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Data set name

Temperature, salinity, chemical and phytoplankton data from Station E1, western English Channel (1928-1987)

Data holding centreMarine Biological Association of the UK
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1928 to 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Station E1 (50° 02'N, 4° 22'W), offshore from Plymouth, western English Channel; other stations across the Channel for part of the period

Observations 
Parameters

Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Water bottle samples were taken six to seven times a year between 1928 and 1987 at Station E1 (50 02'N, 4 22'W), offshore from Plymouth, for obtaining the following data: temperature, salinity, phosphate, nitrate, silicate and phytoplankton (species counts). Data were also collected at other stations in the English Channel for part of the period.

OriginatorsMarine Biological Association of the UK
References

Maddock, L., and Swann, C.L. (1977) A statistical analysis of some trends in sea temperature and climate in the Plymouth area over the last 70 years., Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK, 57: 317-338.; Boalch, G.T., Harbour, D.S. and Butler, E.I. (1978) Seasonal phytoplankton production in the English Channel 1964-1974., Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK, 58: 943- 953.; Maddock, L., Boalch, G.T. and Harbour, D.S. (1981) Populations of phytoplankton in the western English Channel between 1964 and 1974., Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK, 61: 565-583.; Southward, A.J. (1983) Fluctuations in the ecosystem of the Western Channel: a summary of studies in progress., Oceanologica Acta SP 187-189.

Availability 
OrganisationMarine Biological Association of the UK
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Marine Biological Association of the UK
Citadel Hill
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 222772
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1051004
Global identifier675
Last revised2009-12-01