Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0000455
Linda Harwell, US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental, Effects Research Laboratory - Gulf Ecology Division (EPA-GED), and John Macauley, EPA-GED, Unknown, US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for American Samoa 2004: Water Quality, Sediment Grain and Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0000455).
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These data originated from surveys designed to assess the ecological conditions in estuaries. Program Objective EPA's National Coastal Assessment (NCA), is a five-year effort led by EPA's Office of Research and Development to evaluate the assessment methods it has developed to advance the science of ecosystem condition monitoring. C2000 represents the current state of evolution of EPA's EMAP.EMAP was originally designed to provide a quantitative assessment of the regional extent of environmental problems by measuring status and change in selected indicators of ecological condition. EMAP provides a strategy to identify and bound the extent, magnitude and location of environmental degradation and improvement on a regional scale. Data Set Objective The objective of the sampling design is to provide a statistically defensible strategy for collecting information about selected indicators of ecological condition and their variability. The design is flexible to allow alternative future uses.
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