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Nitrogen Concentrations and Loads and Seasonal Nitrogen Loads in Selected Long Island Sound Tributaries, Water Years 1995-2021

September 19, 2023

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release presents tabular data on nitrogen concentrations and loads for multiple nitrogen species, and river discharge data used in the analysis of data collected from October 1994 to September 2021. Data on flow and nitrogen concentrations were analyzed using the USGS Exploration and Graphics for RivEr Trends (EGRET) R package, and the method of Weighted Regression on Time Discharge and Season (WRTDS).
Data and outputs summarized are for water-quality data collected from 17 water-quality monitoring stations in the Long Island Sound watershed. Specific data in tabular format for this release include: calculated annual nitrogen concentration and loads, calculated annual flow-normalized nitrogen concentrations and loads by water year (for sites with 20 years of data or more), and calculated annual seasonal loads of each nitrogen constituent by calendar year. Measured daily river discharge data and sampled nitrogen concentration data for each water-quality monitoring site are available as outputs accessible within R statistical software and as comma-separated values (CSV) files.
This data release provides an update of data originally generated for use in nitrogen budget models for Long Island Sound (Vlahos and others, 2020), and the associated data release (Mullaney, 2020).
Mullaney, J.R., 2020, Nitrogen concentrations and loads and seasonal nitrogen loads in selected Long Island Sound tributaries, water years 1995-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9AVXGBB.
Vlahos, P., Whitney, M.M., Menniti, C., Mullaney, J.R., Morrison, J., Jia, Y., 2020, Nitrogen budgets of the Long Island Sound estuary: Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, v. 232, no 104693, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106493.

Publication Year 2023
Title Nitrogen Concentrations and Loads and Seasonal Nitrogen Loads in Selected Long Island Sound Tributaries, Water Years 1995-2021
DOI 10.5066/P9A6S4BI
Authors John R Mullaney
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization New England Water Science Center