PIE LTER data can be found on this web site via the Data menu links to various Data Catalogs. 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.
Data files are available as comma-delimited (csv) files and also as Microsoft Excel files (xls) which include a sheet for metadata and a sheet for data.
Metadata is available in readable form on the the associated Data set page and as XML (EML, Ecological Metadata Language compliant).
Spatial data are downloadable in zip files which include all necessary GIS files and EML-compliant metadata in XML format.
PIE data is freely available for download and is licensed under CC BY 4.0.
Please visit Description of Information Management for more info about PIE LTER data and information management
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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.