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

Title

Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.

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

(1) University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science; (2) Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute; (3) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (4) Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus)

Subject oceans
Abstract

This dataset contains 126 measurements of seawater dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (TA) from in and around the Irish Sea (53 N 5 W). The samples were collected from April 2014 to July 2015 by various Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) cruises, as part of the UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme (UK-SSB). The purpose was to constrain the surface layer DIC and TA concentrations, in order to calculate air-sea CO2 fluxes. Measurements were carried out from August 2014 to September 2015 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 02 April 2014 - 22 July 2015
Spatial coverage Irish Sea, Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
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:10.5285/5a533687-7f7b-24e2-e053-6c86abc0ea64
Short DOI doi:10/cdvk
Citation text Humphreys M.P.; Chowdhury M.Z.H.; Griffiths A.M.; Smilenova A.; Stewart B.; Hartman S.E.; Kivimae C.; Achterberg E.P.(2017). Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cdvk.