Regional EMAP Database 1998-1999 New York/New Jersey Harbor System Station Locations and Visit Information

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
Publication_Date: 20040518
Title:
Regional EMAP Database 1998-1999 New York/New Jersey Harbor System Station Locations and Visit Information
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 - Sandi Benyi, US EPA ORD/NHEERL/AED
Online_Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Description:
Abstract:
REMAP was initiated to test the applicability of the EMAP approach to answer questions about ecological conditions at regional and local scales. Using EMAP's statistical design and indicator concepts, REMAP conducts projects at smaller geographic scales and in shorter time frames than the national EMAP program.

The REMAP 1998 NY/NJ Harbor project was designed to support resource management decisions related to pollution control and remediation throughout the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) Harbor 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. 

Four sub-basins were sampled in the New York/New Jersey Harbor, including: Upper Harbor, Newark Bay, Lower Harbor (includes Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays) and Jamaica Bay. 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 Station Location and Sampling Visit data sets provide geographic and visit information on the sites sampled in the New York/New Jersey Harbor region. The latitude and longitude for each station are given, as well as the area represented by a station. The water column depth at the time of sampling is reported. Most stations were selected probabilistically using a stratified random design; other stations were specifically located in a depositional area.
Purpose:
To provide accurate station location and visit information for each site visited in the NY/NJ Harbor region.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCES Adams, D. 1998. Quality Assurance Project Plan for Environmental Monitoring, "A 5-year Revisit of Sediment Quality in the NY/NJ Harbor." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, Edison, NJ. Adams, Darvene and Sandra Benyi. 2003. Final Report: Sediment Quality of the NY/NJ Harbor System - A 5-Year Revisit. EPA/902-R-03-002. USEPA-Region 2, Division of Science and Assessment. Edison, NJ. December, 2003. 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: 19980601
Ending_Date: 19990701
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.254900
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.759100
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.867200
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.425900
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: REMAP
Theme_Keyword: sampling sites
Theme_Keyword: latitude
Theme_Keyword: longitude
Theme_Keyword: depth
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
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:
Most values were assigned, based on geographic location.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One hundred and twelve sites were sampled, 28 in each of 4 sub-basins.  All stations were sampled in 1998. Grab samples were collected in Newark Bay in 1999. Sites not in a depositional area 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.  Sampling was conducted from an USEPA vessel, the R/V CLEAN WATERS.

Sampling Gear:
LORAN-C
Differential-GPS (D-GPS)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Process_Date: 1998/1999
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: 112
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
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 and Visit Information
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
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: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION
Attribute_Definition:
Station Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique identifier
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Depth
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Depth (Meters)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SYSTEM
Attribute_Definition:
Large Water Body System
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ESTUARY
Attribute_Definition:
Small water body
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STRATA
Attribute_Definition:
Design strata
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Statistical area of station (km2)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Area (square kilometers)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_V1
Attribute_Definition:
Date of Visit 1
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_V2
Attribute_Definition:
Date of Visit 2
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TRASH_V1
Attribute_Definition:
Trash present during Visit 1
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Yes/No
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TRASH_V2
Attribute_Definition:
Trash present during Visit 2
Attribute_Definition_Source:
REMAP online documentation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Yes/No
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_tox
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the Sediment Toxicity table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_sed_org
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the Sediment Organics table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_sed_silt_clay
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the Sediment Silt/Clay table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_metals_sfacid
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the sfacid table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
none
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: stations_metals_hfacid
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class linking stations to the hfacid 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 biomass 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 abundance 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
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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