Nutrient Distribution in the Tamar estuary, south west England (June 1977 - August 1978)
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
|Time period||From June 1977 to August 1978|
Tamar Estuary, Plymouth, south west England
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Fluorometers; continuous water samplers; particulates samplers; salinity sensor; pH sensors; autoanalysers; electron microprobes; dissolved gas sensors
Nutrient analyses were obtained by deploying a Technicon II AutoAnalyser system in a continuously recording manner during axial traverses of the estuary aboard a 12m length flat bottomed Rotork Seatruck. A submersible pump fixed at a depth of 1m provided a primary supply of estuarine water from which subsidiary streams were tapped for measurement of salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and chlorophyll fluorescence. On each day's investigation, a single axial traverse covering some 20 to 30km was completed in approximately 2.5 hours and was repeated between two and five times. Ten surveys were carried out between June 1977 and August 1978.
|Originators||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Morris, A.W., Bale, A.J. and Howland, R.J.M. (1981) Nutrient distributions in an estuary: Evidence of chemical precipitation of dissolved silicate and phosphate., Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Vol 12(2): 205-216.; Morris, A.W., Bale, A.J. and Howland, R.J.M. (1982) Chemical variability in the Tamar estuary, south-west England., Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 14(6): 649-661.
|Organisation||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|Telephone||+44 1752 633100|
|Facsimile||+44 (0)1752 633101|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|