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Title: 'Sea Vigil' water quality monitoring : the Humber estuary 1992-1993
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The NRA has an obligation to monitor and safeguard the coastal waters of England and Wales out to a designated 3 nautical mile limit. To meet this obligation, Anglian Region uses a purpose-designed coastal survey vessel, Sea Vigil, purchased in 1991. Data from surveys carried out within the Humber Estuary are reported here. Their purpose was to gain information on the nutrient levels within one of the major estuaries in the U.K. The Humber is a very turbid estuary, making it most unlikely that high levels of planktonic activity could occur and lead to events such as algal blooms but tidal action is strong enough to turn the. water over sufficiently for enough light energy to be absorbed to support normal planktonic activity.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: CoastsCoastal watersWater qualityEstuariesSurveysNitratesAmmoniaPhosphatesNutrient managementSalinity
Geographic Keywords: HumberLincolnshireEast Riding of Yorkshire
Extent: 15; + figures and tables
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2851
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