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Title: Temporal variability in chlorophyll-a : concentrations in the coastal environment : final report
Author: Carrie Chambers
Author: Alison Matthews
Author: Sam Lavender
Author: Tim Sawyer
Document Type: Monograph
The Agency is aiding the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions (DETR) in the determination of the eutrophic status of coastal waters. Historically, the National Coastal Baseline Survey has collected baseline water quality information, including estimates of Chlorophyll-a and nutrients to assess eutrophication. This survey represents the most intensive survey of the coastal waters of England and Wales carried out to date and the results have provided an important input to an assessment of coastal water quality over the past 5 years. Review of these data, however, concluded that the temporal resolution of the survey was low, with, moreover, a long duration period for the completion of each individual survey. Sampling at not longer than monthly intervals was considered to be necessary to provide full information on temporal variability within the full coastal zone.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bath
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersEutrophicationWater qualityWater quality measurementsNutrientsChlorophylls
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 39
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