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Data Quality Control, Time Series Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Salinity and Canal Discharges in Biscayne National Park
Jiangang Luo & Joseph E. Serafy

Black Point Canal
The Black Point Canal Empties Into Biscayne Bay

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The National Park Service relies upon the best available information in managing park resources. To that end, many parks boast long-term monitoring programs to help establish baseline data and track changes over time. For well over a decade, Biscayne National Park has utilized a network of sampling sites to monitor water quality in and around Biscayne Bay.

This CESI-funded investigation provides an unbiased assessment of past data collection in the park and offers useful guidance to garantee high-quality data acquisition in the future. Investigators also conducted time series analysis and multiple regression modeling on available data sets.



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Final Report
(PDF, 312 KB)


Contact the principal investigator directly with questions about this study.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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