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Benthic pore water and sediment data Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2012-2013


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Wilson, T.P., and DePaul, V.T., 2017, Benthic pore water and sediment data Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2012-2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This data set presents pore water nutrient concentrations and sediment oxygen demand (SOD) measurements made at 12 locations around the margin of Barnegat Bay and at 3 locations in central Barnegat Bay. The data were collected during 2012-2013 for the Barnegat Bay Nutrient Study in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Table 1 presents the site data including site name, geographical location, site ID, and latitude and longitude. Table 2 presents concentrations of water quality constituents measured in water at the sediment interface and in pore water. Pore water was measured using in-situ equilibrium dialysis samplers (peepers) deployed at the stations. Measured concentrations in pore water were used [...]


Point of Contact :
Timothy P. Wilson
Originator :
Timothy P. Wilson, Vincent DePaul
Metadata Contact :
Timothy P. Wilson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
New Jersey Water Science Center

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Table_1_Barnegat_Bay_Site_Data.txt 1.92 KB
Table_2_Barnegat_Bay_Pore_Water_Nutrient_Chemistry.txt 48.66 KB
Table_3_Barnegat_Bay_Sediment_Composition.txt 2.78 KB
Table_4_Barnegat_Bay_Sediment_Grain_Size.txt 3.13 KB
Table_5_Barnegat_Bay_Sediment_Oxygen_Demand.txt 15.59 KB
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The data sets from which nutrient flux rates and sediment oxygen demand rates were calculated between sediment pore water and bay water are being archived for public access. Data were obtained to constrain input values for a geochemical model (United States Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Assessment and Simulation Program) of Barnegat Bay being constructed for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.



  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS New Jersey Water Science Center 



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7KD1WC3

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