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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Water Quality Dataflow Viewer

Abstract

Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highlymore » integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.GIS was used to create point layers from the coordinates representing samples taken along the mainstem and shallow portions of the New River Estuary. The point layers were transformed into linear features and datasets were created for each parameter (salinity, chlorophyll, and turbidity). The line representing each sample collection point was symbolized based on the value of each parameter in the Water Quality Explorer for the dawn samples only. The date and time collected for each sample was used to visualize the sample collection at dawn in the map viewer. Each GIS layer was time enabled with a daily time step interval so that changes in concentrations of salinity, chlorophyll, and turbidity could be observed on a daily basis. In the geodatabase, the layers used for the dawn samples end with “_AM”. The ones without AM at the end include all samples (AM and PM); note that the PM samples are not visualized in the Water Quality Explorer.« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
SERDP; DCERP; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RC-2245
OSTI Identifier:
1603005
DOI:
10.15485/1603005

Citation Formats

Paerl, Hans, and Anderson, Iris. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Water Quality Dataflow Viewer. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.15485/1603005.
Paerl, Hans, & Anderson, Iris. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Water Quality Dataflow Viewer. United States. doi:10.15485/1603005.
Paerl, Hans, and Anderson, Iris. 2018. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Water Quality Dataflow Viewer". United States. doi:10.15485/1603005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603005. Pub date:Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 EDT 2018
@article{osti_1603005,
title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Water Quality Dataflow Viewer},
author = {Paerl, Hans and Anderson, Iris},
abstractNote = {Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.GIS was used to create point layers from the coordinates representing samples taken along the mainstem and shallow portions of the New River Estuary. The point layers were transformed into linear features and datasets were created for each parameter (salinity, chlorophyll, and turbidity). The line representing each sample collection point was symbolized based on the value of each parameter in the Water Quality Explorer for the dawn samples only. The date and time collected for each sample was used to visualize the sample collection at dawn in the map viewer. Each GIS layer was time enabled with a daily time step interval so that changes in concentrations of salinity, chlorophyll, and turbidity could be observed on a daily basis. In the geodatabase, the layers used for the dawn samples end with “_AM”. The ones without AM at the end include all samples (AM and PM); note that the PM samples are not visualized in the Water Quality Explorer.},
doi = {10.15485/1603005},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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