Facility for Stream Chemistry and Hydrology
Dr. Sterling's Facility for Stream Chemistry and Hydrology contains both laboratory and field infrastructure for research in her Hydrologic Systems Research Group.
|YSI6600V2 Water chemistry sondes||In situ continuous monitoring water chemistry sondes with probes to detect pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature, nitrate, chloride, and turbidity|
|YSI 650 Hand held water chemistry sondes||Hand-held water chemistry sondes with probes to detect pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature, nitrate, chloride, and turbidity.|
|ISCO 6712 full-size||Automated sequential portable water samplers.|
|Mobile Environmental Monitoring Platforum||See below|
The Mobile Environmental Monitoring Platform (MEMP)
The MEMP was designed by Environment Canada to address limitations with current event-based water quality sampling and has facility for:
- Continuous measurement of precipitation, wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity
- Stream flow measurement through continuous unattended water level monitoring with an OTT bubbler sensor
- Capacity for automated sampling of stream water samples via a sequential portable sampler (ISCO 6712 full-size).
- Refrigeration and freezing of collected water samples
- Data logging/programming capability (Campbell Scientific Data Logger)
- Advanced communication capabilities such as telemetry through cell phone network, mobile field laboratory
- Mobile real-time station to send real-time weather and water chemistry data to web-page
- Electricity generation through solar panels