Monthly Statistical summaries of surface-water temperatures collected at 277 U.S. Geological Survey surface-water sites in New Jersey and adjoining states are tabulated. The study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, to provide temperature data to characterize the condition of streams in and near New Jersey. Of the 277 sites, 259 are in New Jersey, 10 in Pennsylvania, 6 in New York, and 2 in Delaware. The Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware sites are included because conditions there reflect conditions in New Jersey streams. Most of the temperatures were measured during 1955-93. Measurements were made prior to 1955, but were included only if available in the computer files. Temperature data from 265 periodic, 37 continuous, and 18 daily temperature records were used to compile monthly statistics for each site. The summaries for periodic and daily records include the number of observations; the maximum, minimum, and median temperatures; and the 25th and 75th percentile temperatures. Summaries of continuous records include the maximum, minimum, and median temperatures.
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Surface-water-temperature statistics for streams in New Jersey and vicinity, 1955-93
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