1999 West EMAP Grab Event

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Publication_Date: 20040402
Publication_Time: 20000402
Title: 1999 West EMAP Grab Event
Edition: 1.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Costa Mesa, California
Publisher:
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Online_Linkage: ftp://ftp.sccwp.org/pub/download
Description:
Abstract:
The Grab Event data file presents the characteristics grabs taken to obtain a surface sediment sample collected at a station in the West Coast of the United States.
Purpose:
To describe the location and characteristics of individual grabs taken for the project.
Supplemental_Information:
OVERVIEW: In 1999 the US EPA contracted the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to conduct a West Coast Estuary survey. There were 210 stations in the sample design, 18 of which were not able to be sampled for a total of 192 successful measurements. DATA TYPES: Grabs, Trawls, and Water Quality casts were conducted at each of the stations to yield Benthic infauna, Sediment Toxicity, Sediment Chemistry, Trawl Fish, Macro Invertebrate, Debris, water column characterization at one meter increments from surface to bottom, and sediment grain size data. These data types can be aggregated using the StationID variable in each table. The locations reported in this table are the actual locations that were visited. Missing numerical values have been coded as -99 Missing text values have been coded as NR Missing date values have been coded as 01/Jan/1999 Missing time values have been coded as 23:00 Washington- Three to five grabs wer taken for Sediment Chemistry composite per station- collecting the top 2-3 cm of sediment from each sampling event. Field recording deviation from EMAP protocol- WA only recorded on record per station - this included the details (latitude/longitude/sample penetration depth etc) from the first grab event only.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990701
Ending_Date: 19990831
Currentness_Reference: Sampling was conducted in the summer of 1999.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: The west coast of the continental United States
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.70778
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.12895
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.31995
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.63867
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Van Veen Grab
Theme_Keyword: Sediment
Theme_Keyword: Sediment sampling
Theme_Keyword: Subcore
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Data_Set_Credit:
Moss Landing Marine Lab (California) Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Access Version 97

