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Title: Contaminants entering the sea : data appendix : data on contaminant loads entering the seas around England and Wales for the years 1990-1993
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: report of the National Rivers Authority, May 1995
This data appendix is issued in support of the NRA's Water Quality Series Report No.24 "Contaminants entering the sea". It should be read in conjunction with that report. The data in the appendix have a validation data of February 1995. The validation date of the data in the main report is November 1994. There may be slight differences between the two. The data are presented as summary statistics for each of the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) zones around the English and Welsh coastlines. These zones may be stretches of coastline or individual estuaries. For example, ICES zone E7a is the Humber Estuary. The map shows the area that each zone covers. For each ICES zone inputs are recorded for three types of discharge: Industrial; Sewage; River. The number of inputs within each zone differs. The zones can be grouped into sea regions by aggregating them; ie. North Sea (zones 1-12); English Channel (13-18); Bristol Channel (19-23); and Irish Sea (24-30). These are the sea regions used in the Report.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersEstuariesMarine environmentContaminationIndustrial pollutantsSewageRiversStatistics
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 98; + appendices
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