Northeast U.S. Shelf LTER - United States of America

Basic Information
Site Name
Northeast U.S. Shelf LTER
Short name
NES
Country
United States of America
Site Description
The Northeast US Shelf (NES) ecosystem spans the Middle Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Maine, is a large portion of the NW Atlantic Shelves Province, and is in a coastal biome. The waters over the NES provide an array of ecosystem services including fishing, energy development, shipping, waste disposal, recreation, and conservation. The NES ecosystem, like other productive temperate shelf ecosystems, is characterized by strong seasonality along with high levels of variability in physical forcing at timescales from days to decades, including climate impacts.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:41

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Photos
Deploying the CTD/rosette from R/V Endeavor during the NES-LTER 2018 Winter Transect cruise EN608. Image credit: Jacob Strock, University of Rhode Island.

Deploying the CTD/rosette from R/V Endeavor during the NES-LTER 2018 Winter Transect cruise EN608. Image credit: Jacob Strock, University of Rhode Island.

Geographic
Size
150000.00ha
Elevation (average)
0.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
US LTER (LTER-NES)This site is a verified "US LTER" member.
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