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Data Dictionary for all "BA and MW Chemistry" Files: Chem

Variable Variable Label Description Example
NST_Sample_ID NS&T Sample ID This is a code made up of the program, year, site and matrix of a specific sample BA1995BIS_001_95SED
NST_SITE NS&T Site Code A 3 to 6 character code which defines the NS&T sampling site name. The code are generally chosen from the site's general and specific location. BBBE
LAT_DD Latitude (decimal degrees) Latitude in decimal degrees usually expressed to 5 decimal places. 47.25687
LON_DD Longitude (decimal degrees) Longitude in decimal degrees usually expressed to 5 decimal places. -119.25687
ST State Abbreviation An abbreviation for the US State or Territory where a NS&T sampling location resides. MD
Reg_Cd Region Code Region code is a 1 or 2 character code which defines the geographic region. G
Matrix Sample Matrix A three letter code which identifies the sample matrix TIS
Species_Cd Species Code This is the scientific species code CV
FYear Fiscal Year (Sub.code) The fiscal year in which the samples were collected 1990
Method Method This is the method used to analyze the parameter GCMS
Parameter_Nm Parameter Name Full name of the parameter Tin
Result Result The result of a given analyte 9.62
Qual_CD Qualifier Code A U means that the analyte was undetected and a J means that it was detected below the limit of quantification
U