Developing and Implementing an Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring, Assessment, and Outreach Program, The MYSound Project (PDF) (81 pp, 3.88 MB) (EPA/625/R-02/010) November 2002
EPA has developed a technology transfer handbook for the Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking Long Island Sound Marine Monitoring (MYSound) Project.
The handbook highlights information and monitoring technologies developed from the project. As part of the MYSound effort, telemetering data buoys have been established in the sound. Sensors, which are attached to these buoys, collect real-time data for a variety of parameters. Baseline real-time data are collected for temperature, conductivity and salinity, and dissolved oxygen.
Four monitoring stations currently form the basic network. These are deployed in the vicinity of Bridgeport and New London, Connecticut, and at the western end of the sound. The monitoring data support recalibration and verification of the Long Island Sound LIS 3.0 Model and the Systemwide Eutrophication Model under different water quality and circulation conditions and other models being developed to predict LIS circulation and watershed water quality. The data collected from the real-time data sensors are compiled and synthesized with water quality data collected by other government and volunteer monitoring programs. Data are posted on a Web site and advertised through a variety of outreach efforts.
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