SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # dock004
dataset or series of data Robert Cory's USGS Dock Monitoring Station, 1970 - 1978
keywords temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, tide, Rhode River, Maryland
originator Robert Cory, J. Michael Redding, Martha M. McCullough, Paul Dresler
file format Excel 2000
platform Windows
study site locale SERC, Rhode River, Edgewater, Maryland
beginning date 19700402
ongoing? no
ending date 19781231
meas. freq. daily
site size point
# of stations 1
west longitude -76.54166
east longitude -76.54166
north latitude 38.88611
south latitude 38.88611
parameters week, month, day, year, maximum temperature (deg C), minimum temperature (deg C), maximum pH, minimum pH, maximum dissolved oxygen (ppm), max percent saturation DO, minimum dissolved oxygen (ppm), min percent saturation DO, maximum turbidity (JTU), minimum turbidity (JTU), maximum salinity (ppt), minimum salinity (ppt), maximum tide height (ft), minimum tide height (ft)
current sharing status available by download
current advertising status publications, SERC web site
abstract In April 1970, the U.S. Geological Survey began a program of continuously recording water temperature, specific conductance, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, tide stage, solar radiation, wind direction, and wind velocity. These analog data were recorded by a water-quality monitor approximately 3.6 km inside the 4.8 km long Rhode River at the end of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center dock. This Excel file contains daily data from 1970 - 1978 that were originally published in 3 publications. The raw hourly data can be found on strip charts.
additional documentation / reference article Data taken from 3 publications: 

1. Cory, R.L., Redding, J.M., and McCullough, M.M. 1975. Water quality in Rhode River at Smithsonian Institution pier near Annapolis, Maryland, April 1970 through December 1973. U.S. Geological Survey water - Resources Investigations 10 - 74.

2. Cory, R.L. 1977. Water quality in Rhode River at Smithsonian Institution pier near Annapolis, Maryland, January 1974 through December 1975. U.S. Geological Survey Water - Resources Investigations 77-20.

3. Cory, R.L. and Dresler, P.V. 1980. Water quality in Rhode River at Smithsonian Institution pier near Annapolis, Maryland, January 1976 through December 1978. U.S. Geological Survey Water - Resources Investigations 79-109.


Last Updated on 5/22/01
By Michelle Berger