National Coastal Assessment Database Northeast Region 2000-2002 Station Location and Visit Information

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. EPA
Publication_Date: REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release.
Title:
National Coastal Assessment Database Northeast Region 2000-2002 Station Location and Visit Information
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\Regional\NCA_stations_northeast.shp
Description:
Abstract:
The Station Location and Sampling Visit data sets report information 
  regarding stations sampled during 2000-01 in the National Coastal Assessment 
  in the Northeast Region. Each record reports the planned location of the 
  station (latitude and longitude); various descriptions of the jurisdiction 
  of the station's location (name of state, stratum, and estuary containing 
  the station); identification of the cooperative responsible for sampling; 
  and the area represented by the station. The water column depth at the 
  time of sampling is reported, as well as the number of visits to a station.

  The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is a national monitoring and
  assessment program with the primary goal of providing a consistent
  evaluation of the estuarine condition in U.S. estuaries. It is an
  initiative of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP),
  and is a partnership of several federal and state environmental agencies,
  including: EPA's Regions, Office of Research and Development, and Office of
  Water; state environmental protection agencies in the 24 marine coastal
  states and Puerto Rico; and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and
  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). The five-year NCA
  program was initiated in 2000, and is also known as the Coastal 2000
  Program. 

  Stations were randomly selected using EMAP's probabilistic sampling
  framework and were sampled once during a summer index period (June to
  October). A consistent suite of indicators was used to measure conditions
  in the water, sediment, and in benthic and fish communities. The measured
  data may be used by the states to meet their reporting requirements under
  the Clean Water Act, Section 305(b). The data will also be used to generate
  a series of national reports characterizing the condition of the Nation's
  estuaries.
Purpose:
To report information about station locations, visits and weighting factors 
  used during data analysis.
Supplemental_Information:
See the document, NCA_northeast_stations.txt, for full EPA metadata (not FGDC-compliant)
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Status:
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: REQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.774000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.980000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.185000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.452000
Keywords:
Theme:
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Use_Constraints:
EMAP requests that all individuals who download EMAP data acknowledge the source of these data in any reports, papers, or presentations. If you publish these data, please include a statement similar to: "Some or all of the data described in this article were produced by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through its Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP)".
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 709
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Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
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Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NCA_stations_northeast
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
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Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Province
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Resource_N
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Group
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sampling_Y
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EPA_Region
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Water_Body
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Estuary_Na
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Station_Na
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude_D
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Station_St
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Water_Bo_1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Station_Cl
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Local_Stat
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Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
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City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State_or_Province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal_Code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.
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