• Continuous Monitoring Data From Natural and Restored Salt Marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2016-17

    Metadata Updated: March 22, 2021

    Continuous monitoring data reported are a portion of data from a larger study investigating changes in soil properties, carbon accumulation, and greenhouse gas fluxes in four recently restored salt marsh sites and nearby natural salt marshes. For several decades, local towns, conservation groups, and government organizations have worked to identify, replace, repair, and enlarge culverts to restore tidal flow upstream from historical tidal restrictions in an effort to restore salt marsh ecosystems on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Undersized or failed culverts restrict tidal exchange between the marsh and the bays and estuaries, which leads to alterations in plant community composition and in fundamental processes controlling soil carbon accumulation, soil carbon transformations, and greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, sites were selected to compare salt marshes restored over a range of years and to compare marshes upstream and downstream from a restored tidal restriction. Salt marshes downstream from tidal restrictions represent "natural" conditions because hydrology was not substantially altered, whereas marshes upstream from repaired culverts represent "restored" conditions. At each of the four salt marsh sites, study plots were established on the natural and restored sides of the former tidal restriction. Well water-level loggers, soil and air temperature loggers, and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensors were deployed over the growing season to coincide with discrete measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes made by study collaborators. Water-level loggers were also deployed in creeks near the restored tidal restriction.

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    Metadata Date August 6, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) December 3, 2019 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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    Photograph of a restored tidal restriction at Bass Creek, Cape Cod, MA.

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date August 6, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) December 3, 2019 (publication)
    Responsible Party Northeast Region: WOODS HOLE COASTAL & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER (Point of Contact)
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    Bbox East Long -70.11329
    Bbox North Lat 41.75462
    Bbox South Lat 41.71607
    Bbox West Long -70.42921
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Graphic Preview Description Photograph of a restored tidal restriction at Bass Creek, Cape Cod, MA.
    Graphic Preview File https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/5da76672e4b09fd3b0c9c134?name=BassCreek_Restoration.jpg
    Graphic Preview Type JPEG
    Harvest Object Id 14ba2baa-adc5-457e-92b9-9e3869268888
    Harvest Source Id 5f135382-acf8-4ee0-8a68-2db6433e8a82
    Harvest Source Title USGS-Harvest
    Licence Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
    Metadata Language eng; USA
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 2016-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 2017-01-01

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