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SSB seawater DIC and TA from CTD bottles (CEFAS partner cruises)

Title

Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Author(s) Humphreys M.P. (1); Chowdhury M.Z.H. (1); Griffiths A.M. (1); Smilenova A. (1); Clarke J. (2); Greenwood N. (3); Hartman S.E. (4); Kivimae C. (4); Achterberg E.P. (2)

(1) University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science; (2) Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus); (3) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory; (4) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Subject oceans
Abstract

This dataset contains 371 measurements of seawater dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (TA) from the northwest European continental shelf sea (49-61 deg N, 9 deg W-7 deg E). The samples were collected from January 2014 to November 2015 by various Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) cruises on R/V Cefas Endeavour, as part of the UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme (UK-SSB). The purpose was to constrain the surface layer DIC and TA concentrations, primarily in order to calculate air-sea CO2 fluxes. Measurements were carried out from October 2014 to January 2016 using Apollo SciTech (DIC Analyzer AS-C3 and TA Titrator AS-ALK2) and VINDTA 3C (#024 and #038, Marianda, Germany) instruments at the University of Southampton (UK). Bad results resulting from technical issues during analysis have been removed from these results, so there are no recognised issues. The data were collected as part of the SSB research programme in the CaNDyFloSS: Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes over Shelf Systems (NE/K00185X/1) research programme component. SSB was co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The programme took a holistic approach to the cycling of nutrients and carbon and the controls on primary and secondary production in UK and European shelf seas, to increase understanding of these processes and their role in wider biogeochemical cycles. The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) created the metadata entry and is responsible for holding master copies of the data.

Temporal coverage 30 January 2014 - 13 November 2015
Spatial coverage European mainland
File format Delimited
Language English
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 04 October 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/5a52512d-54cb-0f3a-e053-6c86abc085ba
Short DOI doi:10/cdvm
Citation text Humphreys M.P.; Chowdhury M.Z.H.; Griffiths A.M.; Smilenova A.; Clarke J.; Greenwood N.; Hartman S.E.; Kivimae C.; Achterberg E.P.(2017). Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cdvm.