Afon Gwy - United Kingdom

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Afon Gwy

Site Code: 

LTER_EU_UK_071

Country (Site Location): 

United Kingdom

LTER National Network: 

Contact: Site Manager: 

General Site Description: 

UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UK UWMN) site. Some data are managed by UK ECN Data Centre. Site description here: http://awmn.defra.gov.uk/sites/site_18.php. Note: The area is the size of the catchment. Note that Afon Gwy is within the Plynlimon Experimental Catchments (see http://data.lter-europe.net/deims/site/EXPEER-UK-02).

UUID: 

22a26965-bb9c-4ec4-b149-f815fdeb86ac
General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Year Established: 

1991

Size : 

389.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

Originally part of a network monitoring the quality of acid waters in the UK. Now the purpose is to track changes in surface water quality and freshwater biodiversity across all upland regions of the UK, not only those sensitive to acid deposition. The aim is to monitor the separate and combined impacts of all principal pressures facing upland waters, including acid deposition, nutrient-N deposition, climate change, toxic substance contamination and land-use change.
Geographic

Coordinates: 

Latitude: 52.453900000000
Longitude: -3.732020000000