, College of William and Mary, Virginia, On February 9, 2012
Multi-parameter sondes are becoming the standard instrument to assess water quality in shallow waters. Their ability to measure a number of different water quality parameters in situ, unattended, and in short time intervals, makes them the ideal monitoring equipment to characterize water quality variability in of various types of water bodies.
In order for the multi-parameter sonde to fulfill its capabilities, site and station configuration selection must be properly addressed. The monitoring and data quality objectives provide the basic information for site selection. Once the site is selected, the station configuration can be defined
The purpose of this manual is to provide monitoring teams with guidelines to enable them maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the station configuration selection process.