Advancing Water Quality Monitoring, Desalination, and Forecasting in Urban Coastal and Inland Waters I

Session ID#: 9636

Session Description:
Water is an increasingly threatened resource, particularly the quality of coastal and inland waters due to population growth, urbanization and climate change.  Further, the interfacial nature of the urban coastal zone, bridging aquatic, terrestrial, atmospheric and anthropogenic domains, means they are significantly impacted by dynamic and complex processes.  Timely, accurate, and consistent scientific-based assessments, monitoring and forecasting of water quality are crucial across global, regional and local scales.  This session solicits contributions addressing the end-to-end value chain for urban coastal and inland water quality.  This includes new and improved physical, biogeochemical, and ecological observations and data (remote and in situ), model output with data assimilation and forecasts, and synergistic generation of fit for purpose water quality products and indicators to provide integrated information for water quality managers and other stakeholders.  In particular, developmental and operational activities that couple products and indicators (from observations, models etc.) across the land-water interface are solicited, as are information delivery systems and decision making tools to enhance user knowledge.  This session advances goals and objectives of the international Water Quality Summit held in 2015 by the Group for Earth Observations, particularly development of urban water quality monitoring and forecasting service(s) in developed and developing nations.
Primary Chair:  Paul M DiGiacomo, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States
Chairs:  Steven G Ackleson, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, Menghua Wang, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States and Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Moderators:  Paul M DiGiacomo1, Steven G Ackleson2, Menghua Wang1 and Guangming Zheng3,4, (1)NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States(2)San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States(3)NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States(4)GST Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Paul M DiGiacomo, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Guangming Zheng, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States; GST Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Index Terms:

4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
  • B - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • EC - Estuarine and Coastal
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • OD - Ocean Observing and Data Management

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Water Quality Monitoring Around Submerged Wastewater Outfalls in Southern California: From Compliance Assessment to Impact of Climate Change (88394)
Nikolay P Nezlin, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Remedial Investigation of Water Quality in a Tidal Estuary Using Novel Optical Methods (88634)
Grace Chang1, Todd Martin2 and Craig Alexander Jones1, (1)Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)Integral Consulting Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Recent Trends in Suspended Sediment Load & Water Quality in the Upper Chesapeake Bay (88977)
Lauren A Freeman and Steven G Ackleson, Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division, Washington, DC, United States
Describing River Plume Interactions in the Northern Adriatic Sea Using High Resolution Satellite Turbidity And Sea Surface Temperature Observations (89406)
Vittorio e Brando1, Federica Braga2, Luca Zaggia3 and Sandro Carniel2, (1)CNR-IREA, Milano, Italy, (2)CNR ISMAR, Venice, Italy, (3)CNR Institute for Marine Science, Venice, Italy
Water Properties in the Great Lakes from Satellite Ocean Color Measurements (91276)
Seunghyun Son, NOAA, NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States; CIRA at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States and Menghua Wang, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD, United States
Forecasting the Human Pathogen Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Shellfish Tissue within Long Island Sound (93312)
Michael M Whitney, University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States and Kristin DeRosia-Banick, State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture, Milford, CT, United States
Developing a Phytoplankton Biotic Index as an Indicator of Freshwater Inflow within a Subtropical Estuary (93662)
Jamie L Steichen1, Antonietta Quigg1, Allyson Lucchese2 and Hannah Preischel2, (1)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States