stands for “real-time routine monitoring” and is an
apparatus that measures meteorological as well as hydrological data,
data throughout the water column at a point site. Among
the parameters measured are dissolved
oxygen, chlorophyll abundance, and PAR (photosynthetically active
measure of the amount of ambient light of wavelengths optimal for
photosynthesis). For more information
and to view data from RTRM stations along the Neuse estuary, visit www.ncsu.edu/wq/NEMP/index.html.