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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Dataset ID:WAT-VA-StreamNutrient.01
Dataset Title:Nutrient data set for time course rain events and various base flow samplings in 1992 and 1993 in watershed streams of the Plum Island Sound Estuary.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Charles
Last Name:Hopkinson
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, Jack Finn
Keywords:PIE LTER, disturbance, inorganic nutrients, nutrient, loading, ammonium, nitrate, phosphate, dissolved, organic, nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, total, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, sodium, potassium, suspended, solid, particulate, stream, flow, storm, event
Abstract:Nutrient data set for time course rain events and various base flow samplings in 1992 and 1993 in watershed streams of the Plum Island Sound Estuary.
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/WAT/data/WAT-VA-StreamNutrient.dat
Data File Name WAT-VA-StreamNutrient
Beginning Date 7/8/1992
End Date 5/18/1993
Number of Data Records 160
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Ver 01, Excel EML upgrade
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 Site 5 Site 6 Site 7 Site 8  
Geographic Description WAT-IP-Ipswich Dam WAT-PR-Parker Dam WAT-PR-Dry Forest WAT-PR-Rowley Ox Pasture WAT-RO-Wet Forest WAT-IP-Horse Farm WAT-IP-North Reading WAT-IP-Burlington  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 42.6777 42.75014 42.76806 42.72373 42.68615 42.66525 42.55119 42.52203  
Longitude -70.83784 -70.92903 -70.91582 -70.8787 -70.88464 -70.8147 -71.09597 -71.18585  
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
DATE date (dd-mmm-yyyy)   datetime     dd-mmm-yyyy   blank cell
STATION station name   nominal         blank cell
CATEGORY type of flow (BASE = base flow; EVENT = storm event)   nominal         blank cell
TIME time of sampling   nominal 0= first sample in time series | 2= second sample in time series | 3= thirdsample in time series | 4= fourth sample in time series       blank cell
FLOW stream discharge (L d-1) literPerDay ratio   real     blank cell
NO3 nitrate + nitrite concentration as N microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
NH4 ammonium concentration as N microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
PO4 soluble reactive phosphorus concentration as P microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
TDN total dissolved nitrogen concentration as N microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DON dissolved organic nitrogen concentration as N microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
TDP total dissolved phosphorus concentration as P microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DOP dissolved organic phosphorus concentration as P microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
DOC dissolved organic carbon concentration as C microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
SS suspended solids (mg L-1) milligramsPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
POC particulate organic carbon concentration as C microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
PON particulate organic nitrogen concentration as N microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Cl chloride concentration as Cl microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
SO4 sulfate concentration as S microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Na sodium concentration as NA microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
K potassium concentration as K microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Ca calcium concentration as Ca microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell
Mg magnesium concentration as Mg microMolesPerLiter ratio   real     blank cell