Toxicity of Sediment Collected Upriver and Downriver of Major Cities along the Lower Mississippi River.
Entry ID: usgs_brd_cerc_d_lower_Miss

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Summary
Abstract: The Lower Mississippi River contributes significantly to the biodiversity and
ecological stability of the alluvial valley, but agricultural, industrial and
municipal developments have historically impacted the environmental quality of
the river. Toxicity of sediment and sediment pore water was used to assess the
current effects of major cities on sediment quality along the Lower Mississippi
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Purpose: Toxicity of sediment and sediment pore water was used to assess the current effects of major cities on sediment quality along the Lower Mississippi River.
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Description: Metadata On CERC's NBII Metadata Node

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 29.0   E: -90.0   W: -95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S.G.S, BRD, Columbia Environmental Research Center; University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources; Parley Winger
Dataset Title: Toxicity of Sediment Collected Upriver and Downriver of Major Cities along the Lower Mississippi River.
Dataset Release Date: 1995
Dataset Release Place: Athens, GA
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD, Columbia Environmental Research Center
Online Resource: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/usgs_brd_cerc_d_toxsedl...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-12-06
Stop Date: 1995-02-07
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES > ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES > ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES Parameter Definition
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Quality Detection limits for compounds included in the PAH screen were < 0.3
micrograms per gram wet weight, <0.1 microgram per gram for PCB isomers, <0.2
micrograms per gram for organphosphates and <0.05 micrograms per gram for OCLs.
Detection limits for metals were approximately 0.1 micrograms per gram dry
weight. Field duplicates and blanks included for ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Columbia Environmental Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHRIS HENKE
Phone: (573) 875-5399
Fax: (573) 876-1863
Email: chris_henke at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
City: Columbia
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65201-9634
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Parley V. Winger and Peter J. Lasier. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological
Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. University of Georgia,
Warnell School of Forest Resources, Athens, GA 1996. Toxicity of Sediment
Collected Upriver and Downriver of Major Cities along the Lower Mississippi
River.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2001-04-01
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