SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # phyt022
dataset or series of data Muddy Creek Salinity Monitor, Sal44FW
keywords salinity, conductivity, temperature, water quality
originator Gallegos C.
file format Microsoft Access 97
platform Windows NT
study site locale Rhode River Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, MD, USA
beg. date (yyyymmdd) 199902
ongoing? Yes
end date (yyyymmdd)  
meas. freq. Hourly
site size Single
# of stations 1
west long. -76.55
east long. -76.55
north lat. 38.88
south lat. 38.88
parameters Year, Month, Day, Julian Day, Hour, Temperature (deg. C), Conductivity (mS/cm), and Salinity (practical salinity scale).
current sharing downloadable from internet
current advertising status Intranet, SERC Public Site
abstract The salinity monitors are part of Coastal Intensive Site Network (CISNet) at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. The premise of SERC's CISNet program is that many of the human activities and natural processes that place stress on estuarine ecosystems result in characteristic changes in the optical properties of the water. Instrumentation has been installed to monitor light absorption and transmittance at nine wavelengths. Salinity monitors enable SERC scientists to quantify rates of water exchange between the Rhode River and Chesapeake Bay.
additional documentation / reference article http:// www.serc.si.edu/labs/phytoplankton/index.aspx

Last Updated on 11/7/01
By Michelle Berger