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Data set name

Strangford Lough Trophic Status

Data holding centreQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodJuly 1993-December 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

CTD; inapplicable; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

A spatial survey of Strangford Lough at 15 stations on 53 occasions between July 1993 - December 1995 was completed to determine the trophic status of Strangford Lough. In addition nutreint inputs to the lough were calculated and mathematical modelling used to evaluate the effectiveness of management options.

OriginatorsQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
References

Service, M., Durrant, A.E., Mills, J.A., Taylor, J.E. and Faughey, D. (1996) The trophic status of two northern Irish Sea loughs., Journal of Coastal Conservation, 2(1): 159-168.; Service, M., Durrant, A.E., Faughey, D., Mills, J.A and Taylor, J.E. (1998) Sources of nutrients to the coastal waters of Northern Ireland. In: Eutrophication in Irish Waters: 64-70., Wilson, J.G.; Taylor, J. and Service, M. (1997) The Trophic Status of Strangford Lough., Queens University of Belfast, Department of Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Report to EHS.

Availability 
OrganisationQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactMatt Service
Address

Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Centre, Newforge Lane
Belfast

BT9 5PX
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 255502
Emailmatt.service@dardni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1105003
Global identifier906
Last revised2009-05-22