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General
Data set name

Nitrogen assimilation rates, methane and nitrous oxide concentrations in the Southern Ocean (1987-1992)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom December 1987 to February 1988; from December 1989 to February 1990; from October to December 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South Georgia to the Scotia Sea; Bellinghausen Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Bacterial growth; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Bacterial consumption in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Bacterial production in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; dissolved gas sensors; gas chromatographs; CTD undulators; CTD

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises data collected on three multidisciplinary cruises in the Southern Ocean (RRS John Biscoe 8, RRS John Biscoe 10, and RRS James Clark Ross 2) with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Upstill-Goddard, R.C., Rees, A.P., Owens, N.J.P. (1996) Simultaneous high-precision measurements of methane and nitrous oxide in water and seawater by single phase equilibration gas chromatography., Deep Sea Research I Vol 43(10): 1669-1682.; Bury, S.J., Owen, N.J.P., and Preston, T. (1995) 13C and 15N uptake by phytoplankton in the marginal ice zone of the Bellingshausen Sea., Deep-Sea Research II Vol 42(4-5): 1225-1252.; Whitehouse, M.J., Priddle, J., and Woodward, E.M.S. (1995) Spatial variability of inorganic nutrients in the marginal ice zone of the Bellingshausen Sea during the Austral spring., Deep-Sea Research II Vol 42(4-5): 1047-1058.; Rees, A.P., Owens, N.J.P. and Upstill-Goddard, R.C. (1997) Nitrous oxide in the Bellingshausen sea and Drake Passage., Journal of Geophysical Research 102: 3383-3391.; Owens, N.J.P., Priddle, J., and Whitehouse, M.J. (1991) Variations in phytoplanktonic nitrogen assimilation around South Georgia and in the Bransfield Strait (Southern Ocean)., Marine Chemistry 35: 287–304.

Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth
England
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 633100
Facsimile+44 (0)1752 633101
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053006
Global identifier687
Last revised2009-12-01