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Data set name

North Atlantic pCO2 data set (1989-1991)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1989 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North East Atlantic, primarily around 20° W

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Anemometers; thermosalinographs; discrete water samplers; dissolved gas sensors; gas chromatographs

Description 
Summary

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.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

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.

Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityAcademic
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 identifier1053022
Global identifier702
Last revised2009-10-15