Neuse River Estuary NR160
Outer Banks - North Carolina

Latitude:   35.0144     Longitude:   -76.6641

Associated Investigators:

Hans Paerl ,
Ben Peierls  

Related Web Sites:

[ The Hans Paerl Lab Page ]  

Related Time Series:

[ Neuse River Estuary NR000 ]   [ NR020 ]   [ NR030 ]   [ NR050 ]   [ NR060 ]   [ NR070 ]   [ NR100 ]   [ NR120 ]   [ NR140 ]   [ NR160 ]   [ NR180 ]   [ Pamlico Sound Program ]  


The Neuse River Estuary Modeling and Monitoring Project (ModMon) is a collaborative effort between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NC-DENR). ModMon is funded by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Division of Water Quality, DWQ), the Lower Neuse Basin Association (LNBA), and the Neuse River Compliance Association (NRCA). It supports North Carolina's needs for space and time-intensive monitoring and assessment of water quality and environmental conditions; including nutrient-eutrophication dynamics, algal blooms, hypoxia, fish kills and related issues pertinent to the public's interests and the ability of NC-DENR's-Division of Water Quality (DWQ) to provide science-based management decisions. ModMon is the main source of data for calibration, verification and validation of water quality models being used to adaptively test and manage the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Neuse River Estuary (NRE). ModMon also serves State and federal agencies (EPA, NOAA, NASA) as a ground-truthing data source for aircraft and satellite-based remote sensing of chlorophyll, turbidity and harmful algal blooms.