GIS-Anderson1-Landuse.dat
Data File Name WAT-GIS-Anderson1-Landuse
Beginning Date 1/1/1971
End Date 12/31/1999
Number of Data Records 7
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01, initial Excel to EML metadata
Version 02, 25Jan2010, keyword update
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2
Geographic Description Parker, Rowley and Ipswich River watersheds, northeastern Massachusetts  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate -71.2198  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.7568  
North Bounding Coordinate 42.8276  
South Bounding Coordinate 42.4965  
OR if single point location    
Latitude    
Longitude    
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied
 
Methods:

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Landuse Anderson Level 1 landuse categories   nominal          
1971 Square KM Year 1971 Square kilometers associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse squareKilometers ratio   whole      
1985 Square KM Year 1985 Square kilometers associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse squareKilometers ratio   whole      
1991 Square KM Year 1991 Square kilometers associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse squareKilometers ratio   whole      
1999 Square KM Year 1999 Square kilometers associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse squareKilometers ratio   whole      
1971 Area % Year 1971 percent of total watershed area associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse percent ratio   whole      
1985 Area % Year 1985 percent of total watershed area associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse percent ratio   whole      
1991 Area % Year 1991 percent of total watershed area associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse percent ratio   whole      
1999 Area % Year 1999 percent of total watershed area associated with Anderson Level 1 landuse percent ratio   whole