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

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Leticia Colmenares, Windward Community College
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Windward Community College Water Quality Assessment Project March-June 2004 on Windward Oahu Beaches (NODC Accession 0002501)
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0002501>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.wcc.hawaii.edu/water/>
Description:
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.
Purpose: Assess the water quality of Windward Oahu beaches
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

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040322
Ending_Date: 20040610
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.8383
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.6625
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.5066
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.3158
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Coastal studies
Theme_Keyword: beaches
Theme_Keyword: water quality
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: Enterococci
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Water Quality
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Contaminants
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pacific
Place_Keyword: Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: Windward Oahu
Place_Keyword: Kualoa Park
Place_Keyword: Kaneohe Beach Park
Place_Keyword: Oneawa Beach Park
Place_Keyword: Kailua Beach Park
Place_Keyword: Lanikai
Place_Keyword: Waimanalo Beach Park
Place_Keyword: Kaupo Beach Park
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: MHI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: near surface
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Leticia Colmenares
Contact_Organization: Windward Community College
Contact_Position: Marine Chemist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 45-720 Kea'ahala Road
City: Kaneohe
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96744
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808) 236-9120
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: leticia@hawaii.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,Windward Community College
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: see lineage, process step
Completeness_Report: none
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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).

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Leticia Colmenares
Contact_Organization: Windward Community College
Contact_Position: Marine Chemist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 45-720 Kea'ahala Road
City: Kaneohe
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96744
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808) 236-9120
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: leticia@hawaii.edu

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
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

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Person: Data Access Group, User Services Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
Address: 1315 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel, and ACSII CSV
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0002501>
Fees:
Prices vary depending on data set, output medium and ordering mechanism. A standard handling charge, with additional costs for special handling, may be added to the basic cost of the data.
Ordering_Instructions:
Prepayment by check, money order or bank card is required. Orders may be placed via fax, email, regular mail, telephone or via the NNDC Online Store.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121208
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Contact_Position: Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Address: Dept. of Oceanography
Address: University of Hawaii at Manoa
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96822
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808)-956-4105
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 956-2352
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: caldwell@hawaii.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20100113043804
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20040322
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20040610
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/colmenares_beaches_04_fgdc_0002501.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 4432

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