The dataset contains daytime and nighttime averages of oxygen production and consumption rates from representative sites at six rivers within sub-catchments of contrasting geology (clay, greensand, chalk) of the Hampshire River Avon catchment (UK). Rates were obtained for the benthic compartment using the non-invasive Aquatic Eddy Co-variance (AEC) and in the water column with sample incubations during seasonal field campaigns conducted between spring 2013 and winter 2014.
Publication date: 2016-11-16
All data were generated by the authors. As the presented data depended on measured physical parameters, checks were made to ensure that each instrument was properly calibrated and serviced prior to each campaign to keep accuracy and precision within the manufacturer tolerances. The time series of dissolved oxygen and 3D flow velocity were properly despiked, and quality controls were in place at each step of the actual flux calculations, following established protocols.