The New York Project

Parameters Sampled

The Center’s team collected and analyzed samples for ions, nutrients, DOC/BDOC, organic particles, molecular tracer, and macroinvertebrates and associated parameters.

For information about stream metabolism parameters not listed on this page, please see Chapter 9 of the final report.

For analysis results please refer to Chapters 3 through 10 in the final report.

Ions, Nutrients, DOC/BDOC, and Organic Particles
Abbreviation Parameter Units
pH pH (pH units)
ALKL Alkalinity (mg CaCO3/L)
COND Conductivity (µS/cm)
CA Calcium (mg/L)
MG Magnesium (mg/L)
NA Sodium (mg/L)
K Potassium (mg/L)
CL Chloride (mg/L)
SO4 Sulfate (mg/L)
NH4N Ammonium-N (mg/L)
NO3N Nitrate-N (mg/L)
ORGN Organic-N (mg/L)
SKN Soluble Kjeldahl N (mg/L)
TKN Total Kjeldahl N (mg/L)
SRP Soluble Reactive P (mg/L)
TDP Total Dissolved P (mg/L)
TP Total P (mg/L)
DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon (µg/L)
BDOC Biodegradable DOC (µg/L)
TSS Total suspended solids (TSS) (mg/L)
TSS05 TSS 0.5 µm fraction (mg/L)
TSS10 TSS 10 µm fraction (mg/L)
TSS20 TSS 20 µm fraction (mg/L)
VSS Total volatile solids (mg/L)
VSS05 VSS 0.5 µm fraction (mg/L)
VSS10 VSS 10 µm fraction (mg/L)
VSS20 VSS 20 µm fraction (mg/L)
Molecular Tracers
Abbreviation Parameter Units
FLU fluorene (µg/L)
PHE phenanthrene (µg/L)
ANT anthracene (µg/L)
2MP 2-methyl phenanthrene (µg/L)
1MP 1-methyl phenanthrene (µg/L)
FLR fluoranthene (µg/L)
PYR pyrene (µg/L)
BAA benz(a)anthracene (µg/L)
CHR chrysene (µg/L)
BBF benzo(b)fluoranthene (µg/L)
BKF benzo(k)fluoranthene (µg/L)
BAP benzo(a)pyrene (µg/L)
HHCB tonalide (1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylcyclopenta[y]-2-benzopyran) (µg/L)
AHTN galaxolide (7-acetyl-1,1,3,4,4,6,-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene) (µg/L)
CAF caffeine (µg/L)
bCOP coprostanol (5Ba-cholestan-3B-ol) (µg/L)
EPI epi-coprostanol (5B-cholestan-3a-ol) (µg/L)
CHO cholesterol (cholest-5-en-3B-ol) (µg/L)
aCOP cholestanone (5a-cholestan-3-one) (µg/L)
aONE cholestanone (5a-cholestan-3-one) (µg/L)
bONE coprostanone (5-cholestan-3-one) (µg/L)
SNOL 24-ethyl-cholestanol (24-ethyl-5a-cholestan-3B-ol) (µg/L)
Macroinvertebrates and Associated Parameters
Abbreviation Parameter Units
  Total macroinvertebrate density (individuals/m2)
  Periphyton chlorophyll a and biomass (mg or g AFDM/m2)
BOM Benthic organic matter (mg or g AFDM/m2)
  Total richness  
  EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) Richness  
HBI Hillsenhoff Biotic Index  
PMA Percent Model Affinity  
WQS Water Quality Score