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|Title:||Assessment of spatio-temporal variations in water quality of Bandon Bay, Thailand|
|Keywords:||Water quality;Spatial variations;Seasonal variations;Multivariate statistical techniques;Discriminant analysis|
|Abstract:||Multivariate statistical techniques were used to analyse a ten-year water quality dataset. Monthly water samples were collected from 15 river mouths during 2002-2011 and analysed for spatio-temporal variation. The results indicated that water quality at Bandon Bay varied spatially and temporally during the past ten years. Four pollution factors were identified: (1) nutrient, (2) organic matter, (3) salinity and buffering and (4) erosion factors. Discriminant analysis on spatial variables identified only four parameters - i.e. water depth, alkalinity, salinity, and temperature - to discriminate between 15 river mouths. Salinity was the only parameter that discriminated between seasons.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.44(07) [July 2015]|
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