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Title

Puget Sound Total Alkalinity and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Pilot Project: Feasibility Report

 
Publication number Date Published
16-03-032July 2016
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Author(s) Keyzers, M.
Description The Department of Ecology (Ecology) conducted a pilot study to test whether total alkalinity (TA) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) water sampling can be incorporated into the existing Marine Flight Monitoring Program.

Another goal of the study was to provide high-quality pH data to better understand the dynamic conditions that affect the accuracy of pH measurements in Puget Sound using potentiometric electrodes for in situ pH sensor measurements. To accomplish this, Ecology measured TA and DIC of discrete near-surface samples to quantify pH with greater accuracy. This included calculating the saturation state of aragonite.

Another essential focus of the study was to provide data that others could use to determine the range of TA, DIC, and pH at select sites and also to assess seasonal variability in the upper water column of Puget Sound.

On May 11,2017, an Appendix was added to this report. See Win Zip file above.

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Keywords dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, marine monitoring, Puget Sound, pH
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 14,WRIA 06,WRIA 15)
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