State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch State-wide Water Quality Sampling Dataset 1999-2006 (NODC Accession 0013723)

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Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch State-wide Water Quality Sampling Dataset 1999-2006 (NODC Accession 0013723)
Abstract:
The Monitoring Section of the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch collects water quality data at over 300 coastal locations state-wide using well-established instruments and methodologies. This dataset spans 1999-2006.
Supplemental_Information:
Entry_ID Unknown Sensor_Name water quality sensors Source_Name manual Project_Campaign: State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch State-wide Water Quality Sampling Storage_Medium spreadsheet compatible, CSV ASCII Reference None Online_size: 2842 kbytes
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Mr. Watson Okubo, Supervisor, and Mr. Terence Teruya, QA Officer, Unknown, State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch State-wide Water Quality Sampling Dataset 1999-2006 (NODC Accession 0013723).

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.78667
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -154.80833
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.23167
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.92333

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Jan-1999
    Ending_Date: 20-Nov-2006
    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:
    data/0-data (originator's files)

    Filename: tbl_Station_Information.csv Format: comma-separated version text Contents: Field name Description Storet No Unique Station ID number Location Station Name Island Island of station Lat latitude of station (DD MM SS.SSS N) Long longitude of station (DDD MM SS.SSS W) Datum Datum used to obtain the Latitude and Longitude of the Station Comments Narrative field for descriptive comments about the Station

    Filename: tbl_All_Data_from_1999.csv Format: comma-separated version text Contents: Field name Description Sample No Unique Identifier for every record Sampler Identifies who took the sample Lab No Unique Lab Identifier assigned to the sample in the lab Station No Same as tbl_Station_Information, Storet No. Location descriptive location name Date month/day/year Time hour:minute:second AM or PM Depth(m) depth of measurement (meters) <>FC Qualifier for the Fecal Coliform result FColi Fecal Coliform result <>Ent Qualifier for the Enterococcus result Entero Enterococcus result <>CP Qualifier for the Clostridium perfringens result CP Clostridium perfringens result Temp temperature of the water sample, degrees Celcius Salinity salinity (ppt) Cond salinity (mS/cm) DO Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) DO% DO in percent saturation pH Hydrogen ion content Turbidity (Nephelometric Turbidity Units, NTU) ORP Oxidation-Reduction Potential (mv) Remarks comments

    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?

    Clean Water Branch Environmental Management Division State Department of Health

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

    Mr. Terence Teruya
    Clean Water Branch, State Department of Health
    Quality Analyst
    Clean Water Branch
    Honolulu, HI 96801-3378
    USA

    808-586-4309 (voice)
    CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov


Why was the data set created?

The Clean Water Branch (CWB) protects the public health of residents and tourists who enjoy recreating in and around Hawaii&#146;s coastal and inland water resources. The CWB also protects and restores inland and coastal waters for marine life and wildlife. This is accomplished through statewide coastal water surveillance and watershed-based environmental management through a combination of permit issuance, monitoring, enforcement, sponsorship of polluted runoff control projects, and public education.


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)
    Standard laboratory methods and conventional hand-held instruments. Standard QC applied to all laboratory measurements.

    instruments: www.hydrolab.com

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Mr. Terence Teruya
    Clean Water Branch, State Department of Health
    Quality Analyst
    Clean Water Branch
    Honolulu, HI 96801-3378
    USA

    808-586-4309 (voice)
    CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov

  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?

    The sets were 100% complete

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

    see 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)
    services@nodc.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: 28-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 10-Sep-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

Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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