Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Feuchtmayr, H.; Carter, H.T.; Keenan, P.

Measured and modelled dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations, and measured chlorophyll concentration, for UK freshwaters and freshwater mesocosms, 2014-2015

This dataset includes measured DOC concentration, and modelled DOC concentration derived from UV-visible absorbance spectra. We also include measured chlorophyll concentration, pH and conductivity. The natural water samples were collected from freshwater ecosystems in the UK, and site names and locations. Samples were also collected at set intervals throughout the year, from mesocosm experiments simulating natural lake ecosystems. Data on measured and modelled DOC concentration, chlorophyll concentration, pH and conductivity for the mesocosms sampled, are also included.

Publication date: 2020-02-07

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

You must cite: Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Feuchtmayr, H.; Carter, H.T.; Keenan, P. (2020). Measured and modelled dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations, and measured chlorophyll concentration, for UK freshwaters and freshwater mesocosms, 2014-2015. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/6abbc357-1b69-49b4-be28-a77eb7bc6c7f

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-06-01    to    2015-08-31

Provenance & quality

We collected surface water samples representative of different states of eutrophication (defined by concentration of chlorophyll a [Chl-a]) and DOM sources, from catchments in the north of England during summer and autumn 2014 and 2015. Additionally, we collected samples from 4 mesocosm experiments from the CEH aquatic mesocosm facility (CAMF; http://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/research-facility/aquatic-mesocosm-facility). The four mesocosms represented a range of treatments, including heating and nutrient addition. Identification of the dominant algal classes was conducted, which included Chlorophyceae and Cyanophyceae, with a bloom of Euglena in mesocosm 7 in the early summer. For our analyses, a 500 mL sample was collected from the 4 mesocosms, and 1L samples from the natural study sites, in pre-rinsed vessels.

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
Feuchtmayr, H.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Carter, H.T.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keenan, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
13 March 2020 14:33