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USGS Data Series 423

Selected Physical, Chemical, and Biological Data Used to Study Urbanizing Streams in Nine Metropolitan Areas of the United States, 1999–2004

National Water-Quality Assessment Program

By Elise M.P. Giddings, Amanda H. Bell, Karen M. Beaulieu, Thomas F. Cuffney, James F. Coles, Larry R. Brown, Faith A. Fitzpatrick, James Falcone, Lori A. Sprague, Wade L. Bryant, Marie C. Peppler, Cory Stephens, and Gerard McMahon

Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACFB Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
ADAS Algal Data Analysis System
AFDM ash-free dry mass
AhR aryl hydrocarbon receptor
ALBE Albemarle-Pamlico Drainage Basin
ATL Atlanta, Georgia
BIR Birmingham, Alabama
BOS Boston, Massachusetts
CA correspondence analysis
Chl a chlorophyll a
D50 mean particle size
DEN Denver, Colorado
DFW Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
DPAC distribute parents among children
DTH depositional-targeted habitat
EC50 50-percent effect concentration
EUSE Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems
GIS geographic information system
GRSL Great Salt Lake Basins
HDAS Habitat Data Analysis System
IDAS Invertebrate Data Analysis System
LC50 50-percent lethal concentration
MA-NUII metropolitan area national urban intensity index
MA-UII metropolitan area urban intensity index
MDS multi-dimensional scaling
MGB Milwaukee-Green Bay, Wisconsin
MOBL Mobile River Basin
NAWQA National Water-Quality Assessment
NCDENR North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NECB New England Coastal Basins
NLCD01 National Land Cover Data 2001
nMDS nonparametric multi-dimensional scaling
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NUII national urban intensity index
NWQL National Water Quality Laboratory
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCA principal components analysis
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
POR Portland, Oregon
PR period of record
PTI pesticide toxicity index
QMH qualitative multi-habitat
QQ qualitative richness dataset
RAL Raleigh, North Carolina
RPKC remove parent keep child
RTH richest targeted habitat
SD standard deviation
SLC Salt Lake City, Utah
SPLT South Platte River Basin
SPMD semipermeable membrane device
TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing
TRI Toxic Release Inventory
TRIN Trinity River Basin
UII urban intensity index
USEPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
UV ultraviolet
WILL Willamette River Basin
WMIC Western Lake Michigan Drainages

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