Maberly, S.C. et al

Surface temperature, surface oxygen, water clarity, water chemistry and phytoplankton chlorophyll a data from Windermere South Basin, 1945 to 2013

This is a long-term monitoring dataset of surface temperature, surface oxygen, water clarity, water chemistry and phytoplankton chlorophyll a from weekly or fortnightly sampling at the South Basin of Windermere in Cumbria, England that began in 1945 for some variables. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association but have been collected by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989. The data available to download comprise surface temperature (TEMP) in degree Celsius, surface oxygen saturation (OXYG) in % air-saturation, Secchi depth (SECC) in metres, alkalinity (ALKA) in µg per litre as CaCO3 and pH. Ammonium (NH4N), nitrate (NO3N), soluble reactive phosphate (PO4P), total phosphorus (TOTP), dissolved reactive silicon expressed as SiO2 (SIO2) and phytoplankton chlorophyll a (TOCA) are all given in µg per litre. Water samples are based on a sample integrated from 0 to 5 m (1945-1962), 0 to 10m (1962-1964) and 0 to 7m (1964 onwards). Measurements are made from a boat at a marked location (buoy) at the deepest part of the lake. All data are from March 1945 until the end of 2013.

Publication date: 2017-04-25

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

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You must cite: Maberly, S.C.; Brierley, B.; Carter, H.T.; Clarke, M.A.; De Ville, M.M.; Fletcher, J.M.; James, J.B.; Keenan, P.; Kelly, J.L.; Mackay, E.B.; Parker, J.E.; Patel, M.; Pereira, M.G.; Rhodes, G.; Tanna, B.; Thackeray, S.J.; Vincent, C.J.; Feuchtmayr, H. (2017). Surface temperature, surface oxygen, water clarity, water chemistry and phytoplankton chlorophyll a data from Windermere South Basin, 1945 to 2013. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e3c4d368-215d-49b2-8e12-74c99c4c3a9d

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1945-03-01    to    2013-12-31

Provenance & quality

Water samples are based on a sample integrated from 0 to 5m (1945-1962), 0 to 10m (1962-1964) and 0 to 7 m (1964 onwards). Measurements are made from a boat at a marked location (buoy) at the deepest part of the lake. Samples were analysed in Freshwater Biological Association/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology laboratories.

Correspondence/contact details

Feuchtmayr, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Maberly, S.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brierley, B.
Freshwater Biological Association
Carter, H.T.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clarke, M.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
De Ville, M.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Fletcher, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
James, J.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keenan, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Kelly, J.L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mackay, E.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Parker, J.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Patel, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pereira, M.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rhodes, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tanna, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thackeray, S.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Vincent, C.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Feuchtmayr, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Environmental survey fortnightly,  Monitoring and observation systems Water quality Water resources weekly
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities