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General
Data set name

Monitoring biological, physical and hydrographic conditions in the Tees Estuary, north east coast of England (1979-)

Data holding centreAstraZeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1979 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Teesmouth - Stockton-on-Tees, north east coast of England Grid reference 4448 East 5185 North to 4555 East 5290 North

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Sediment grain size parameters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Macroalgae generic abundance in water bodies; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Particulate trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies

Instruments

Discrete air samplers; current meters; benthos samplers; discrete water samplers; particulates samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; elemental analysers; nutrient analysers

Description 
Summary

This area has been subject to extensive monitoring of biological, physical and hydrographic conditions.

OriginatorsAstraZeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationAstraZeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNigel Shillabeer and Ross Brown (External Business Manager and Ecologist)
Address

AstraZeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory
Freshwater Quarry
Brixham
Devon
TQ5 8BA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1803 882882
Emailnigel.shillabeer@brixham.astrazenica.com
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1090005
Global identifier859
Last revised2010-11-22