Challenges with secondary use of multi-source water-quality data in the United States.

@article{Sprague2017ChallengesWS,
  title={Challenges with secondary use of multi-source water-quality data in the United States.},
  author={Lori A. Sprague and Gretchen P Oelsner and Denise M Argue},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2017},
  volume={110},
  pages={252-261}
}
Combining water-quality data from multiple sources can help counterbalance diminishing resources for stream monitoring in the United States and lead to important regional and national insights that would not otherwise be possible. Individual monitoring organizations understand their own data very well, but issues can arise when their data are combined with data from other organizations that have used different methods for reporting the same common metadata elements. Such use of multi-source… CONTINUE READING