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Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP)is a multiplatform research project located in the Copano Bay area. The purposes of the SWMP stations are to gain information on climactic and hydrological patterns in the Mission-Aransas Estuary.

Under the water, the stations are measuring:

  • Water temperature
  • pH
  • Salinity
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Turbidity
  • Water level

In the air, the stations are measuring:

  • Air temperature
  • Wind direction and speed
  • Barometric pressure
  • Relative humidity

Scientists also take nutrient samples from this spot on a monthly basis for:

  • Ammonium
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Ortho-phosphate
  • Chlorophyll A

View data from our SWMP stations at: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu and http://lighthouse.tamucc.edu

The goal of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve is to work with partners to enhance coastal decision making through research, education, and stewardship.

We're on the web at: http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/manerr

Page last modified on June 21, 2011, at 09:07 PM