Willis Wharf Water Quality Data

Most recent data readings:

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These graphs are updated every 15 minutes and have not been subjected to VIMS ESL quality control. Questionable readings, outliers, missed readings, or gaps in the dataset may appear.

Raw and/or archived data files are available upon request. For requests, questions, or suggestions about the water quality data available, please contact Darian Kelley (dkelley@vims.edu, 7577875836).

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Parameter  
Unit  
Description

Water Temperature  
◦C
Measurement of the ambient water temperature.
Salinity
ppt Measurement of the amount of salt dissolved in a water sample.
pH
- Numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity (alkalinity) of an aqueous solution.
[acidic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 basic]; 7 is neutral pH
Optical Dissolved Oxygen
mg/L   Measurement of the amount of oxygen that is present in the water, measured by the number of milligrams of oxygen dissolved in a liter of water.
Turbidity
NTU Measurement of water clarity based on the size and quantity of particles present.
Chlorophyll  
ug/L Measurement of chlorophyll a contained in photosynthetic plants and organisms.
BGA-PE
ug/L Measurement of the phycocyanin accessory pigment found in blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).