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Using Multiple Watershed Models to Predict Water, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Discharges to the Patuxent Estuary

We analyzed an ensemble of watershed models that predict flow, nitrogen, and phosphorus discharges. The models differed in scope and complexity and used different input data, but all had been applied to evaluate human impacts on discharges to the Patuxent River or to the Chesapeake Bay. We compared predictions to ...
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Using wildlife activity and antibiotic resistance analysis to model bacterial water quality in coastal ponds

Models that help predict fecal coliform bacteria (FCB) levels in environmental waters can be important tools for resource managers. In this study, we used animal activity along with antibiotic resistance analysis (ARA), land cover, and other variables to build models that predict bacteria levels in coastal ponds that discharge into ...
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USVI Insular Shelf Accuracy Assessment Mission for Benthic Habitat Mapping Trip Report

NCCOS scientists conducted an independent assessment within the US Virgin Islands from January 30 to February 13, 2017 to evaluate the thematic accuracy of a draft benthic habitat map of the South Eastern Puerto Rican Shelf. Sites in the area ranged between 30?100 m in depth along the shelf, which ...
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USVI Insular Shelf Ground Validation Mission for Benthic Habitat Mapping Trip Report

NCCOS scientists conducted field operations from August 20 to September 2, 2016 in areas between 30?100 m in depth on the South Eastern Puerto Rican Shelf. The South Eastern Puerto Rican Shelf stretches off the East Coast of Vieques, PR along the south edge of St. Thomas to the Eastern ...
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USVI St. Croix Hard Bottom Fish and Benthic Community Characterization Trip Report

In May 2012, NOAA led a multiagency mission to conduct a comprehensive assessment of fish and benthic communities at depths between 1-100 feet (0.5-30 m) around the island of St. Croix ...
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Variability of biogeochemical processes and physical transport in a partially stratified estuary: a box-modeling analysis

Regional, seasonal, and interannual variations of freshwater inputs, biogeochemical transformations, and pelagic-benthic interactions were examined in the Patuxent River estuary. Monthly rates of net biogeochemical production (or consumption) and physical transport of carbon, oxygen, and nutrients were calculated for 6 estuarine regions using data-constrained salt- and water-balance computations (box model) ...
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Variations in chemical speciation and reactivity of phosphorus between suspended-particles and surface-sediment in seasonal hypoxia-influenced Green Bay

Water, suspended-particles, and surface-sediment samples were collected from Green Bay, Lake Michigan, for the measurements of phosphorus (P) species, including dissolved/particulate-P, inorganic/organic-P, and five different forms of particulate-P, namely exchangeable- or labile-P (Ex-P), iron-bound-P (Fe-P), biogenic-apatite and/or CaCO3-associated-P (CFA-P), organic-P (Org-P) and detrital-apatite-P (Detr-P) to elucidate their reactivity and transformation ...
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Visual Impact Assessment of Small Docks and Piers: Theory and Practice

From a manager’s perspective, oftentimes the publicly held concerns related to small docks and piers are not really related to the environment. They may be more related to visual impacts and aesthetic concerns, a sense of over-development of the shore, or simply change. While individuals may hold personal aesthetic values ...
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Volunteer Handbook

This Handbook has been prepared to inform you of the National Ocean Service’s history, philosophy, policies, and expectations of you and the NOS ...
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Vulnerability of early life stage Northwest Atlantic forage fish to ocean acidification and low oxygen

Global oceans are undergoing acidification and deoxygenation, yet the concurrent effects of low oxygen and acidification on marine fish are unknown. This study quantified the separate and combined effects of low pH and low oxygen on 4 vital early life-history traits (time-to-hatch, hatching success, post-hatch survival, and growth) of 3 ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea from 2010-03-18 to 2010-04-06 (NCEI Accession 0131854)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its seventh year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100 percent seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the first year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The purpose of this cruise was to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?s research on the characterization of near shore and deepwater habitats (<1000m) of ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131851)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the third year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The purpose of this cruise is to support the benthic characterization of coral reef habitat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The mission explored, ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, from 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07 (NCEI Accession 0131859)

NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel NOAA Ship Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, conducted the twelfth year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, funded by NOAA?s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Data was acquired with a hull-mounted Reson 7125 ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Northeast Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-29 (NCEI Accession 0131855)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the tenth year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetric dataset with 100 percent seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in a ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, offshore of Cabo San Juan from 2012-04-03 to 2012-04-20 (NCEI Accession 0131856)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the ninth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster from April 3 to April 20, 2012. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetric dataset with 100 percent seafloor ensonification, along with ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, South of St. John and St. Thomas and Buck Island, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands from 2005-02-01 to 2005-02-12 (NCEI Accession 0131860)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the second year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The purpose of this cruise was to support the benthic characterization of coral reef habitat in the U.S. Virgin Islands ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its sixth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in high ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, southern coast of Isla de Mona, western coast of Puerto Rico from 2007-04-14 to 2007-04-24 (NCEI Accession 0131853)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the fourth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in high ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Western coast of Puerto Rico, Mona Island, Southern coast of Vieques Island from 2008-02-25 to 2008-03-08 (NCEI Accession 0131852)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed the fifth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in high ...
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