Windward Community College Water Quality Assessment Project March-June 2004 on Windward Oahu Beaches (NODC Accession 0002501)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Windward Community College Water Quality Assessment Project March-June 2004 on Windward Oahu Beaches (NODC Accession 0002501)
Abstract:
Measurements of water quality parameters were taken by Windward Community College faculty and students at seven sites along the Windward Oahu coast from March - June 2004. Parameters include salinity and enterococci concentration. Data provided as MS Excel spreadsheets.
Supplemental_Information:
Sensor_Name sample bottles, refractometer Source_Name manual Project_Campaign: MIS-NOAA, Originating_Center Windward Community College Storage_Medium: MS Excel Online_size: 251 kbytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0002501

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Leticia Colmenares, Windward Community College, Unknown, Windward Community College Water Quality Assessment Project March-June 2004 on Windward Oahu Beaches (NODC Accession 0002501).

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.8383
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.6625
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.5066
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.3158

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 22-Mar-2004
    Ending_Date: 10-Jun-2004
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Original data file was given in MS Excel format: ../../data/BEACH.XLS

    Sample dates, locations, and units are defined in each file. A redundant ASCII copies was made with same file name except for a CSV (Comma Separated Version) extention.

    Ancillary files: (downloaded from <http://www.wcc.hawaii.edu/water/>) name comment BEACHMAP.jpg map of locations summary.jpg summary of data summary.txt site description and results

    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,Windward Community College

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Leticia Colmenares
    Windward Community College
    Marine Chemist
    45-720 Kea'ahala Road
    Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
    USA

    (808) 236-9120 (voice)
    leticia@hawaii.edu


Why was the data set created?

Assess the water quality of Windward Oahu beaches


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    Water samples were collected weekly over a period of four months at each of the seven beaches at the Windward area. Samples were collected in 100 mL sterile disposable bottles and transported (in ice cooler) to the Water Quality Laboratory at WCC Campus.

    Salinity measurements were taken using a Leica Refractometer. Enterococci most probable number (MPN) analysis was done using EPA approved IDEXX Enterolert method. Enterolert uses 4-methylumbelliferyl-&#914;-D-glucoside as the nutrient-indicator. This compound, when metabolized by enterococci present in the water sample, releases 4-methylumbelliferone, which exhibits blue fluorescence under the long-wavelength ultraviolet lamp.

    EPA standards for the yearly geometric mean (geomean) values for enterococci concentrations are set at 35 enterococci bacteria/100mL in marine waters. (51 FR 8012, March 7, 1986) The State of Hawaii, which has the most stringent standard of all the states, has set 7 enterococci/100mL. (Department of Health 1990).

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Leticia Colmenares
    Windward Community College
    Marine Chemist
    45-720 Kea'ahala Road
    Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
    USA

    (808) 236-9120 (voice)
    leticia@hawaii.edu

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    none

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    see lineage, process step


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
    Attn: Data Access Group, User Services Team
    SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
    USA

    301-713-3277 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
    NODC.Services@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data,expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 13-Jan-2010
Metadata author:
Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
USA

(808)-956-4105 (voice)
(808) 956-2352 (FAX)
caldwell@hawaii.edu

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Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata standard:
FGDC CSDGM (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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