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Data set name

North Sea Nutrients (1986-1992)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom May 1986 to February 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Radioactivity in the water column; Stable isotope enrichment in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

CTD; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; satellite positioning systems; mass spectrometers; liquid scintillation counters; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises a set of nine cruises following a track covering the whole of the North Sea. Continuous underway measurements were made and station work carried out at intervals. Productivity data (from 15N and 14C incubations), chlorophylls and carbon-hydrogen-nitrogen analyses are available for five cruises (January, April and August 1990, April 1991, February 1992).

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Woodward, E.M.S. and Owens, N.J.P (1990) Nutrient depletion studies in offshore North Sea areas., Netherlands Journal of Sea Research, 25(1-2): 57-63.; Owens, Woodward, Rees and Law. (1989) Fate of fertilizer Nitrogen in marine waters, DoE contract PECD 7/7/195. Final Report 1989. PML report.; Owens et al (1992) Nutrient inputs and phytoplankton blooms in the North Sea (PECD 7/8/142) April 1991 - March 1992., ; Joint, I., Woodward, E.M.S., and Rees, A. P. (1994) Nutrient inputs and phytoplankton blomms in the North Sea (PECD 7/8/142) April 1990 - March 1993. Final report., ; Owens, N.J.P., Woodward, E. M. S., Aiken, J. , Bellan, I. E. and Rees, A. P. (1990) Primary production and nitrogen assimilation in the North sea during July 1987., Netherlands Journal of Sea Research, 25(1-2): 143-154.

Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth
England
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 633100
Facsimile+44 (0)1752 633101
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053007
Global identifier688
Last revised2009-12-01