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Data set name

Irish Sea Fronts Study data 1976-1983

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1976-1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Irish Sea and Liverpool Bay

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Bacterial growth; Zooplankton dry weight biomass per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton ash-free dry weight biomass per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton carbon biomass per unit area of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Bacterial consumption in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Bacterial production in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as protein per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as protein per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; discrete water samplers; in-situ incubators; autoanalysers; nutrient analysers; CTD

Description 
Summary

The project was a biological study of shallow-sea tidal mixing fronts; the first multidisciplinary study of fronts, including seasonal coverage.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Scrope-Howe, S., and Jones, D.A. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front V. Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Western Irish Sea, April 1980 to November 1981., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 501-519.; Kassab, J.Y., Whitaker, C.J., and Floodgate, G.D. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front VI. A General Statistical Study., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 521-554.; Fogg, G.E., Egan, B., Floodgate, G.D., Jones, D.A., Kassab, J.Y., Lochte, K., Rees, E.I.S. Scrope-Howe, S. and Turley, C.M. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front VII. The Frontal Ecosystems., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 555-571.; Egan, B. and Floodgate, G.D. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front II. The Distribution of Bacteria., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 435-444.; Lochte, K. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front III. Seasonal and Spatial Distribution of Heterotrophic Uptake of Glucose., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 445-469.; Turley, C.M. (1985) Biological Studies in the Vicinity of a Shallow-Sea Tidal Mixing Front IV. Seasonal and Spatial Distribution of Urea and Its Uptake by Phytoplankton., Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol 310(1146): 471-500.

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 identifier1053032
Global identifier713
Last revised2009-12-01