Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Nuding A and US Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Wadeable Stream Assessment Data
nuding.9.4 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nuding.9.4/nceas)
General Information:
Title:EPA Wadeable Stream Assessment Data
Identifier:nuding.9
Abstract:
The EPA conducted a nationwide stream assessment in an effort to determine the conditions of the nation's waters. They developed mulitple data sets and made them available to public: http://www.epa.gov/owow/streamsurvey/web_data.html (as of October 2010). The data provided here on the KNB is derived from this publicly available data, but brings together three separate datasets on water quality, benthic metrics and location into a single dataset. This single dataset was pared down so that it is readily usable with the teaching module entitled "Investigating human Impacts on Stream Ecology: Locally and Nationally".
Keywords:
  • Benthic Macroinvertebrates
  • Stream ecology
  • education
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:WSA_data_for_students.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:WSA_data_for_students.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Individual: Amelia Nuding
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Position:Junior Specialist
Organization:US Environmental Protection Agency
Web Address:
http://www.epa.gov/owow/streamsurvey/web_data.html
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Amelia Nuding
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Position:Junior Specialist
Email Address:
nuding@nceas.ucsb.edu; amelia.nuding@gmail.com

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:United States of America, 48 contiguous states
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -126.25  degrees
East:  -71.625  degrees
North:  45.875  degrees
South:  30.125  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2004
End:
2005

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:allowFirst
Allow: [read] public
Additional Metadata
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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File