Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Bryant, C.L.; Helliwell, R.C.; Quinton, J.

Freshwater particulate organic radiocarbon for four major UK catchments, 2013-2014

This dataset includes radiocarbon (14C) content and d13C for river water samples collected across the UK. Samples were concentrated to four major catchments - the Ribble, Conwy, Hampshire Avon and Scottish Dee. Samples were collected at high flow. The dataset also includes suspended particulate matter concentration and % organic carbon content.

Publication date: 2020-02-13

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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: Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Bryant, C.L.; Helliwell, R.C.; Quinton, J. (2020). Freshwater particulate organic radiocarbon for four major UK catchments, 2013-2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4962468f-54c4-49ff-adb8-03e9e88cffdd

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2014-12-31

Provenance & quality

We collected 5 litre water samples from the tidal limit of four major catchments in the UK (Ribble, Hampshire Avon, Conwy, Scottish Dee) in high-density polyethylene bottles. To minimise risk of carbon contamination, all equipment used during sampling and processing was new or acid-washed and all samples were managed in a radiocarbon tracer-free laboratory. For the Ribble, Conwy and Dee sites samples were collected during high-flow events. For the Avon, which has a much less flashy flow regime, they were taken at regular intervals throughout one year. High flow events were identified from daily river levels measured at gauging stations near the sampling sites, and made available on-line by the Environment Agency of England and Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. During the period October 2013-October 2014, four samples were taken for most of the sites, but only three each at the Gairn and Dee A sites. Additional 500 or 1000 mL samples were collected for the determination of SPMconcentration and the carbon content of the SPM.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Jess Adams
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Adams, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tipping, E.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bryant, C.L.
NERC Radiocarbon Facility
Helliwell, R.C.
The James Hutton Institute
Quinton, J.
Lancaster University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Environmental survey
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
19 February 2020 12:01