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Title: National marine baseline survey 1995 : littoral cell 5 : Selsey Bill to Portland Bill
Author: Environment Agency - National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This littoral cell stretches from Portland Bill to Selsey Bill, and includes the major estuary of Southampton Water and the Solent. No sites exceeded defined Environmental Quality Standards for metals or organic compounds. Highest concentrations of metals were generally found in the most highly industrialised area in the cell within Southampton Water. Nutrient samples showed a seasonal cycle, with higher concentrations in Winter. Only one sampling point showed an elevated concentration in Summer, which is Dockhead, close to the sewage treatment works in Southampton Docks. Spatial Chlorophyll-a concentrations determined both from the CASI imagery and from the continuous track fluorimeter were less than 6 micron g/l throughout the region in Summer, indicating that this region was not subject to eutrophication at the time of the Summer survey.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Bath
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersMarine environmentWater qualityOceanographic geographical featuresChemical compositionChlorophyllsNutrientsMetalsOrganic compoundsTrophic levels
Geographic Keywords: CoastEnglandEA South EastIsle of WightWest SussexDorsetHampshire
Extent: n.p. [30]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1878
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