Whiteford, E. J.; van Hardenbroek, M.; McGowan, S.; Jones, V. J.; Edwards, M.E.; Langdon, P. G.; Anderson, N. J.

Nutrient chemistry of Arctic Lakes in Greenland, Norway, Russia and Alaska

This dataset contains nutrient chemistry data from 14 lakes in the Arctic region: 4 in Russia and Alaska and 3 in Greenland and Norway. Nutrient chemistry was measured on one occasion only at each lake, with date of collection ranging from 01/04/2011 to 14/03/2014. The following nutrients were measured: total phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus, total nitrogen, nitrate, ammonium, chlorophyll a, silicate, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulphate, chloride and dissolved organic carbon. All nutrients were measured using standardised methods and the same methods were used between lake samples. The data were collected as part of the Lakes and the Arctic Carbon Cycle (LAC) project, which is funded under NERC's Arctic Research Programme.

Publication date: 2015-06-30

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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: Whiteford, E. J.; van Hardenbroek, M.; McGowan, S.; Jones, V. J.; Edwards, M.E.; Langdon, P. G.; Anderson, N. J. (2015). Nutrient chemistry of Arctic Lakes in Greenland, Norway, Russia and Alaska . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b6f1e1a4-1f3b-4b74-99e5-651ade10f32c

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2011-04-01    to    2014-03-14

Provenance & quality

As data were generated, checks were made to ensure linear standard curves and raw spectrophotometric readings fit within the absorbance on the standard curve. Where necessary, standard curves were adjusted accordingly. Checks were made in cases where the absorbance was below detection levels of the spectrophotometer. Calculations from quadratic equations were checked for errors before data was accepted. Water chemistry values were checked against data from previous water samples taken at the same locations.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Erika Whiteford
Loughborough University
Geography Building (60), Central Park
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
UK
E.J.Whiteford@lboro.ac.uk

Authors

Whiteford, E. J.
Loughborough University
van Hardenbroek, M.
University of Southampton
McGowan, S.
University of Nottingham
Jones, V. J.
University College London
Edwards, M.E.
University of Southampton
Langdon, P. G.
University of Southampton
Anderson, N. J.
Loughborough University

Other contacts

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

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
Alaska ammonium,  Arctic calcium,  carbon,  chloride,  chlorophyll a,  Greenland magnesium,  nitrate,  nitrogen,  Norway phosphorusphosphorus,  potassium,  Russia silicate,  sodium,  sulphate