North Atlantic pCO2 data set (1989-1991)
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
|Time period||From 1989 to 1991|
North East Atlantic, primarily around 20° W
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column
Anemometers; thermosalinographs; discrete water samplers; gas chromatographs; dissolved gas sensors
Data were collected on UK BOFS cruises during 1989, 1990 and 1991. The system provides surface pCO2, at in-situ temperature. It can also be used in 'discrete' mode to measure pCO2 in water bottle samples at a constant temperature of 12° C. Primary data collection is via the ship's non-toxic sea water supply, obtained from a depth of 2-3m. Sea water is pumped into a 300l volume header tank situated above the main laboratory, then fed by gravity through darkened tubing to the instruments. Other supporting data collected simultaneously include temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and wind speed and direction.
|Originators||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Robertson, J.E., Watson, A.J., Langdon, C., Ling, R.D. and Wood, J.W. (1993) Diurnal variation in surface pCO2 and O2 at 60° N, 20° W in the North Atlantic., Deep Sea Research II, Vol. 40(1-2): 409-422.; Savidge, G., Turner, D.R., Burkhill, P.H., Watson, A.J., Angel, M.V., Pingree, R.D., Leach, H and Richards, K.J. (1992) The BOFS 1990 Spring Bloom Experiment: temporal evolution and spatial variability of the hydrographic field., Progress in Oceanography Vol. 29(3): 235-281.
|Organisation||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|Telephone||+44 1752 633100|
|Facsimile||+44 (0)1752 633101|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|