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Data set name

DEEPSEAS - Organic geochemistry data set from the Porcupine and Madeira abyssal plains (1989-1991)

Data holding centreUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom September 1989 to April 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Porcupine and Madeira abyssal plains

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of carbohydrates, phenols, alkanols (alcohols), ethers, aldehydes and ketones in sediment; Sediment lipid concentrations; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Concentration of proteins in sediment

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers; elemental analysers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the current project is to assess the level of correlation between organic matter composition in deep sea sediments and benthic fauna population and activity. To this end a number of multicore have been/are being analysed for lipids, carbohydrates and proteins, using a molecular approach. Quantitative data are available for individual compounds; these have been quality controlled, indicating a precision of measurement of better than 10 per cent for most individual compounds.

OriginatorsUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department
Address

University of Liverpool, Oceanographic Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
PO Box 147
Liverpool
Merseyside
L69 3BX
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 151 794 4090
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1010002
Global identifier253
Last revised2009-11-30