Mean daily flow and water chemistry data collected from the Tarland Burn, recorded between 2000-2010. Water chemistry determinands measured include: total dissolved phosphorus (TDP), soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP), total phosphorous (TP), particulate phosphorus (PP), nitrate (NO3-N), ammonium (NH4-N) and suspended sediments (SS); water chemistry measurements are in units of mg l-1 for all determinands. Sampling for water chemistry took place at a weekly frequency between 2000 and the end of 2003, with some daily sampling during rainfall events. Daily samples were then collected between February 2004 and June 2005. After June 2005, infrequent irregular sampling took place, with fewer determinands. Mean daily flow, in m3s-1, was also recorded.
The Tarland Burn is a tributary of the River Dee (northeast Scotland). The samples were collected at Coull (WGS84 57.111, -2.810; OSGB 351050, 802540).
Publication date: 2016-01-15
Water chemistry data: Sub-daily sampling took place during storms during 2004 and 2005, with 2 to 6 samples per day. Sub-daily data were converted to daily means. Samples were collected via a combination of grab sampling (pre 2004 and post 2005) and auto-sampler. Suspended sediment concentrations were determined gravimetrically on filter papers. Filtrates were analysed for total dissolved phosphorus (TDP), nitrate and ammonium. Unfiltered samples were manually digested by a persulphate autoclave procedure, then analysed as molybdate reactive P to give total P (TP). Particulate P (PP) was calculated as the difference between TP and TDP. Details of sampling protocol, autosampler set-up and analytical methods are given in  
Discharge data: Daily mean flow was derived from 15 minute discharge data, with a 'day' classed as 9am 8:45am, for compatibility with Met Office rainfall data. The 15 minute discharge data was derived from stage information.
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