USEPA STORET Water Quality Data for Long Island, New York, 20061002

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Water
Publication_Date: 20061002
Title:
USEPA STORET Water Quality Data for Long Island, New York, 20061002
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\Buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\FIIS\fiis_storet_long_island_south.mdb
Description:
Abstract:
The STORET data management system (short for STOrage and RETrieval) is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of environmental data relating to water quality. The database contains raw biological, chemical, and physical data on surface and ground water collected by federal, state and local agencies, Indian Tribes, volunteer groups, academics, and others. All 50 States, territories, and jurisdictions of the U.S. are represented in the system. Each sampling result in STORET is accompanied by information on where the sample was taken (latitude, longitude, state, county, Hydrologic Unit Code and a brief site identification), when the sample was gathered, the medium sampled (e.g., water, sediment, fish tissue), and the name of the organization that sponsored the monitoring. In addition, STORET contains information on why the data were gathered, sampling and analytical methods used, the laboratory used to analyze the samples, the quality control checks used, and the personnel responsible for the data. Data are contributed by a number of organizations including federal, state, and interstate agencies, universities, contractors, individuals and water laboratories. Each provider is responsible for the data it submits to STORET.
Purpose:
This dataset provides STORET data pertinent to Long Island, New York and the Fire Island National Seashore.  Data were compiled from four counties in New York (Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk) and Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Water quality, air temperature, and sediment contaminant data were collected by the State of New York and the National Park Service over a 50-year period, from January 1965 to September 2005.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional data and documentation are available at http://www.epa.gov/STORET. For STORET assistance, call 1-800-424-9067 or email storet@epa.gov
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19650101
Ending_Date: 19891231
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.937326
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.672373
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.845295
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.529936
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality Observations
Theme_Keyword: Storage and Retrieval of US Waters Parametric Data (STORET)
Place:
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
Place_Keyword: Kings
Place_Keyword: Queens
Place_Keyword: Nassau
Place_Keyword: Suffolk
Place_Keyword: Long Island
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Monmouth
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Diane Abell
Contact_Organization: Fire Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: Landscape Architect/Park Planner
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
120 Laurel St
City: Patchogue
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 11772
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 631-687-4773
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 631-758-4033
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: diane_abell@nps.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Online_Linkage: http://www.epa.gov/STORET
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were downloaded by Mark Benotti from USGS and converted to ArcView Personal Geodatabase form using Microsoft Access.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
EPA STORET website
Process_Date: 200610
Process_Time: 2:00 pm EST
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Benotti
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Hydrologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2045 Route 112, Building 4
City: Coram
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 11727
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 631-736-0783 x126
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mbenotti@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
D:\becca\storet\fiis_storet_long_island_south_utm.mdb
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
D:\storet\fiis_storet_long_island_south_utm.mdb
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Bison\Buffalo\nps\Databases\FIIS\Misc\fiis_storet_long_island_south.mdb
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 32172
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000136
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000136
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000010
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: fiis_storet_19000101_19891231_fc
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental Data Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1 Greenhouse Road, Room 1
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.  These data and related graphics ("GIF" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.

The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time.  The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived.  It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular.  The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data.

The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data.  It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.  Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or 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.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061025
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Rebecca Bannon
Contact_Organization: Environmental Data Center
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
105 Coastal Institute
Address:
1 Greenhouse Rd
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: becca@edc.uri.edu
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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