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General
Data set name

Tamar estuary nitrification and nitrogen cycling (1982-1992)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1982 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Tamar estuary, south west England

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Stable isotope enrichment in the water column; Nitrification rate in the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises nitrogen concentration data collected on short term (6 to 12 month) seasonal studies of nitrification and denitrification rates in the Tamar estuary (south west England).

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Owens, N.J.P. (1985) Variations in the natural abundance of 15N in estuarine suspended particulate matter: A specific indicator of biological processing., Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 20(4): 505-510.; Owens, N.J.P. (1986) Estuarine nitrification: A naturally occurring fluidized bed reaction?, Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 22(1): 31-44.; Owens, N.J.P and Law, C. (1989) Natural variations in 15N content of riverine and estuarine sediments., Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 28(4): 407-416.; Law, C.S., Rees, A.P., and Owens, N.J.P. (1991) Temporal variability of denitrification in estuarine sediments., Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 33(1): 37-56.; Law, C.S., Rees, A.P., and Owens, N.J.P. (1992) Nitrous oxide: Estuarine sources and atmospheric flux., Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 35(3): 301-314.

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 identifier1053011
Global identifier692
Last revised2009-12-01