Benthic Fauna and Hydrography at Four Sites in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama (1981-1982) (NCEI Accession 0173246)

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Bimonthly surveys of benthic fauna were conducted at four sites in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta from November 1981 to September 1982. Two sites were at the upper reaches of the river delta, and two were at the mouth. Fauna were enumerated and identified to lowest taxon possible. Hydrographic data were also collected, including temperature, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen.
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Benthic Fauna and Hydrography at Four Sites in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama (1981-1982) (NCEI Accession 0173246). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0173246. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1981-11-17 to 1982-09-29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31.055
S: 30.411
E: -87.562
W: -88.004
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-22
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
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Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 4RDBMP
Purpose Beginning in late 1979, the Alabama Coastal Area Board (CAB) funded a series of baseline surveys on the coastal resources of Alabama, from which they could develop a monitoring program to observe any significant changes in the resources over time. The CAB-RIVER study occurred shortly after a baseline study of Mobile Bay and a study of potential water pollution sources in the river delta.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Benthic Fauna and Hydrography at Four Sites in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama (1981-1982) (NCEI Accession 0173246). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0173246. Accessed [date].
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  • Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords Provider Instruments
  • Hydrolab Corporation Surveyor
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Provider Place Names
  • Alabama River
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • Alabama Coastal Area Board (CAB)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Benthic Fauna and Hydrography at Four Sites in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama (1981-1982) (NCEI Accession 0173246). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0173246. Accessed [date].
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  • 2018-08-22T16:35:13Z - NCEI Accession 0173246 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Hydrolab Corporation surveyor; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Temperature, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen were probably measured with a Hydrolab Corporation 6-D surveyor water quality instrument (based on similar sampling for other studies done during the same time period).
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:33:22Z
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