Intensive Monitoring Effort: July and August, 2012
Over the course of two weeks, in July and August, 2012, the Barnegat Bay Ambient Monitoring Project transitioned from its regular weekly sampling into an intensive monitoring phase. This phase was designed to capture the various conditions of Barnegat Bay and its tributary streams throughout the day, for four straight days.
In order to gather the necessary information to model water quality changes over the diurnal cycle, water samples were taken from the twelve tributaries twice a day (in the early morning and late afternoon) on the first and last day of the week, and flow was measured.
Throughout Barnegat Bay, samples were taken six times a day (between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm) at fifteen monitoring stations on all four days. In addition, buoys in the Bay recorded continuous measurements of a variety of parameters.
With the help of several partners and over the course of eight days:
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The data are available via the Interactive Map. The chemical and physical water quality data provides a key linkage to the biological research projects underway under Action Item 9.