PIE LTER data can be found on this web site via the Data Catalog. PIE data is also available in national public repositories, Environmental Data Initiative (EDI Data Portal), Biological & Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), DOE Ameriflux Network, and the NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI Databases. Broader scope of data can also be found using the DataOne network which consists of a Federation of member node data repositories (currently 42). EDI, the LTER Data Portal and BCO-DMO are member nodes.
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Water chemistry of the Ipswich & Parker Rivers
Annual nutrient loading and yield to Plum Island Estuary
Daily nutrients from Sigma autosamplers in various watershed locations
Nutrient grab samples from 6 sites of the Ipswich and Parker River
Surface elevation table, raw data, for four transects in the Rowley River study area
Marsh porewater nutrient concentrations along the Parker River, MA
Spartina alterniflora biomass, Law's Point Control
Spartina alterniflora productivity, Law's Point Control
Parker River and Plum Island Sound dawn and dusk dissolved oxygen transects
Parker River and Plum Island Sound water chemistry transects
Phytoplankton identification using HPLC and Chem Taxonomy, Plum Island Sound estuary
Benthic metabolism in the Plum Island Sound estuary
Benthic bulk sediment carbon, nitrogen, chlorophyll a, phaeopigments and porosity from Parker and Rowley River sites
Annual functional group stable isotope surveys in the Plum Island Sound estuary
Bird observations at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Long Term Experiments
Biomass measurements Spartina alterniflora low marsh plot-level marsh fertilization experimental site
Annual productivity at Spartina alterniflora low marsh plot-level marsh fertilization experimental site
Pore water nutrient chemistry from three marsh fertilization experimental research sites
Sediment-elevation table measurements from three marsh fertilization experimental research sites
Other Data Links
Find data via Data One, a distributed network of data centers, science networks and organizations. The following links provide access to additional information and data for people interested in coastal ecosystems with a focus on Northeast Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Property Information
Mass GIS, Massachusetts Interactive Property Map provides parcel level information about properties in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Geological Survey, Geology resources and geologic maps and data for Massachusetts
Onshore-Offshore Surficial Geologic Map of the Newburyport East and Northern Half of the Ipswich Quadrangles, Massachusetts.
MSG Geologic Map GM 13-01 By Christopher J. Hein, Duncan M. Fitzgerald, Walter A, Barnhardt and Byron D. Stone, 2013.
Climate data for stations in Northeastern, MA can be obtained through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Data Center (NCDC).
Search for data at: NCDC Climate Data On Line, using the following NCDC station names and COOP IDs that are pertinent to PIE LTER.
NCDC Station Names and COOP IDs
Logan Airport, Boston, MA: 190770
Groveland, MA: 193276
Bedford, MA: 190535
Haverhill, MA: 193505
Lawrence, MA: 194105
Marblehead, MA: 194505
Middleton, MA: 194744
Reading, MA: 196783
Ipswich, MA: 193876
Newburyport, MA: 195285
Atmospheric deposition (wet and dry) available through the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) NADP
Links to NADP site data useful for PIE watersheds:
Station East (MA13), Lexington, MA - NADP/NTN Monitoring Location MA13.
Station North Atlantic Coastal Lab (MA01),Truro, MA - NADP/NTN Monitoring Location MA01.
Station Boston University (MA22), Boston, MA - NADP/NTN Monitoring Location MA22.
Station Arnold Arboretum (MA98), Boston, MA - NADP/NTN Monitoring Location MA98.
Graphics of NOAA/NOS CO-OPS Boston, Massachusetts sea level trends (Boston station number 8443970) Boston, MA sea level trends (1921-2019)
Station information for Boston, Massachusetts Boston, MA water level station 8443970
Graphics of NOAA/NOS CO-OPS Portland, Maine sea level trends (Portland station number 8418150) Portland, ME sea level trends (1912-2019)
Station information for Portland, Maine Portland, ME water level station 8418150
Graphics of NOAA/NOS CO-OPS Charleston, South Carolina sea level trends (Charleston station number 8665530) Charleston, SC sea level trends (1901-2019)
Station information for Charleston, South Carolina Charleston, SC water level station 8665530
Convert Datums using VDatum a free software tool being developed jointly by NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), and Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). VDatum is designed to vertically transform geospatial data among a variety of tidal, orthometric and ellipsoidal vertical datums - allowing users to convert their data from different horizontal/vertical references into a common system and enabling the fusion of diverse geospatial data in desired reference levels.
USGS records of historical discharge (1945 - current year) for USGS Parker River at Byfield, MA, Station 01101000
USGS records of historical discharge (1938 - current year) for USGS Ipswich River at South Middleton, MA, Station 01101500
USGS records of historical discharge (1930 - current year) for USGS Ipswich River near Ipswich, MA, Station 01102000
LTER Network Links
LTER Network information is available from the LTER Network Information System via data portals and links related to research conducted within the LTER Network.
Environmental Data Initiative Data Portal
LTER/USFS Climate and Hydrology Data
LTER Remote Sensing Information