Suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) and loss-on-ignition (LOI) data from water samples collected in 2014-15 by the U.S. Geological Survey in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia

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U.S. Geological Survey scientists and technical support staff measured oceanographic, water quality, seabed elevation change, and meteorological parameters in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, during the period of August 13, 2014 to July 14, 2015 as part of the Estuarine Physical Response (EPR) to Storms project (GS2-2D) supported by the Department of the Interior Hurricane Sandy Recovery program. These measurements provide time series and supplemental data to quantify the response and understand the resilience of this back-barrier estuarine system to storm events. The Assateague Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service) and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) are both situated on the east side of Chincoteague Bay, and serve as the barrier between Chincoteague Bay and the Atlantic Ocean as well as providing globally important migratory bird habitat and a popular recreation destination.

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Metadata Date July 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update NONE PLANNED.

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Browse graphic plot showing suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) from analyzed water samples to in situ measured turbidity from deployed instruments in Chincoteague Bay during 2014-15 study by U.S. Geological Survey. Model fit to data is found using a repeated median regression line. NTU, nephelometric turbidity units; mg/l, milligrams per liter. The turbidity measurements are from Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, and Martini, M.A., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6PBV.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -75.020
Bbox North Lat 38.350
Bbox South Lat 37.800
Bbox West Long -75.500
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update NONE PLANNED.
Graphic Preview Description Browse graphic plot showing suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) from analyzed water samples to in situ measured turbidity from deployed instruments in Chincoteague Bay during 2014-15 study by U.S. Geological Survey. Model fit to data is found using a repeated median regression line. NTU, nephelometric turbidity units; mg/l, milligrams per liter. The turbidity measurements are from Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, and Martini, M.A., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6PBV.
Graphic Preview File https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2014-048-FA/data/Chincoteague_allsensors_allsites_calfit.pdf
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-08-13
Temporal Extent End 2015-07-14

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