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General
Data set name

Industrial discharge surveys, Firth of Forth (1972-)

Data holding centreAstraZeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1972 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Kincardine Bridge - Bo'Ness Grid reference: 2898 East 6890 North to 3010 East 6820 North

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; 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; Dissolved trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Particulate trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Quantity of material dumped; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; particulates samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; sediment grabs; elemental 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 identifier1090008
Global identifier862
Last revised2010-11-22