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Data set name

Studies of Phytoplankton Ecology in Loch Striven (1980-1994)

Data holding centreUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 to 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Loch Striven, Argyll, Scotland

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Zooplankton ash-free dry weight biomass per unit volume of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Optical backscatter; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as protein per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as protein per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; current meters; nutrient analysers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; colorimeters; transmissometers; CTD

Description 
Summary

The data are the results of several studies of phytoplankton ecology in relation to hydrography carried out in Loch Striven in 1980 (March - August), 1988 (1 week in June), 1990 (May - June), 1991 (May) and 1994 (mid- March to mid-May). In 1980 - 1991, water samples were taken at regular intervals and analysed for chlorophyll, nutrients and phytoplankton species composition. T-S profiles were made. In 1990-1994, moorings equipped with current meters, transmissometers, fluorometers and (1991 onwards) colour sensors were deployed for periods of 1 to 2 months.

OriginatorsUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
References

Tett, P., Gowen, R., Grantham, B., Jones, K. & Miller, B. S. (1986) The phytoplankton ecology of the Firth of Clyde sea lochs Striven and Fyne., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 90B, 223-238.

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department
Address

University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor, Menai Bridge, Anglesey,
Menai Bridge
Anglesey
LL59 5AB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1248 351151
Emailenquiries@sos.bangor.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1021010
Global identifier348
Last revised2009-11-30