Levy, P.E.; Leeson, S.R.

Nitrous oxide emissions from Whim peatbog after thirteen years of experimental nitrogen deposition

The data set contains fluxes of nitrous oxide (N2O) from Whim peatbog in central Scotland, measured using chamber methods. A nitrogen deposition experiment was carried out at the site, where nitrogen was applied in different forms (ammonium, nitrate, and ammonia) at doses from zero to ~100 kg N per ha per year. Flux measurements were made over a six month period starting at the end of March, 2012. The experiment was begun in 2002 under the NERC Global Nitrogen Enrichment (GaNE) programme, and continued under various funding sources.

Publication date: 2017-12-01

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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: Levy, P.E.; Leeson, S.R. (2017). Nitrous oxide emissions from Whim peatbog after thirteen years of experimental nitrogen deposition. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7c1dd26a-5df5-4b90-854b-70d0d97eb78a


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Study area
Temporal extent
2010-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Leeson, S.R., Levy, P.E., van Dijk, N., Drewer, J., Robinson, S., Jones, M.R., Kentisbeer, J., Washbourne, I., Sutton, M.A., and Sheppard, L.J.: Nitrous oxide emissions from a peatbog after thirteen years of experimental nitrogen deposition, Biogeosciences Discuss., in review, 2016

Provenance & quality

The data were collected using the static chamber method. Gas samples were taken from chambers in the field via syringe and injected into vials for storage and later analysis. Samples were analysed on a gas chromatagraph (GC) in the lab. Concentrations were calculated from GC peak areas, calibrated against standard gases of known concentration. Fluxes were calculated from the concentration change in each chamber by linear and non-linear regression using the R package RCflux. Fluxes are expressed as nmoles of nitrous oxide per square metre per second. Each flux has an associated 95 % confidence interval, based on the regression fit, which gives a guide to the reliability and uncertainty of each measurement.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Peter Levy
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB
United Kingdom


Levy, P.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Leeson, S.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)


Topic categories
Environment , Biota ,
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Climate and climate change Ecosystem services Pollution