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West coast of Scotland Loch Eil nutrient data (1975-1977)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 18 November 1975 to 23 March 1977
Geographical area

Loch Eil and control station by Greag Island, west of Dunstaffnage, Argyll, west coast of Scotland


Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column


Fluorometers; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor


Three stations in Loch Eil and one control station at Greag Islands. Monthly sampling from 18 November 1975 until 23 March 1977, except for January 1977. Various standard depths through the water column.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science

Grantham, B. (1981) The Loch Eil Project: Chlorophyll a and nutrients in the water column from Loch Eil., Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Vol 55(2-3): 283-297.

OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)

Scottish Association for Marine Science

PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049025
Global identifier664
Last revised2009-12-01