Bowes, M. J. et al

Hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data for The Cut, Berkshire (2010-2012)

This data set comprises of hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data of The Cut at Bray Marina (National grid reference SU915786), from May 2010 to February 2012. Parameters measured are total phosphorus, total reactive phosphorus, ammonium, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and total chlorophyll. The accompanying hourly averaged flow data (from the EA flow gauging station at Binfield, approximately 10 km upstream of the monitoring site) are also supplied. The monitoring programme was funded by the EPSRC, through the LIMPIDS project.

Publication date: 2015-02-17

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Bowes, M. J.; Gozzard, E.; Newman, J.; Loewenthal, M.; Halliday, S.; Skeffington, R. A.; Jarvie, H. P.; Wade, A.; Palmer-Felgate, E. (2015). Hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data for The Cut, Berkshire (2010-2012). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.



Study area
Temporal extent
2010-05-19    to    2012-02-29

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Bowes, M.J., Armstrong, L.K., Harman, S.A., Wickham, H.D., Nicholls, D.J.E., Scarlett, P.M., … Read, D.S. (2018). Weekly water quality monitoring data for the River Thames (UK) and its major tributaries (2009–2013): the Thames Initiative research platform. Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1637-1653
Halliday, S.J., Skeffington, R.A., Wade, A.J., Bowes, M.J., Gozzard, E., Newman, J.R., … Jarvie, H.P. (2015). High-frequency water quality monitoring in an urban catchment: hydrochemical dynamics, primary production and implications for the Water Framework Directive. Hydrological Processes, 29(15), 3388-3407
Wade, A.J., Palmer-Felgate, E.J., Halliday, S.J., Skeffington, R.A., Loewenthal, M., Jarvie, H.P., … Newman, J.R. (2012). Hydrochemical processes in lowland rivers: insights from in situ, high-resolution monitoring. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(11), 4323-4342

Provenance & quality

Total and total reactive phosphorus data was produced in the field using a Hach Lange Phosphax Sigma auto-analyser. The other parameters 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. The hourly phosphorus data was produced by CEH. Data processing was carried out jointly by CEH and University of Reading. Full details of the field procedures and laboratory groundtruthing samples are outlined in the accompanying papers (see Additional Information Source, under Description tab).

Correspondence/contact details

Bowes, MJ.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Bowes, M. J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gozzard, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Newman, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Loewenthal, M.
Environment Agency
Halliday, S.
University of Reading
Skeffington, R. A.
University of Reading
Jarvie, H. P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wade, A.
University of Reading
Palmer-Felgate, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Bowes, MJ.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Topic categories
Inland Waters
Berkshire,  England Hourly,  River Thames basin,  United Kingdom Water quality,  Water resources (en)
Environmental Monitoring Facilities