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Data set name

Data set on nutrients and nutrient uptake rates in English Channel, shelf edge (La Chapelle Bank) and upwelling area off NW Spain (1990-94)

Data holding centreVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1990 to 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The English Channel and a sector of the Northern Atlantic Ocean, delimited by the Irish Sea and the Ligurian Front near the Spanish coast including the Gulf of Biscay

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations 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; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Description 
Summary

The general aim of this project was to assess the role of coastal zones and ocean margins in terms of sources and sinks of biogenic elements associated with global change. Therefore major processes (uptake rates of inorganic nitrogen compounds such as NO3, NO2 and NH4 and ammonium mineralization rates) affecting the carbon and nitrogen cycling in those environments were studied. Sampling was carried out with the RV Belgica (11-26 Sept. 1989, 02-18 July 1990, 24 June to 10 July 1991, 16-27 June 1992 and 08-23 Oct. 1992). Data were collected in the English Channel, the shelf edge (La Chapelle bank) and the upwelling region of the Spanish coast (La Coruna and Vigo). In 1993, intercalibration experiments were performed within the framework of the European project Ocean Margin Exchange (OMEX) covering the same investigation area.

OriginatorsVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Availability 
OrganisationVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. ir. M. Elskens
Address

Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
Brussels

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 629 32 63
Facsimile+32 2 629 32 74
Emailmelskens@vub.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11012001
Global identifier997
Last revised2009-08-11