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UK Upland Water Monitoring Network Rivers Summary Data

This dataset and associated Shiny App (https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-srtmn-data/) were developed to allow users to visualise quality controlled data from streams and loch outflows monitored as part of the UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UWMN). A range of temperature summary metrics have been generated for each of the sites, from daily maximum, mean or minimum river temperatures depending on the metrics selected. Metrics are only generated where data is available for >95% of the time period. Users should familarise themselves with the 'Metrics' and 'How to use data' pages of the associated Shiny App for details on how each of the metrics are calculated and how they should be interpreted.

The UWMN was initially established as the UK Acid Water Monitoring Network (UKAWMN) in 1988 to provide information on status and trends in the chemistry and biology of upland waters in response to atmospheric deposition of acidifying pollutants. In recent years the network was diversified and is a valuable resource for understanding the effects of multiple stressors on upland freshwater environments, including climate change. Continuous temperature monitoring was added to the network to support this broader remit and includes monitoring of river temperatures (often at loch outflows).

Information on the UWMN can be found here: http://uwmn.defra.gov.uk/

Collaborators: Many collaborators have facilitated, funded or contributed data to the UWMN. This includes; Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of Geography, University College London (UCL), Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL), Environmental Scientific Services (ENSIS) trust fund, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), The Forestry Commission, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Natural History Museum London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, The Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland, The Environment Agency, The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, The Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Welsh Government

Full details of UKUWMN collaborators can be found here: http://uwmn.defra.gov.uk/sponsors/sponsors.php

R Shiny App to explore data: https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-srtmn-data/

doi: 
10.7489/12387-1
Citation: 
Shilland, E.M., Proudlock, P., Shilland, J.D., Monteith, D.T., Millidine, K., Jackson, F.L, & Malcolm I.A.(2021) UK Upland Water Monitoring Network (UKUWMN) Rivers Summary Data. DOI: 10.7489/12387-1

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FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2021-10-08
Release Date
2021-10-06
Identifier
6055505c-a7fb-43cc-a916-9b316b98f220
Temporal Coverage
2010-01-01 to 2021-08-01
Language
English (United Kingdom)
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Data Dictionary

This dataset and associated Shiny App (https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-srtmn-data/) were developed to allow users to visualise quality controlled data from rivers monitored as part of the UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UWMN). A range of temperature summary metrics have been generated for each of the sites, from daily maximum, mean or minimum river temperatures depending on the metrics selected. Metrics are only generated where data is available for >95% of the time period. Users should familarise themselves with the 'Metrics' and 'How to use data' pages of the associated Shiny App for details on how each of the metrics are calculated and how they should be interpreted.

The UWMN was initially established as the UK Acid Water Monitoring Network (UKAWMN) in 1988 to provide information on status and trends in the chemistry and biology of upland waters in response to atmospheric deposition of acidifying pollutants. In recent years the network was diversified and is a valuable resource for understanding the effects of multiple stressors on upland freshwater environments, including climate change. Continuous temperature monitoring was added to the network to support this broader remit and includes monitoring of river temperatures (often at loch outflows).

Information on the UWMN can be found here: http://uwmn.defra.gov.uk/

Citation: Citation: Shilland, E. M., Proudlock, P., Shilland, J. D., Monteith, D. T. & Millidine, K. Jackson, F.L, & Malcolm, I.A. (2021) UK Upland Water Monitoring Network (UKUWMN) Rivers Summary Data. DOI:10.7489/12387

Collaborators: Many collaborators have facilitated, funded or contributed data to the UWMN. This includes; Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of Geography, University College London (UCL), Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL), Environmental Scientific Services (ENSIS) trust fund, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), The Forestry Commission, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Natural History Museum London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, The Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland, The Environment Agency, The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, The Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Welsh Government

Full details of UKUWMN collaborators can be found here: http://uwmn.defra.gov.uk/sponsors/sponsors.php

R Shiny App to explore data: https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-srtmn-data/

Contact Name
Marine Scotland
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Public