AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program Water Quality Data 1990-1996 (Great Barrier Reef)


Temporal Range: From 10-Aug-1992 To 05-May-1996

Resource Summary

Water Quality Data from the AIMS Long Term Monitoring Program. Water and sediments (another dataset) were sampled at the same sites adjacent to all 52 reefs where fish and benthic transects are conducted. Sampling occurs in open water within 500 metres of the reef, on both sides (north and south flanks) of the reef. Sampled reefs occur throughout the Great Barrier Reef, and the reefs of the North West coast of Australia.

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Data recorded includes temperature, salinity, Secchi depth, suspended solids, silicates, ammonium, nitrite, dissolved nitrogen (organic, inorganic and total), dissolved phosphorus (organic, inorganic and total), chlorophyll-a and phaetophytin pigments. Observations commenced in August 1990 and ceased in 1996.

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Use of the AIMS data is for not-for-profit applications only. All other users shall seek permission for use by contacting AIMS. Acknowledgements as prescribed must be clearly set out in the user's formal communications or publications.

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2015). AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program Water Quality Data 1990-1996 (Great Barrier Reef), https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/5b1dff80-4ade-11dc-8f56-00008a07204e, accessed 24-Sep-2020.
Related Information
Long-term Monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Status Report Number 1: Oliver JK, De'ath AG, Done TJ, Williams DMcB, Furnas MJ and Moran PJ (1995) Long-term Monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Status Report Number 1. LTM No.1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 121 p.
Water quality - field and analytical procedures. Long term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Standard operational procedure No. 6: Devlin MJ and Lourey MJ (2000) Water quality - field and analytical procedures. Long term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Standard operational procedure No. 6. SOP 6. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 36 p.
A guide to the reef monitoring database. Long term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Standard operational procedure No. 5: Baker VJ and Coleman GJ (2000) A guide to the reef monitoring database. Long term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Standard operational procedure No. 5. SOP 5. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 72 p.
Refinement of the sampling design for the water quality component of the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program: Devlin MJ (1996) Refinement of the sampling design for the water quality component of the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program. AIMS report no. 26. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 20 p.