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Western Channel Observatory (L4) nutrient concentration profiles (2000 - 2016)
Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station L4 in the Western English Channel from 2000 to 2016.
Woodward E.M.S. (1);
Harris C. (1);
Al-Moosawi L. (1)
(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Results are reported for the analysis of water samples taken from the L4 long-term sampling station (50 15.0' N; 04 13.0' W) situated off the south‐west coast of England, United Kingdom. The analyses are reported for Nitrate+Nitrite, Nitrite, Silicate and Phosphate concentrations, for samples that are both filtered by 0.2 um filter, and unfiltered. The dataset begins in 2000 and runs through to 2016. Since 2007 the site visits have been on a more regular almost weekly sampling protocol. A classical picture is seen of generally summer nutrient depletion and with higher winter concentrations of Nitrate, Silicate and Phosphate, however particularly in wet summers like 2012 there is a big influence of the River Tamar and spikes of high nutrient loads are seen being introduced into this nearshore sampling site.
|Temporal coverage||17 January 2000 - 19 December 2016|
|Spatial coverage||English Channel|
|Discovery metadata record||Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record|
|Publisher||British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK|
|Publication date||10 February 2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.5285/47147f8f-44c6-207a-e053-6c86abc0dc21|
|Superseded||This dataset is superseded by that published at|
|Citation text||Woodward E.M.S.; Harris C.; Al-Moosawi L.(2017). Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station L4 in the Western English Channel from 2000 to 2016. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/bzjf.|