Tye, A. et al

Monthly sampling of riverine chemistry and organic matter for 41 rivers in Great Britain in 2017 as part of the LOCATE project

This dataset contains particulate and dissolved organic carbon concentrations, nutrients (ammonia, nitrates, phosphate), alkalinity, pH, particulate organic nitrogen, delta-C-13 and delta-15-N isotopes, fluorescence and absorbance from river water samples. Data come from 41 rivers from around Great Britain, sampled on a monthly basis during 2017.

LOCATE (Land Ocean CArbon TransfEr) is a multi-disciplinary project that undertakes coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to establish how much carbon from soils is getting into rivers and estuaries and to determine what is happening to it. LOCATE is a multidisciplinary NERC project involving the National Oceanography Centre, the British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, with assistance from the University of Lancaster, University of Durham, University of Hull, the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Environment Agency.

Publication date: 2020-08-13

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You must cite: Tye, A.; Balfour, C.; Bowes, M.; Brown, I. ; Evans, C.; Farr, G.; Felgate, S.; Hargreaves, G.; Kitidis, V.; Lapworth, D. J.; Martin, A. ; Mayor, D. J.; Mounteney, I.; Nightingale, P.; Pickard, A. ; Sanders, R.; Spears, B.; Stephens, J.; Stinchcombe, M.; Torres, R.; Williams, P. ; Williamson, J.; Woodward, M.; Boothroyd, I.; Bowes, M.; Breimann, S.; Burden, A.; Callaghan, N.; Gilbert, P.; Ives, S.; Juergens, M.; Keenan, P.; Hughes, L.; Lichtschlag, A.; Mack, S.; Mallin Martin, D.; Mawji, E.; McDonald, R. ; Olszewska, J. ; Parkes, D.; Pearce, C.; Peel, K.; Perreira, G.; Pugh, J.; Rees, A.; White, D.; Worrall, F.; Yarrow, D. (2020). Monthly sampling of riverine chemistry and organic matter for 41 rivers in Great Britain in 2017 as part of the LOCATE project. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/08223cdd-5e01-43ad-840d-15ff81e58acf

 

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© British Geological Survey (NERC-UKRI)

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2017-01-01    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

One third of rivers in Great Britain were sampled, accounting for approximately 36% of the catchment areas. For each river, a single visit was made once each month to collect water for analysis. Water was sampled using a bottle or bucket and then immediately filtered and/or decanted into other appropriate bottles, prior to being sent for analysis. Temperature was recorded immediately on sampled water. Conductivity was often done in situ but occasionally later in the laboratory if a field instrument was not available. The methods used for all parameters are described in the Supporting Documentation. Additional information on weather and flow and state of river was also recorded. In addition to the precise location of the sampling point, the Supporting Documentation on rivers includes NRFA code, catchment area, land use, standardised annual rainfall, Base Flow Index, altitude and percentage of carbonate rocks in catchment.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Adrian Martin
National Oceanography Centre
 adrian.martin@noc.ac.uk

Authors

Tye, A.
British Geological Survey
Balfour, C.
National Oceanography Centre
Bowes, M.
British Geological Survey
Brown, I.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Evans, C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Farr, G.
British Geological Survey
Felgate, S.
National Oceanography Centre
Hargreaves, G.
National Oceanography Centre
Kitidis, V.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Lapworth, D. J.
British Geological Survey
Martin, A.
National Oceanography Centre
Mayor, D. J.
National Oceanography Centre
Mounteney, I.
British Geological Survey
Nightingale, P.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Pickard, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sanders, R.
National Oceanography Centre
Spears, B.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Stephens, J.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Stinchcombe, M.
National Oceanography Centre
Torres, R.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Williams, P.
British Geological Survey
Williamson, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Woodward, M.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Boothroyd, I.
Durham University
Bowes, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Breimann, S.
National Oceanography Centre
Burden, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Callaghan, N.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gilbert, P.
Univ. of Highlands and Islands
Ives, S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Juergens, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keenan, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hughes, L.
British Geological Survey
Lichtschlag, A.
National Oceanography Centre
Mack, S.
National Oceanography Centre
Mallin Martin, D.
British Geological Survey
Mawji, E.
National Oceanography Centre
McDonald, R.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Olszewska, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Parkes, D.
British Geological Survey
Pearce, C.
National Oceanography Centre
Peel, K.
National Oceanography Centre
Perreira, G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pugh, J.
National Oceanography Centre
Rees, A.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
White, D.
British Geological Survey
Worrall, F.
Durham University
Yarrow, D.
National Oceanography Centre

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NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
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Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
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Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Environment
Keywords
13C,  15N,  absorbance,  absorbance,  alkalinity,  ammonia,  fluorescence,  Hydrology NH4-N,  nitrate,  NO3-N,  particulate organic nitrogen,  pH,  phosphate,  PO4-P,  Water quality
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:39