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Nitrate, silicate, and phosphate data from Ships of Opportunity in the North Atlantic 2002-2017

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General  
Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period02 May 2002 to 08 October 2017
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The North Atlantic between the UK and the Caribbean.

Observations 
Parameters

Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Description 
Summary

Seawater samples were collected from a series of ships of opportunity transiting between the UK and the Caribbean. Crossings occured almost monthly between May 2002 and October 2017. Roughly 90-100 samples were collected for each return journey from the ships' underway system and were frozen immediately for subsequent laboratory analysis. Nitrate, silicate, and phosphate levels were measured from these seawater samples. This work was funded by 5 different projects over the years - The Carbon variability studies by ships of opportunity (2000-2003), CARBOOCEAN FP6 (2001-2009), Carbochange (2011-2015), FixO3 (2013-2016), and NERC Greenhouse Gas most recently.

OriginatorsNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Data web sitehttps://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/published_data_library/catalogue/10.5285/7a7b497a-c47b-0a69-e053-6c86abc07ef0/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)782 512 0946
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048shipsopportunity_atlantic
Global identifier6870
Last revised2018-11-13