Baseline Data Collection Experimental Monitoring Program (MESC-COE Gaillard Island 1977-1982): Hydrography, Sediments, and Benthic Fauna (NODC Accession 0117688)

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Data from a set of studies that ran from 1977-1978, and 1980-1982, around the site of Gaillard Island, Mobile Bay, Alabama, before, during, and after its construction (1979-1981). Extant data from the MESC Data Management System include sediment particle size distribution (001), identification and enumeration of benthic fauna (002), discrete hydrography and turbidity (003) during and after island construction, and discrete hydrography and turbidity before island construction (004).
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium; Hopkins, T.S.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2014). Baseline Data Collection Experimental Monitoring Program (MESC-COE Gaillard Island 1977-1982): Hydrography, Sediments, and Benthic Fauna (NODC Accession 0117688). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1977-11-03 to 1982-08-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.776
S: 30.27
E: -87.573
W: -88.071
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-04-23
  • revision: 2018-05-04
Edition 2.2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Project Manager: Thomas S. Hopkins

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best)version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Gaillard Island is an artificial island in Mobile Bay, Alabama, at the intersection between the Theodore ship channel and the Mobile Bay ship channel. It was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979-1981 while dredging the Theodore ship channel. Field data were collected from 50 sampling stations in 7 categories of station types around the construction site before, during, and after construction of the island (1977-1982) to describe the area's sedimentology, benthic biology, and hydrography, and to ascertain the environmental impact of the construction.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium; Hopkins, T.S.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2014). Baseline Data Collection Experimental Monitoring Program (MESC-COE Gaillard Island 1977-1982): Hydrography, Sediments, and Benthic Fauna (NODC Accession 0117688). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium; Hopkins, T.S.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2014). Baseline Data Collection Experimental Monitoring Program (MESC-COE Gaillard Island 1977-1982): Hydrography, Sediments, and Benthic Fauna (NODC Accession 0117688). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-04-23T15:50:07 - NCEI Accession 0117688 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-05-04T18:18:13 - NCEI Accession 0117688 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • laboratory analysis
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • sediment sieve
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T02:32:33
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