Regional EMAP Database 1993-1994 New York/New Jersey Harbor System Station Location and Visit Information

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US EPA Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
Publication_Date: 19970107
Title:
Regional EMAP Database 1993-1994 New York/New Jersey Harbor System Station Location and Visit Information
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Author of Catalog Entry - Melissa Hughes, Computer Sciences Corporation; Principal Investigator - Darvene A. Adams, US EPA Region II; Investigation Participant - Joel S. O'Connor, US EPA
Online_Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains the latitude and longitude for each station sampled, as well as the area represented by a station, the water column depth at the time of sampling, and the presence or absence of trash.

This project was designed to support resource management decisions related to pollution control and remediation throughout the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) Harbor and Bight Apex and to assist the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) in developing a contaminant monitoring strategy to be included in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the NY/NJ Harbor system. The New York/New Jersey Harbor System Sediment Assessment was based on methods used in the EMAP-Estuaries program. A probability-based sampling design ensured an unbiased estimation of condition and that all areas within the system were potentially subject to sampling. The probability based sampling design also allowed calculation of confidence limits around estimates of condition. Six sub-basins were sampled in the New York/New Jersey Harbor, including: Upper Harbor, Newark Bay, Lower Harbor (includes Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays), Jamaica Bay, western Long Island Sound and the New York Bight Apex. For purposes of this study, the region includes the lower portions of the Hudson, Passaic, Harlem, Hackensack and Raritan Rivers, upstream to a near-bottom salinity of 15 ppt, the East River to Long Island Sound and Lower Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean. The New York Bight Apex is defined as the area of ocean bounded on the northwest by the transect from Sandy Hook, NJ to Rockaway Point, NY, the east by 73 deg 30' W longitude and the south by 40 deg 10'N latitude. The eastern boundary of the western Long Island Sound sub-basin is 73 deg 24' W longitude (from Eaton's Neck Point, NY to Norwalk, CT).
Purpose:
To provide accurate station location and visit information for each site visited in the NY/NJ Harbor region.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCES Adams, D.A., J.S. O'Connor and S.B. Weisberg. 1996. Sediment Quality of the NY/NJ Harbor System. Draft Final Report. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 2. Edison, NJ. October 1996. Overton, W.S., D.L. Stevens and D. White. 1990. Design Report for EMAP: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. EPA/600/3-91/053. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, Washington, DC. Reifsteck, D.M., C.J. Strobel and D.J. Keith. 1993. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program - Near Coastal Component: 1993 Virginian Province Field Operations and Safety Manual. U.S. EPA NHEERL-AED. Narragansett, RI. USEPA, 1989. Draft EPA Locational Data Policy. U. S. EPA, Washington, D. C.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930803
Ending_Date: 19940921
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.271583
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.350167
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.081447
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.176500
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: REMAP
Theme_Keyword: sampling sites
Theme_Keyword: latitude
Theme_Keyword: longitude
Theme_Keyword: depth
Theme_Keyword: trash
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: FIIS
Access_Constraints: Data can be downloaded from the WWW server
Use_Constraints:
If you plan to publish these data in any way, EPA requires a standard statement for work it has supported: "Although the data described in this article have been funded wholly or in part by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through its EMAP-Estuaries Program, it has not been subjected to Agency review, and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency and no official endorsement should be inferred."
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:
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 9.2.2.1350
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The latitude and longitude of the station location were determined at the time of sampling. According to EPA Locational Policy: 1. Latitude is always presented before longitude; 2. Latitude and longitude are recorded as decimal degrees. The specific method, Loran or GPS, of determining the latitude and longitude is also recorded.

Sample Collection Method Reference:

Overton, W.S., D. White and D.L. Stevens. 1990. Design Report for EMAP: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. EPA/600/3-91/053. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, Washington, DC.
Completeness_Report:
All station locations and associated data available for download from the USEPA REMAP 1993-94 NY/NJ Harbor Data Set were included in this geodatabase.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Samples were collected July through September 1993 and 1994.  One hundred sixty-eight sites were sampled, 28 in each of 6 sub-basins; fourteen were sampled each year.  Each year, sites were selected by randomly placing a grid structure over the study area, selecting 14 grid cells at random from each stratum, and selecting a random location from within the selected cells. Cells were of equal area within strata except for the Newark Bay stratum, where grid cell size was altered to ensure sampling in the Arthur Kill, Passaic River and the Hackensack River.
Samples were collected from two USEPA vessels, the R/V CLEAN WATERS and OSV PETER W. ANDERSON, using LORAN-C, Differential-GPS (D-GPS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and sonar.
Process_Date: 1993/1994
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Darvene A. Adams
Contact_Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region II, Division of Environmental Science and Assessment, Monitoring and Assessment Branch,
Contact_Position: Principal Investigator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2890 Woodbridge Ave.
City: Edison
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08837
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (732) 321-6700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adams.darvene@epa.gov
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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: 168
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: unknown
Longitude_Resolution: unknown
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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_Datum_Name: unknown
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000010
Altitude_Distance_Units: unknown
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: stations
Entity_Type_Definition:
Station locations and visit information
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
REMAP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION
Attribute_Definition:
Station Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Unique Station Code
Codeset_Source: US EPA REMAP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STA_LAT
Attribute_Definition:
Station Latitude
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TRASH
Attribute_Definition:
Trash present (yes/no)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Presence/Absence
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STA_LNG
Attribute_Definition:
Station Longitude
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STA_AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Segment Area (sq km) (NB only)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Area in square kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STADEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Station Depth (m)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Depth in meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Sample Collection Date
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Date
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_water
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the water table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_sed_chem
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the sediment analyte concentrations table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_sed_tox
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the amphipod sediment toxicity test table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_silt_clay
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the sediment composition table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_microtox
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the microtox toxicity table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_benth_abund
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the benthic abundance table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_benth_biomass
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the benthic biomass table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Darvene A. Adams
Contact_Organization: U.S EPA Region II, Monitoring and Assessment Branch
Contact_Position: Principal Investigator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2890 Woodbridge Ave.
City: Edison
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08837
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-321-6700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adams.darvene@epa.gov
Contact Instructions:
Alternative contact: Data Librarian, EMAP-IM Melissa M. Hughes CSC c/o U.S. EPA NHEERL-AED 27 Tarzwell Drive Narragansett, RI 02882-1197 (401) 782-3184 (Tel.) (401) 782-3030 (FAX) hughes.melissa@epa.gov
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GDB
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070830
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 Building
Address:
1 Greenhouse Rd
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: RI
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4651
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: becca@edc.uri.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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