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Data set name

West coast of Scotland, Firth of Lorne nutrient data (1979-1983)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom February 1979 to February 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

West coast of Scotland, Firth of Lorne, from the head of Loch Eil to Colonsay

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Samples taken at various depths and stations (maximum 13) in Firth of Lorne, Loch Linnhe, Loch Creran and Loch Eil in November 1979, February 1980, May 1980, August 1980, February 1981, August 1981, February 1982, July 1982 and February 1983. Full data set in SMBA internal report nos. 86, 87 97 and 99.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

Grantham B. (1983) Firth of Lorne Study: Report No. 1. Introduction and details of programme with data from the period February 1979 to August 1981., SMBA Internal Report No. 86.; Grantham B. (1983) Firth of Lorne Study: Report No. 2. Hydrography, nutrients and chlorophyll in the Firth of Lorne and its associated sea lochs, 3rd-19th February 1982., SMBA Internal Report No. 87.; Grantham, B., Boyd, D., Gowen, R., Lewis, J., and Weeks, A. (1983) Firth of Lorne Study: Report No. 3. Hydrography, nutrients and chlorophyll in the Firth of Lorne and its associated sea lochs, 19th-23rd July 1982., SMBA Internal Report No. 97.; Grantham, B., Chadwick, A. and Shaw, J. (1983) Firth of Lorne Study: Report No. 4. Hydrography, nutrients and chlorophyll in the Firth of Lorne and its associated sea lochs, 7th-11th February 1983., SMBA Internal Report No. 99.

Availability 
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)
Address

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Argyll
Oban
PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Emailsteve.gontarek@sams.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049028
Global identifier667
Last revised2009-12-01