This data set comprises of hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data of the River Enborne near Brimpton (National grid reference SU568648), from November 2009 to February 2012. Parameters measured are total reactive phosphorus, nitrate, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and total chlorophyll. The accompanying hourly averaged flow data (from the EA flow gauging station at the same site) are also supplied. The monitoring programme was funded by the EPSRC, through the LIMPIDS project.
Publication date: 2015-02-17
This dataset is part of the following
The hourly nutrient data was produced by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) fieldwork staff at Wallingford. Phosphorus data was produced in the field using a Systea Micromac C auto-analyser. Nitrate was monitored by UV absorption using a Hach Lange Nitratax Plus probe. The other physical parameters and total chlorophyll were monitored using a YSI 6600 sonde. The monitoring site installation, telemetry / data collection and maintenance / calibration of the YSI probe was conducted by the Environment Agency's National Water Quality Instrumentation Service. Data processing was carried out by CEH and the University of Reading. Full details of the field procedures and laboratory groundtruthing samples are outlined in the following papers.
(1) Bowes MJ, Jarvie HP, Halliday SJ, Skeffington RA, Wade AJ, Loewenthal M et al (2015). Characterising phosphorus and nitrate inputs to a rural river using high-frequency concentration-flow relationships. Sci Total Environ 511: 608-620
(2) Halliday S, Skeffington R, Bowes M, Gozzard E, Newman J, Loewenthal M et al (2014). The Water Quality of the River Enborne, UK: Observations from High-Frequency Monitoring in a Rural, Lowland River System. Water 6: 150-180.
(3) Wade AJ, Palmer-Felgate EJ, Halliday SJ, Skeffington RA, Loewenthal M, Jarvie HP et al (2012). Hydrochemical processes in lowland rivers: insights from in situ, high-resolution monitoring. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci 16: 4323-4342.