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

Title

Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by Marine Scotland Science.

Author(s) Humphreys M.P. (1); Clarke J. (2); Walsham P. (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) Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory; (4) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Subject oceans
Abstract

This dataset contains 63 measurements of seawater dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (TA) from the northwest European continental shelf sea to the north of Scotland (55-67 N, 10 W-13 E). The samples were collected from April 2014 to January 2015 by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) cruises 0514S, 0614S, 0714S, 1314S, 1714S and 0115S, 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. All measurements were carried out in November 2015 using VINDTA 3C instruments (#024 and #038, Marianda, Germany) 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 25 April 2014 - 19 January 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:10.5285/5a533687-7f7d-24e2-e053-6c86abc0ea64
Short DOI doi:10/cdvn
Citation text Humphreys M.P.; Clarke J.; Walsham P.; Hartman S.E.; Kivimae C.; Achterberg E.P.(2017). Seawater dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity for UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry collected by Marine Scotland Science. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cdvn.