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AMT27 (DY084) nutrients.

Title

Atlantic Meridional Transect cruise AMT27 (DY084) micro-molar nutrient measurements from CTD bottle samples during 2017.

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

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject oceans
Abstract

This dataset consists of measurements of micromolar nutrient concentrations made on samples collected during the Atlantic Meridional Transect programme cruise 27 (AMT27 DY084) on the RRS Discovery, between 23rd September and 5th November 2017. The cruise track between UK and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, passed through both north and south Atlantic gyres. This dataset contributes to the AMT time-series of core oceanographic measurements along a north-south transect of the Atlantic Ocean. Samples were collected on a daily basis at all sampled CTD’s (Total of 77) and depths (according to GO-SHIP protocols), usually from samples in the upper 500m but with some CTD’s to 5000m, using a CTD rosette with 24 x 20L OTE (Ocean Test Equipment) bottles. Samples were analysed within 2-3 hours of collection for nitrate+nitrite, nitrite, phosphate and silicate using a 5-channel Bran and Luebbe AAIII segmented flow, colorimetric, auto-analyser (Brewer and Riley (1965) for nitrate, Grasshoff (1976) for nitrite, and Kirkwood (1989) for phosphate and silicate). Established, proven analytical protocols were used and clean sampling and handling techniques were employed. Certified Nutrient reference materials from KANSO Ltd, Japan (Batch BU), were used during the cruise to ensure good quality control and reliable analytical results.

Temporal coverage 24 September 2017 - 01 November 2017
Spatial coverage 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, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK
Publication date 11 September 2019
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/915141ee-46c9-4da1-e053-6c86abc09800
Short DOI doi:10/dbcn
Citation text Woodward E.M.S.; Harris C.(2019). Atlantic Meridional Transect cruise AMT27 (DY084) micro-molar nutrient measurements from CTD bottle samples during 2017. British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK. doi:10/dbcn.