A preliminary classification of lake types in Northern Ireland

Rippey, Brian and Doe, Shelley and Girvin, Joanna and Hale, Peter and McElarney, Yvonne and Neale, Martin and Preston, Jane (2001) A preliminary classification of lake types in Northern Ireland. Freshwater Forum, 16, pp. 39-64.

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The EC Water Framework Directive (WFD) introduces the concept of the ecological status of surface waters. The WFD requires that water bodies within an ecoregion are divided into waterbody "types" or "ecotypes". The waterbody type is determined by physico-chemical descriptors. A group of representatives from two government environmental agencies (Environment and Heritage Service and the Industrial Research and Technology Unit) and the two universities (Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster) in Northern Ireland, has been established to develop methods for measuring the ecological status of lakes, for the purposes of the WFD. The work here is that contributing to the first objective classification into waterbody types.

Item Type: Article
Title: A preliminary classification of lake types in Northern Ireland
Personal Creator/Author:
Rippey, Brian
Doe, Shelley
Girvin, Joanna
Hale, Peter
McElarney, Yvonne
Neale, Martin
Preston, Jane
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 16
Page Range: pp. 39-64
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkalinity; Catchment area; Classification; Geology; Height; Hydrographic surveys; Lakes; Water policy; Northern Ireland
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 4643
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 18:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:08
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4643

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