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A water quality assessment of the Maryland Coastal Bays including nitrogen source identification using stable isotopes

This data report details the results of an intensive sampling effort by the Integration and Application Network in the Maryland Coastal Bays. A spatially explicit Water Quality Index was developed from standard water quality analyses and a relatively new stable isotope technique. This study was conducted after the production of the State of the Maryland Coastal Bays 2004 Report and provides a more spatially intensive assessment of the region, and includes new data showing the extent of sewage / septic nitrogen within the system.

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Author(s)Jones AB, Carruthers TJ, Pantus F, Thomas JE, Saxby TA and Dennison, WC
IAN Author(s)Adrian Jones, Tim Carruthers, Jane Thomas, Tracey Saxby, Bill Dennison
Date Published2004-11-02
TypeReport
ProjectMaryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Location(s)Maryland Coastal Bays
Number of Pages60
Filesize4 MB
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