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Data set name

Time series of phytoplankton in Danish waters (1979 onwards)

Data holding centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1979 and onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Kattegat, Belt Sea, Western Baltic proper

Observations 
Parameters

Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies

Description 
Summary

Phytoplankton is monitored as part of the Danish national monitoring programme. Chlorophyll (a) (se other dataset) concentration is used as an indirect measure of total phytoplankton biomass in most areas. In addition, at a smaller number of stations, phytoplankton is characterised and quantified (as carbon biomass) from microscopy. Water samples for microscopy are integrated samples representing the top 10m of the water column. Samples are collected using an integrating hose or as discrete samples from several depths mixed prior to analysis.

OriginatorsAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Data web sitehttp://mads-en.dmu.dk
Availability 
OrganisationAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPeter Henriksen (Senior researcher)
Address

Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
399 Frederiksborgvej P.O. Box 358
Roskilde

DK-4000
Denmark

Telephone+45 46 30 12 00
Facsimile+45 46 30 12 11
Emailpet@dmu.dk
Administration 
Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13032012
Global identifier1126
Last revised2009-03-14