The project goals were to assess inter-tidal groundwater discharge and concurrent nutrient loading to Hampton Harbor. This will include maps of suspected groundwater discharge zones and measurements of nutrient loading. The principal means of assessment was an aerial survey of the study area during low tide using thermal infrared (TIR) imagery. The TIR imagery was used to detect and locate upwelling groundwater discharge zones within the harbor. The location of groundwater discharge zones as it relates to upgradient land use can be instructive for water quality.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Ballestero, Thomas, "Characterization of Ground Water Discharge to Hampton Harbor" (2003). PREP Reports & Publications. 296.