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Data set name

University of Liverpool marine chemistry data (1955-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1955 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, Irish Sea, North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Atmospheric particulates; Carbon concentrations in sediment; Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples; Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column; Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in sediment

Instruments

Discrete air samplers; aerosol samplers; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; elemental analysers

Description 
Summary

The Department of Earth Sciences has carried out research into marine chemistry, geochemistry of ocean sediments, and chemistry of marine aerosols for many years. Data collection has been carried out in the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the North Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. The prime areas of current interest include the elemental geochemistry of oceanic sediments, trace metal pollution in fluvial, estuarine and coastal sediments, the chemistry of marine aerosols and rain waters, the degradation and fates of organic pollutants in the marine environment, and metal speciation in the marine environment. This latter includes field studies in open oceanic and coastal conditions and in estuaries. New methods have been developed specifically to determine trace metal concentrations as well as their speciation in sea water. The speciation of copper, zinc, aluminium and iron is currently being investigated.

OriginatorsUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department
Address

University of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
PO Box 147
Liverpool
Merseyside
L69 3BX
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 151 794 4090
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1010003
Global identifier254
Last revised2009-11-30