Flow-Proportional passive sensor validation of phosphorus and nitrogen in Irish rivers (Flow-Pro)

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The project deployed passive sensors in rivers at sites with existing high resolution water quality and water quantity stations. Nutrients (N and P) extracted from the sensors along with calculations of the mass lost of a tracer salt were hypothesised to be synonymous with flow-weighted mean nutrient concentrations over the period of deployment. The data sets include raw sensor data as pdf files as outputted from the sensor labs and Excel files of sensor concentrations versus those flow-weighted mean concentrations measured at river sites using the high resolution equipment.

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Prof. Phil Jordan
University of Ulster
Professor of Catchment Science
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland
Telephone: +44 (0) 2870 124193
e-mail: p.jordan@ulster.ac.uk

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=201
Resource Keywordsphosphorus rivers Flow-Pro nitrogen
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2008-ET-MS-5-S2
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeEnvironmental Technologies
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Tuesday 1st January 2008 (01-01-2008)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 1st October 2008 (01-10-2008)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 5th June 2010 (05-06-2010)
Published on SAFERWednesday 26th January 2011 (26-01-2011)
Date of Last EditWednesday 26th January 2011 at 14:09:55 (26-01-2011)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 26th January 2011 at 14:06:15 (26-01-2011)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
FlowPro made use of existing sites using other project collaborations and locations in Counties Monaghan, Tyrone, Louth, Mayo and Wexford.

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The International Phosphorus Workshop 5, in Silkeborg, Denmark hosted a presentation by Sorbisense. The product offered a solution to an elusive problem in nutrient hydrochemistry, 'how to provide low cost, space and data rich information on nutrient fluxes in rivers'. As Irish workers were undertaking high resolution monitoring of nutrient fluxes in rivers (high cost, data rich but space poor), it was deemed an ideal opportunity to validate the sensors in Irish river conditions at the high resolution stations. This idea was presented at Environ 2008 in Dundalk prior to the application to STRIVE.
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Some of the sites made use of infrastructure funded under INTERREG IIIa, NIEA and Teagasc.
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