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Data set name

Trophic Status of Belfast Lough

Data holding centreQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodSept 1992 - Jun 1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Belfast Lough

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; 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; Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD; inapplicable; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

A spatial survey of Belfast Lough at >20 stations on 60 occasions between Sept 1992 to June 1996 was completed to determine the trophic status of Belfast Lough. In addition nutreint inputs to the lough were calculated and mathematical modelling used to evaluate the effectiveness of management options.

OriginatorsQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
References

Service, M., Durrant, A.E., Mills, J.A., Taylor, J.E. and Faughey, D. (1996) The trophic status of two northern Irish Sea loughs., Journal of Coastal Conservation, 2(1): 159-168.; Service, M., Durrant, A.E., Faughey, D., Mills, J.A and Taylor, J.E. (1998) Sources of nutrients to the coastal waters of Northern Ireland. In: Eutrophication in Irish Waters: 64-70., Wilson, J.G.; Service, M. and Durrant, A.E. (1996) Belfast Lough Nutrients Study., Queens University of Belfast, Department of Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Report to EHS.; Charlesworth M., and Service, M. (1999) Nutrient Inputs, Trophic Status and Mathematical Modelling of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Tidal Lagan and Belfast Lough., Queens University of Belfast, Department of Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Report to EHS.

Availability 
OrganisationQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactMatt Service
Address

Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Centre, Newforge Lane
Belfast

BT9 5PX
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 255502
Emailmatt.service@dardni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1105002
Global identifier905
Last revised2009-05-22