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Nutrient samples from Ships of Opportunity in the North Atlantic 2002-2017

Title

Nitrate, silicate, and phosphate data from Ships of Opportunity in the North Atlantic 2002-2007.

Author(s) Hartman S.E. (1); Schuster U. (2); Macovei V.A. (3); Hydes D.J. (1)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (2) University of Exeter Department of Geography; (3) University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science

Subject oceans
Abstract

Seawater samples were collected from a series of ships of opportunity transiting between the UK and the Caribbean. Crossings occured almost monthly between May 2002 and October 2017. Roughly 90-100 samples were collected for each return journey from the ships underway system in 15mL plastic tubes and were frozen immediately for subsequent laboratory analysis by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. Nitrate, silicate, and phosphate levels were measured from these seawater samples using auto-analyzers following the colorimetric method described by Grasshoff et al. (1999). The instruments used are a Skalar San++ Continuous Flow Analyzer from 2002-2008, SEAL Analytical QuAAtro Autoanalyzer from 2008-2012, SEAL Analytical QuAAtro and AA3 HR Continuous Segmented Flow Analyzer from 2012-2017. The associated position, temperature, and salinity are also included with the nutrient data.

Temporal coverage 02 May 2002 - 08 October 2018
Spatial coverage North Atlantic Ocean
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 13 November 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/7a7b497a-c47b-0a69-e053-6c86abc07ef0
Short DOI doi:10/cw28
Citation text Hartman S.E.; Schuster U.; Macovei V.A.; Hydes D.J.(2018). Nitrate, silicate, and phosphate data from Ships of Opportunity in the North Atlantic 2002-2007. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cw28.