Studies of Phytoplankton Ecology in Loch Striven (1980-1994)
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences|
|Time period||From 1980 to 1994|
Loch Striven, Argyll, Scotland
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); 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; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Fluorometers; current meters; nutrient analysers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; colorimeters; transmissometers; CTD
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.
|Originators||University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences|
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.
|Organisation||University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences|
|Contact||Head of Department|
University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
|Telephone||+44 1248 351151|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|