There are four water quality parameters which can provide an insight into the processes associated with saltmarsh habitat including:
- Water temperature
Modern water monitoring equipment is capable of measuring the first three parameters from the same sample; salinity, water temperature and pH. It is important to make sure the equipment is calibrated before taking into the field. The methods for the calibration process vary depending on the type and model of equipment being used. You should refer to the manufacturer's instructions when calibrating this equipment.