Statistical Method For Measuring DO Restoration Goals By Combining Monitoring Station And Buoy Data
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N.K. Neerchal, G. Papush & R.W. Shafer
Statistical method for measuring DO restoration goals by combining monitoring station and buoy data N.K. Neerchal," G. Papush* & R.W. Shafer& "Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, ^Environmental Statistics and Information Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Abstract Dissolved oxygen (DO) is a major factor affecting the survival, distribution and productivity of the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay. Naturally, therefore, target DO concentrations, with limits to the duration and fre- quency, is an important element in a program to restore living resources. DO restoration goals are stated in the December 1992 DO Restoration Goals document. Semi-continuous data obtained from telemetering can be used to verify these goals. Since semi-continuous data (buoy data) is available only in a few specified locations on the Bay, the question of goals verification at the monitoring station needs to be addressed.