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Rönkkö, Mauno; Kauhanen, Okko; Koskiaho, Jari; Kotamäki, Niina; Näykki, Teemu; et al. (2018) Monitoring suspended solids and total phosphorus in Finnish rivers. In: Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings vol. 142, Proceedings of the 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 12-16 September 2016 in Oulu, Finland, (pp.19-24).

Monitoring suspended solids and total phosphorus in Finnish rivers

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Author: Rönkkö, Mauno1; Kauhanen, Okko1; Koskiaho, Jari2;
Organizations: 1Department of Environmental Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
2Finnish Environment Institute,Helsinki, Finland
3Control Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
4VTT Technical research Centre of Finland, VTT, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018
Publish Date: 2022-02-21


Monitoring of water quality should not be solely based on laboratory samples. Such activity, although producing reliable results, cannot provide an accurate enough temporal coverage for water quality monitoring. The Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, has therefore established numerous online water monitoring stations that continuously monitor water quality. The problem with the automatic monitoring, however, is that the recorded values are not reliable as such and need to be subject to quality control and uncertainty estimation. Here, as the main contribution, we present a computational service that we have implemented to automate and integrate the water quality monitoring process. We also present a case study regarding the river Väänteenjoki and discuss the obtained uncertainty results and their implication.

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Series: Linköping electronic conference proceedings
ISSN: 1650-3686
ISSN-E: 1650-3740
ISSN-L: 1650-3686
ISBN: 978-91-7685-399-3
Volume: 142
Pages: 19 - 24
DOI: 10.3384/ecp1714219
Host publication: Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016
Host publication editor: Juuso, Esko
Dahlquist, Erik
Leiviskä, Kauko
Conference: EUROSIM
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
218 Environmental engineering
222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: We thank the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) for funding this research. This work has been carried out in TEKES funded CLEEN SHOK programme "Measurement, Monitoring and Environmental Assessment".
Copyright information: © Scandinavian Simulation Society, 2018.