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General
Data set name

Water quality monitoring in the Dee estuary, southern Irish Sea (September-October 1992)

Data holding centreEnvironment Agency Wales
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1 September 1992 to 20 October 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

4 sites between Mostyn Dock and Flint Point; 14 sites between Mostyn and Connahs Quay

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Sea level recorders; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors

Description 
Summary

The aim of the study was to collect water quality data to support the impact assessment of the major discharges to the outer Dee estuary. At 4 sites continuous water quality monitors were deployed on sea bed frames. At the same sites two 13 hour surveys were carried out taking half hourly depth profile measurements. The study also included 6 longitudinal estuary runs, depth profiling at 14 sites.

OriginatorsEnvironment Agency Wales
Availability 
OrganisationEnvironment Agency Wales
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactDr. A.S. Gee
Address

Environment Agency Wales
Rivers House S. Mellons Business Park
Cardiff

CF3 0LT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1222 770088
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1038001
Global identifier593
Last revised2009-12-01