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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Joseph A. Mihursky and Ann Chaney
New Perspectives in the Chesapeake System: A Research and Management Partnership, Proceedings of a Conference December 4-6, 1990 Baltimore, MD
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC Publication No. 137
An interactive online computerized database for retrieval of chemical analytical information on volatile and extractable organic compounds, and the priority pollutant metals has been developed. Current information about samples from the Chesapeake Bay region in Virginia and Maryland are available. This database stores information on organic compounds in effluent, water, tissue, and sediment in a format which does place restrictions on the number of compounds per sample. It includes various QA/QC items as well as the analyst's assessment of the validity of the data. A variety of keyed retrieval options permits selection of reporting format, and flagging of items exceeding selected limits of concentration. Application includes retrievals for use by managers, and by researchers in planning and interpreting environmental studies related to toxic chemicals.
Lunsford, Charles A. and Smith, Craig L., "Prototype for a Regional Online Toxics Database" (1991). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 182.