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General
Data set name

Biogeochemical carbon cycle data for Ria de Aveiro, Portugal (1990-1993)

Data holding centreUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom May 1990 - 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Bay of Calvi (Corsica), Plymouth Sound (England), Ria de Aveiro (Portugal)

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column; Cloud type; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Precipitation and evaporation; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Anemometers; meteorological packages; current meters; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors

Description 
Summary

The aim of this project is to collect data on the carbon cycle in coastal areas in order to determine their effective role in the global oceanic carbon cycle. The experimental protocol consists of monitoring organic and inorganic carbon in the water column, together with the exchanges of carbon with the atmosphere, with the sediment, with benthic and/or pelagic ecosystems as well as by hydrodynamic processes. The project is carried out in three different European coastal zones: the Bay of Calvi, the Tamar Estuary and the Aveiro lagoon and funded by the CEC under the MAST framework.

OriginatorsUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. Armando Duarte
Address

University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Aveiro
Aveiro
3810-193
Portugal

Telephone+351 234 370 360
Facsimile+351 234370084
Emailquimica@ua.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15035001
Global identifier2276
Last revised2009-10-30