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Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Daily Estuarine Surface Water Nutrient and Water Quality, Suspended Sediment, and Chlorophyll a Data for the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown, South Carolina: 1978-1993

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

A one 1000 ml (one Liter) water sample was collected daily (at approximately 1000 hrs EST - but see note below in section 1.2.3 Supplemental Information) at a depth of 0.5 meter below the water's surface at three sites in the North Inlet salt marsh tidal creeks: Town Creek, Clambank, and Crab Haul (at the end of the Oyster Landing dock). The water samples were analyzed for chlorophyll a, phaeophytin, nitrogen (total whole and dissolved, ammonia, nitrate-nitrite), phosphorus (total and dissolved and ortho phosphate), organic carbon [total (TOC), dissolved (DOC), particulate (POC)], suspended sediment [Total Suspended Sediment (TSS), Inorganic Suspended Sediment (ISS), Organic Suspended Sediment (OSS)], and suspended sediment color. Tide level or water level (see note below in Supplemental Information), water temperature, secchi depth were noted in the field at the time of the water collection; salinity was measured when the sample was brought into the laboratory for processing. From 1977 to 1986, ATP analyzes were also run on the samples but are not part of this database. From 1985 to 1988 water chemistry analysis (listed above) were run on water samples from Debidue Creek, but are not included as part of this database. Using the Munsell Soil Chart, sediment color was determined for each suspended sediment filter starting in June 1988; this database is an ancillary database and is available for use.

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Metadata Date October 1, 1992
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) November 20, 1998 (publication)
Frequency Of Update AS NEEDED; IF ERRORS ARE FOUND IN THE DATA OR METADATA, THEY WILL BE CORRECTED IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE NOTIFY IF ERRORS ARE FOUND!

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 1, 1992
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) November 20, 1998 (publication)
Responsible Party Univ. of South Carolina's Baruch Institute (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Following academic courtesy standards, the PI (originators), the University of South Carolina's Belle Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, and Grantor (see Data Set Credit Section) should be fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of these data are used. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding the metadata is not recommended. The Baruch Institute, Baruch Institute researchers, and NSF are not responsible for the misuse of data from this database. See Distribution Liability., Access Constraints: None; however, it is strongly recommended that these data be directly acquired from the Belle Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Bbox East Long -79.167
Bbox North Lat 33.350
Bbox South Lat 33.327
Bbox West Long -79.192
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Frequency Of Update AS NEEDED; IF ERRORS ARE FOUND IN THE DATA OR METADATA, THEY WILL BE CORRECTED IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE NOTIFY IF ERRORS ARE FOUND!
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Licence The datasets are only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined in the Metadata. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use in any further analyses or comparisons. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research system for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the Metadata file associated with the particular data. Neither the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, nor the National Science Foundation shall be held liable for unprofessional use of the data described and/or contained herein.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-09-01
Temporal Extent End 1993-06-30T1009 EST

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