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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Classification Framework for Coastal Systems: Appendices.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.; Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA-600/R-04/061-APP; 68W01032
Stock Number PB2011-103300
Additional Subjects Classifications ; Coastal systems ; Figures ; Tables (Data) ; Aquatic stressors ; Testing ; Development methods ; Data sources ; Estuaries ; Frameworks ; Properties ; Appendices ; Limitations ; Conceptual models ; Classification databases ; Coastal classification systems ; Estuarine classification systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-103300 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/29/2011
Collation 121p
This report contains initial results from the Diagnostics Committee, produced under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aquatic Stressors Framework (USEPA, 2002a). The Diagnostics Workgroup has developed conceptual models for four major aquatic stressors that cause impairment: nutrients, suspended and bedded sediments, toxics, and altered habitat. The conceptual models form the basis for classification of aquatic systems according to their sensitivity to these stressors. The proposed classification framework should enable a more refined approach for quantifying stressor-response relationships over broad geographical scales. A coastal classification framework was constructed which encompasses watersheds and coastal wetlands in both Great Lakes and marine coastal states in the conterminous U.S. This report provides an overview of the components of the classification framework: (1) a review of existing classification schemes and examination of their relevance for different management goals, (2) a conceptual model for classification based on risk from stressors, (3) coastal classification databases for both Great Lakes and marine coastal states, (4) a description of potential approaches to classification, (5) application of an empirical approach for classification to coastal estuarine systems, (6) a regional test of a watershed classification framework based on data from Lake Michigan coastal riverine wetlands, and (7) plans for Stage II of the coastal classification framework.