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Coordinates accurate to within 100 ft
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These tables may all be joined using the StationID field
Completeness_Report:
The following stations were abandoned: Califonia: CA3019, CA3024, CA3027, CA3058, CA3066, CA3072, CA3075
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The station locations were determined using a GPS and are accurate with in a radius of 100 ft
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The depths expressed are accurate to 0.1 meters.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Site Location The randomly selected Western Pilot sampling locations will be provided to the field crews as coordinates of latitude/longitude in degrees-minutes, expressed to the nearest 0.01 minute (i.e., 00 00.00'). The crews will use GPS to locate the site. The acceptable tolerance goal for siting is that the sampling station be established within 0.02' (120 ft) of the given coordinates. This reflects the accuracy expected from a properly functioning GPS unit of the caliber that will used for the study. The GPS's performance should be verified on a daily basis; those details will be discussed in Section B5. Field crews will strictly adhere to the above guidelines for siting the station, unless there are substantiated reasons that prevent sampling within that defined area. Because EMAP's probabilistic sampling design is so unbiased, potentially, some of the generated sites can fall in locations that are not amenable to sampling ( e.g., shallow conditions, inaccessible, rocky bottom, etc.). Upfront planning by the field team can help resolve these potential problems before they are encountered on the actual day of sampling. Coordinates of the random locations are made available to the teams months in advance of the field monitoring in order that they have adequate opportunity to formulate logistical plans. The reasonable first step is to plot the given sites on NOAA nautical charts to ascertain the spatial distribution of the sites, then reconnoiter (on paper) the charted locations for obvious problem situations (e.g., water depth, hazards to navigation, etc.). If suspect sites are encountered in this exercise, it is suggested that a field reconnaissance be conducted well ahead of the scheduled sampling to determine actual conditions at the site. If an intended site location presents an obvious problem, the situation must be reported to the State Implementation Team Chair and EPA Regional Coordinator, who, in turn, will discuss the specifics with EPA's Project Officer for the WPCM (Kevin Summers) for resolution options. Depending on the nature of the situation, the EPA Project Officer may elect to relocate the site within an acceptable range of the original location, or the site may be dropped from the sampling. Decisions on this level (i.e., significant changes to the sampling design) are to be made only by the EPA Project Officer, not by the field teams. Field teams, however, will have a limited degree of onsite flexibility to relocate sampling sites when confronted with unexpected obstacles or impediments associated with locating within the 0.02' guideline. If for good reason (e.g., danger or risk to crew, excessive rocky or shelly bottom, currents, man-made obstructions), the crew chief may move the station up to 0.05' (300 ft) of the intended sampling station; every effort must be made to relocate to an area that appears similar in character to that of the intended site. For example, if the intended site was in the channel of a stream, then the relocation should be as near to that situation as possible; it should not be relocated along side the stream bank. When it is necessary to relocate the site >0.02', the reason for shift must be documented in the field record. Any site relocation that exceed 0.05' (300 ft) will be flagged and reviewed before any data collected from the station are acceptable for inclusion to the study database. Locating station Field crews will use differential Global Position Satellite (GPS) navigation systems to locate the CM sampling stations. Coordinates of latitude and longitude for the previously selected random sampling stations will be issued to the field crews along with their sampling packages; the coordinates will be expressed in units to the nearest 0.01 minute. The vessel operator should review navigation plans for a site at least a day prior to the scheduled sampling. Before leaving the dock, the station position will be entered into the GPS system and the operator will safely navigate to the area. As the vessel closes in on the general location, the operator will decrease speed and allow the GPS to guide the vessel onto the location and then weigh anchor. After anchoring, the sampling vessel should come to rest within 0.02 nautical miles (nm) of the "intended" location; the actual coordinates of the anchorage will be recorded on the Station Information Data Sheet. While 0.02 nm is the target criteria for accuracy in siting the station, the crew will be granted a buffer zone of up to 0.05 nm from the intended position in the event that there are mitigating circumstances to justify exercising that allowance (e.g., currents, obstacles, boat traffic, etc). This buffer zone will be used only for those situations when locating within the 0.02-nm goal is not feasible. In cases where the vessel cannot navigate to within 0.05 nm of the intended site (e.g., the site is actually landlocked or the depth too shallow), the crew will record the station as unsamplable and referred the situation to the senior field coordinator. The field coordinator who should review the circumstances and make the final decision to sample or not. The occurrence of situations like that cropping up unexpectedly in the field would be less likely if suspect areas were reconnoitered prior to the monitoring window. Special Case: Intensive Study - Northern California Streams As this QAPP is being prepared, reconnaissance conducted for the sampling sites randomly selected for the Intensive Sites Study of Northern California Streams has indicated that >20 of the 30 sites are" unsamplable" using conventional vessels and gear (e.g., inaccessible by small vessel). Alternative sampling procedures are currently being formulated to meet these challenges. Composited Surficial Sediment At each site, multiple sediment grabs will be taken by van Veen sampler and the surficial sediment layer (top 2-3 cm ) will be collected by spatula or scoop and composited to provide sediment for the analyses of chemical contaminants, total organic carbon (TOC), toxicity testing, and grain size determinations. The number of grabs required to yield an adequate volume of composited sediment depends on the surface area described by the particular grab; however, surficial sediment from a minimum of two grabs should be composited for the final sample. Surficial sediment from the individual grabs will be combined in a clean, high-grade stainless steel or Teflon vessel. Between grabs, the container of composited sediment will be held on ice and covered with a lid to protect the sample from contamination (e.g., fuel or combustion products). Each addition of sediment to the composite will be blended in by stirring and the final mixture will be stirred well to ensure a homogenous sample before sub-samples for the various analyses are taken as follows: Organic chemical contaminants - approximately 500 cc of composited sediment will be placed in a clean, prelabeled, glass wide-mouth, 1-pint Mason jar or I-Chem jars (see B5 for QC requirements). The sample will be held on wet ice aboard and, upon transfer to shore storage, the sample should be frozen unless it is scheduled for extraction within 7 days; in that case, the sample may be held at 4C to await processing. Inorganic chemical contaminants - approximately 200 cc of composited sediment will be placed in a clean, prelabeled, wide-mouth Nalgene jar. The sample will be held on wet ice while aboard and , upon transfer to shore storage, the sample should be frozen unless it is scheduled for digestion within 7 days; in that case, the sample may be held at 4C to await processing. Toxicity testing - approximately 2000 - 4000 cc (depends on the number of toxicity tests to be performed) of composited sediment will be placed in a clean, prelabeled, wide-mouth Nalgene jar. The sample will be held on wet ice aboard and, upon transfer to shore storage, the sample will be held at 4C (sample is not to be frozen) to await further processing and initiation of testing within 30 days of collection. TOC - approximately 30 cc of composited sediment will be placed in a small, clean, prelabeled polypropylene bottle. The sample will be held on wet ice aboard and upon transfer to shore storage, the sample should be frozen to await further laboratory analysis. Grain size determination - approximately 120 cc of composited sediment will be placed in a clean, prelabeled, wide-mouth polypropylene jar. The sample will be held on wet ice aboard and, upon transfer to the shore storage, the sample will be held at 4C (sample is not to be frozen) to await further laboratory processing. Additional quality control measures pertaining to the composited sediment samples are described in Section B5 Habitat Several observations will be made in the field to document certain attributes or conditions of the site that will help to characterize the overall ecological health. Observations will be made and noted for the occurrence of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), the occurrence of macroalgae beds/mats, and the presence of trash/debris. Also, if there is obvious evidence of disruptive anthropogenic activities (e.g., dredging or landfill activity), these observations should be noted with a brief note on the appropriate field form.
Methodology_Citation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Van Veen Grabs
Process_Date: 19990719

