Dataset
Solute concentrations in water samples from clearfelled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems, Kershope Forest

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The dataset consists of solute concentrations (Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Aluminium, Phosphate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chlorine, Sulphate), also pH and suspended solids, in waters sampled from clear felled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems in Kershope Forest, Cumbria, UK. Water samples were collected from the ecosystem of a Sitka spruce plantation at weekly intervals for six years. The drainage system of the site had been designed to divide the plantation into a series of artificial catchments, three of which were designated experimental plots and clearfelled in the second year of sampling while three others were the control plots which remained unfelled until the end of the study. This work formed part of a programme of field and laboratory work to determine the effects of felling plantation forest on soil processes. Samples were collected by staff from the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) between 1981 and 1987.

Publication date: 2014-08-28

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

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Adamson, J.K. (2014). Solute concentrations in water samples from clearfelled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems, Kershope Forest. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3f22ef89-22d3-4876-a99e-7ee28f775e0e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1981-06-17    to    1987-12-31

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Samples were collected by staff from the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE), Merlewood, Grange over Sands, Cumbria between 1981 and 1987. Chemical analysis of samples was undertaken by the Chemical Analysis Section, ITE Merlewood, Cumbria. Data have since been managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Please see online supporting information for further details.

Authors

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
drainage water
forests
soil
Other keywords
Water Resources
Water quality
Parr Section
Discipline keywords
hydrology
forestry
chemistry
Place keywords
Great Britain
Cumbria
Theme keywords
Environmental monitoring facilities
Theme keywords
clear felling
clearcutting
Conifers
Sitka spruce
soil processes

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1305730313657
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/3f22ef89-22d3-4876-a99e-7ee28f775e0e
doi:10.5285/3f22ef89-22d3-4876-a99e-7ee28f775e0e

Metadata

Record identifier
3f22ef89-22d3-4876-a99e-7ee28f775e0e
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-10-16T10:29:05