NJGS Hydrogeologic Nomenclature Reference Table

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Originator:
Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Land Use Management, New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS), Robert Canace, Gerg Herman, William J. Mennel
Publication_Date: 20060302
Title: NJGS Hydrogeologic Nomenclature Reference Table
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data & spreadsheet
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NJGS Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS05-3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs05-3.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
The hydrogeologic nomenclature reference table was originally published as a look up table in the New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS) hydrogeologic properties database (DGS02-1). It has been removed from that publication and is presented here with additional fields for the cross-referencing of nomenclature for geologic and hydrogeologic units used by United States Geological Survey (USGS) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The hydrogeologic nomenclature reference table correlates formal geologic and hydrogeologic nomenclature for New Jersey. The units that appear in the table are those used by the NJGS and USGS in geologic mapping and hydrogeologic studies and by the NJDEP Division of Water Supply in regulating water use. The database contains some out-of-use terms that are intended to maintain continuity with current usage. The fields GEONUM, GEONAME, and GEOABB contain designations for units in the NJGS GEODATA database of formal geologic units. The fields HYDROABB, HYDRONAME and HYDRONUM have been developed by NJGS to identify formal and proposed hydrogeologic units in keeping with the USGS Stratigraphic Code of Nomenclature. Units used by the USGS-Water Resources Division, West Trenton, New Jersey are identified by a Ground Water Site Inventory (GWSI) code, assigned to units within the USGS GWSI database and code for units used by the NJDEP_BWA in the administration of water supply allocation permits is also included in the correlation.

Purpose:
The table is intended to provide a reference for administering hydrogeologic data. It allows for linking nomenclature used by various agencies involved in water-resource studies and administration. Although the database is in quasi-chronological order, it is not intended to be a formal stratigraphic correlation chart. Due to geologic and hydrogeologic associations between units formal chronological relationships are broken for some units.
Supplemental_Information:
The units compiled in the database are used on published geologic and hydrogeologic maps for New Jersey, and in databases of hydrogeologic units referenced above and maintained by the various agencies. The units primarily derive from maps and publications of the NJGS and USGS.

References of Hydrogeologic Reference Table:

Drake, Avery Ala, Jr., Richard A. Volkert, Donald H. Monteverde, Gregory C. Herman, Hugh F. Houghton, Ronald A. Parker, and Richard F. Dalton, 1996. Bedrock geologic map of Northern New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2540-A, 2 Plates.

Hansen, Wallace R., 1991, Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey.

Kummel, H.B., 1940, The geology of New Jersey (revised and rewritten): N.J. Dept. Conservation and Economic Development, Geological Survey Bulletin 50, 203 p.

Lewis, J. V., and Kummel, H. B., 1910-12, revised by Kummel, 1931, and Johnson, M. E., 1950, Geologic map of New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development Atlas Sheet 40, scale 1:250,000.

Lewis, J. V., and Kummel, H. B., 1915, The Geology of New Jersey. A summary to accompany the geologic map (1910-1912) on the scale of 1:250,000: N.J. Geological Survey Bulletin 14, p146.

Martin, Mary, 1987. Ground-water flow in the New Jersey Coastal Plain, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-528, West Trenton, N.J., 182 p.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Allocation, unpublished. In-house database of aquifer names and abbreviations, Trenton, NJ.

Newell, Wayne L., David S. Powars, James P. Owens, Scott D. Stanford, and Byran D. Stone, 2000. Surficial geologic map of central and southern New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2540-D, 3 plates.

Owens, James P., Peter J. Sugarman, Norman F. Sohl, Ronald A. Parker, Hugh F. Houghton, Richard A. Volkert, Avery A. Drake, Jr., and Randall C. Orndorff, 1998. Bedrock geology map of central and southern New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2540-B, 4 plates.

Stone, Byron D., Scott D. Stanford, and Ron W. Witte, 2002. Surficial geologic map of northern New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2540-C, 3 plates.