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: .00001
Longitude_Resolution: .00001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodedic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:
298.257 4.2.2.1 Depth Datum Name:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StationID
Attribute_Definition: A geographic location label from the station table
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station List
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A list of stations visited in the project
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: the station list
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Depth
Attribute_Definition: The sample depth expressed in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 30
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition: The date the sample was collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 19990719
Range_Domain_Maximum: 19991014
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Time
Attribute_Definition:
The time the sample was collected expressed in 24 hour time
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 06:50
Range_Domain_Maximum: 19:55
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition: The latitude of the sample site
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 32.63687
Range_Domain_Maximum: 48.31995
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition: The longitde of the sample site
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -117.12895
Range_Domain_Maximum: -124.70778
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Penetration
Attribute_Definition:
The depth the grab penetrated into the substate expressed in centimeters
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 19
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Color
Attribute_Definition: The color of the sediment sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Colors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Colors of the sediment samples
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Black
Attribute_Definition: The color black
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Brown
Attribute_Definition: The color brown
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Olive Green
Attribute_Definition: The color Olive Green
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Red
Attribute_Definition: The color red
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gray
Attribute_Definition: The color gray
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NR
Attribute_Definition: Not Recorded
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Color Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 26 Sediment ColorCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Composition
Attribute_Definition: The general composition of the sediment
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SedimentComposition
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The general compostion of the sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fine Sand
Attribute_Definition: Mostly fine sand
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gravel
Attribute_Definition: Mostly gravel
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mixed
Attribute_Definition: No dominant type
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NR
Attribute_Definition: Not Recorded
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Silt/Clay
Attribute_Definition: Mostly fine material
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Coarse Sand
Attribute_Definition: Mostly coarse sand
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 6 Sediment Composition Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Odor
Attribute_Definition: The dominant odor of the sediment
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Odors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A list of allowable odors of the sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: H
Attribute_Definition: Hydrogen Sulfide
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 7 Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: N
Attribute_Definition: No odor
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 7 Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NR
Attribute_Definition: Not Recorded
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 7 Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P
Attribute_Definition: Petroleum
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 7 Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X
Attribute_Definition: Other
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 7 Sediment Odor Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ShellHash
Attribute_Definition: Was shell hash present in the grab
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Yes
Range_Domain_Maximum: No
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BenthicInfauna
Attribute_Definition: Was this grab used for a benthic infauna sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Yes
Range_Domain_Maximum: No
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LabAnalytes
Attribute_Definition: Was this grab used for grab analytes
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Yes
Range_Domain_Maximum: No
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SubCore
Attribute_Definition:
If no subcores were taken, this is number 4 other wise it is the number of the subcore taken from the grab
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAV
Attribute_Definition: Submerged aquatic vegetation present
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Yes
Range_Domain_Maximum: No
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GrabFailCode
Attribute_Definition:
If this grab failed, the coded reason for the failure
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GrabFailCodes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A coded list for recording grab failures
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: A
Attribute_Definition: Canted
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Washed
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: C
Attribute_Definition: Poor Closure
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: D
Attribute_Definition: Disturbed surface
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: E
Attribute_Definition: Less than 7 cm penetration
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S
Attribute_Definition: Rocky bottom
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: T
Attribute_Definition: Pre-abandoned
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
list 9 Station Failure Codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West EMAP Information Plan

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments
Attribute_Definition: Any additional comments about the sampling event
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Additional remarks
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblGrabEvent
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMAP StationID
Attribute_Definition: The EMAP Station identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: tblStations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The EMAP Station Identifier
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Plan

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at SCCWRP, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other 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. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a MLML server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. MLML shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000801
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
NBII Content Standard for National Biological Information Infrastructure Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: December 1995
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None

Generated by mp on Wed Aug 11 09:09:18 2004