Bowes, M. et al

Water chemistry data from Lake Akrotiri, Cyprus, and its main inputs, July 2019 - November 2020

Data comprise water chemistry (analysis included phosphorus and nitrogen species, dissolved reactive silicon, suspended solids, chlorophyll, fluoride, chloride, and sulphate) in water samples taken at Lake Akrotiri, Cyprus, and its main inputs between July 2019 and November 2020. The eight monitoring sites included marginal samples from around the lake and also samples of the input canals that drained the surrounding marshes and a drainage pipe.

Publication date: 2021-06-02

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Bowes, M.; Scarlett, P.; Trill, E.; Nicholls, D.; Armstrong, L.; Philippou, M.; Georgiou, M.; Peyton, J.; Taylor, C.; Pescott, O.; Young, E. (2021). Water chemistry data from Lake Akrotiri, Cyprus, and its main inputs, July 2019 - November 2020. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0de897cd-3aa3-45a3-8bff-3bff62c01f30

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2019-07-01    to    2020-11-30

Provenance & quality

In July 2019 the field measurements were taken by UKCEH using a MYRON L Ultrameter II and a YSI DSS pro. Subsequent samples were taken by staff of the Joint Services Health Unit (JSHU) using a YSI DSS pro.

Field samples were filtered immediately through a 0.45 μm Whatman WCN membrane filter. These were analysed in laboratories at UKCEH Wallingford for phosphorus and nitrogen species, dissolved reactive silicon, suspended solids, chlorophyll, fluoride, chloride, and sulphate. Some values are missing due to equipment failure, the different types of probe used to take field samples or because a sample could not be taken due to access.

The samples were taken by experienced field surveyors and the data was checked for anomalous values. All analysis (with the exception of suspended solids) was carried out alongside reference Aquacheck QC standards (LGC Standards, Teddington, UK).

The samples were taken as part of the Darwin Initiative Plus project, which seeks to monitor and understand drivers of change in the Akrotiri wetlands.

Supplemental information

Correspondence/contact details

Peter Scarlett
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Bowes, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scarlett, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Trill, E.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nicholls, D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Armstrong, L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Philippou, M.
JSHU
Georgiou, M.
JSHU
Peyton, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Taylor, C.
MOD
Pescott, O.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Young, E.
Darwin Initiative

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Cyprus Hydrology Lake Akrotiri Water quality
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Funding
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:28