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Data set name

River Eden estuary, east coast of Scotland, nitrogen cycling (1976-1979)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1976 to 1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

River Eden estuary, Fife, Scotland

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria generic abundance in sediment; Bacterial growth; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material; Bacterial consumption in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Bacterial production in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrification rate in the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in sediment

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

Nitrogen cycling parameters and bacterial numbers were collected to study the rates of sediment nitrification and denitrification in nutrient lenses in the sediments of the River Eden estuary (Fife, Scotland)

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Owens, N.J.P. and Stewart, W.D.P. (1983) Enteromorpha and the cycling of nitrogen in a small estuary., Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 17(3): 287-296.

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 identifier1053013
Global identifier694
Last revised2009-12-01