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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Data report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) ; no. 13


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) installed two remote monitoring stations in the lower reaches of the Rappahannock River to obtain continuous temperature and salinity measurements near the surface and the bottom. The first station was installed at the base of a concrete support of the Rappahannock River (Norris) Bridge, near the mouth of the, river (Figure 1). The second station was installed on the base of Navigation Aid Tower Number 9 just off of Smokey Point, roughly 11 nautical miles upstream from the Norris Bridge. Each station consisted of two salinity and t«~perature probes, one located 6 feet below the water surfacE~, and the other located 6 feet above the bottom. Salinity and temperature measurements were taken every 30 minutes, and the data recorded on magnetic tape. The tapes were changed periodically, and the recorded data tape returned to VIMS for data reduction.



Water Quality, Rappahannock River, VA

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Funding for this program was provided by the U.S. Army Co~ps of Engineers, Norfolk District, and by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.



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