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Western Channel Observatory (L4) nutrient concentration profiles (2000 - 2017)

Title

Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station L4 in the Western English Channel from 2000 to 2017.

Author(s) Woodward E.M.S. (1); Harris C. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject oceans
Abstract

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 southwest coast of England, United Kingdom. The analyses are reported for Nitrate+Nitrite, Nitrite, Silicate and Phosphate concentrations, for samples that are both filtered and unfiltered. The dataset begins in 2000 and runs through to 2017. 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 - 18 December 2017
Spatial coverage English Channel
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, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK
Publication date 15 February 2019
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/7f7f661b-29c4-4a95-e053-6c86abc05200
Short DOI doi:10/c2rb
Supersedes This dataset supersedes that published at Western Channel Observatory (L4) nutrient concentration profiles (2000 - 2016) doi:10.5285/47147f8f-44c6-207a-e053-6c86abc0dc21
Citation text Woodward E.M.S.; Harris C.(2019). Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station L4 in the Western English Channel from 2000 to 2017. British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK. doi:10/c2rb.