Vowinkel, Eric F., Roman Daniels, Prudence H. Brown, and Jan J. Ryan, 1982. U.S. Geological Survey New Jersey District Water Resources Division Ground-water site inventory (GWSI) user's guide, West Trenton, September 1, 1982.

Zapecza, O.S., 1984, Hydrogeologic framework of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-730, 61p. 24 plates.

Zapecza, O.S., Voronin, L.M. and Martin, M., 1987, Ground-water-withdrawal and water-level data used to simulate regional flow in the major coastal plain aquifers of New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation 87-4038, 120p., 10 plates.

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Theme_Keyword: aquifers
Theme_Keyword: groundwater
Theme_Keyword: hydrogeologic
Theme_Keyword: geologic
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Place_Keyword: hydrogeologic
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Point_of_Contact:
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Contact_Person: Robert Canace
Contact_Organization: New Jersey Geological Survey
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Address: Box 427, 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
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Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Hydroref.mdb & Hydroref.xls
Entity_Type_Definition:
The coorleation of geologic units and hydrogeologic units throughout the state.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NJGS_Id
Attribute_Definition:
A unique number assigned by the NJ Geologic Survey which describes a one to one relationship between a hydrogeologic unit and a geologic unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Aqfrsys
Attribute_Definition:
Aquifer system. A heterogeneous body of interrelated aquifers that function regionally as a water-yielding hydraulic unit, comprised of two or more aquifers seperated at least locally by confining units that impede ground-water movement but do not generally affect units included in the system.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hydroname
Attribute_Definition:
Hydrogeologic unit name. A name assigned to a formal or informal hydrogeologic unit. Formal names are published names. Where formal names are lacing a geologic unit name is used. The name may apply to an aquifer or confining unit.
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hydoabb
Attribute_Definition:
Hydrogeologic unit abbreviation. Alpha characters assigned to a formal or informal hydrogeologic unit as a abbreviation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hydronum
Attribute_Definition:
Hydrogeologic unit number. A random number assigned to a formal or informal hydrogeologic unit. The number sequence tends to reflect the stratigraphic sequence of the geologic units that make up the hydrogeologic unit, but not strickly.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zonename
Attribute_Definition:
Aquifer zone name. A zone is a sub unit of an aquifer (e.g. Rio Grande water bearing zone), or part of an aquifer that exhibits a property that is not characteristic of the entire aquifer (e.g. basalt zone).
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Attribute_Label: Zonenum
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Aquifer zone number. A random number assigned to a formal or informal water-bearing zone.
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Attribute_Label: Zoneabb
Attribute_Definition:
Aquifer zone abbreviation. Alpha characters assigned to a formal or informal water-bearing zone unit as an abbreviation.
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Attribute_Label: Geonum
Attribute_Definition:
Geological or geo-chronological unit number. A unique four digit number assigned by NJ Geological Survey staff to a stratigraphic, geo-chronological, or generic geological unit mapped or cataloged by the NJ Geological Survey for database administration purposes.
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geoname
Attribute_Definition:
Geological or geo-chronological unit name. A unique alphabetic-string variable, apearing as a name, word or sequence of names and words, assigned or catalogued by the NJ Geological Survey to a stratigraphic, geo-chronological, or generic geological map unit for database administration purposes. Unit names mostly stem from geological-unit names published on 1:24,000, 1:100,000, or 1:250,000 geological maps of New Jersey by the NJ Geological Survey and US Geological Survey.
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geoabb
Attribute_Definition:
Geological or geo-chronological unit abbreviation. A unique alphabetic-string variable, appearing in abbreviated form, that is assigned or cataloged by the NJ Geological Survey staff to a stratigraphic, geo-chronological, or generic geological map unit for database administration purposes. Abbreviations mostly stem from geological-unit abbreviations published on 1:24,000, 1:100,000, or 1:250,000 geological maps of New Jersey by the NJ Geological Survey and US Geological Survey.
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: Geologic unit code from Ground water Site Inventory
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Attribute_Definition: Geologic unit code
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP Bureau of Water Allocation
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Canace, R., Mennel, W.J., 2005, NJGS Hydrogeologic Reference Database: N.J.
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