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Data set name

Carmarthen Bay nutrient cycling (1979-1981)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom August 1979 to January 1981
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Carmarthen Bay, north west Bristol Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material; 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 organic carbon uptake and production in the water column; Excretion rate parameters in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material; Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Sedimentation flux of identified biota expressed as carbon in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphorus concentrations in suspended particulate material; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Nutrient fluxes between the bed and the water column; Concentration of silicon species in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Sedimentation flux of carbon, nitrogen or organic matter in the water column; Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration 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; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column; Phytoplankton growth; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Dissolved inorganic carbon production and respiration in the water column; Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column; Nitrification rate in the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; plankton nets; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises a series of five multi-disciplinary cruises on RRS John Murray to examine nutrient cycling in shallow bays.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Owens, N.J.P., Mantoura, R.F.C., Burkill, P.H., Howland, R.J.M., Pomroy A.J., and Woodward, E.M.S. (1986) Nutrient cycling studies in Carmarthen Bay: phytoplankton production, nitrogen assimilation and regeneration., Marine Biology 93(3): 329-342.

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 identifier1053012
Global identifier693
Last revised2010-11-22