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Data set name

Eisenex 2000 Gas Exchange Data from the Southern Ocean (2000)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNovember-December 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern Ocean, approximately 1000 miles off South African coast

Observations 
Parameters

Metal uptake rates in the water column; Gas fluxes between the water column and the atmosphere; Dissolved noble gas concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Primary production in the water column; Raw gas analyser output; Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column; Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in the water column; Organic sulphur compound dynamics in the water column

Instruments

Dissolved gas sensors; gas chromatographs; electron microprobes

Description 
Summary

The aim of the EisenEx experiment was to 'fertilise' a patch of water - along isopycnal surfaces - with added iron and monitor the effects on productivity and gas exchange. Sulphur hexafluoride was used as a tracer to mark the patch of iron-enriched water. Measurements of helium were made to quantify the ensuing gas exchange

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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 identifier1053037
Global identifier718
Last revised2009-12-01