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POSTER: Using Ferries For Marine Water Quality Monitoring In The Salish Sea

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14-03-017July 2014
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Author(s) Maloy, C.F, C. Krembs, S. Pool, J. Bos, L. Hermanson, S. Helgath, J. Thomson, W. Deppe, and B. Sackmann
Description To understand water quality in Puget Sound, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) developed creative approaches to collecting data. In 2009, oceanographic sensors were installed on the Victoria Clipper ferry to measure phytoplankton concentration and temperature. In 2013, Ecology partnered with the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington to install instruments on Washington State Ferries to measure current velocities across Admiralty Reach.

These combined efforts describe surface variability and the exchange of water between Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, support numerical models in Puget Sound, and inform water quality management decisions (e.g., eutrophication and ocean acidification).

The poster was presented at the Salish Sea Ecosystem conference in Seattle, April 30 - May 2, 2014.
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Keywords marine water quality, ferry monitoring, marine monitoring, Salish Sea, Puget Sound, nutrient, dissolved oxygen
WEB PAGE Marine Water Quality Monitoring