Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Thacker, S.A.; Quinton, J.N.

Phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen concentrations in UK soil mineral fractions, 2013-2014

This dataset includes soil mass, organic phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen concentrations for light and heavy fractions, obtained from soils collected from UK habitats. The dataset includes 20 soils, collected from the Ribble, Avon and Conwy catchments in the North West, South and North Wales respectively. Samples were split into light and heavy fractions using a physicochemical fractionation method. The dataset also includes recoveries of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus as a measure of the efficacy of the fractionation method. Extra data on sampling location, catchments conditions and bulk soil texture are also included in this dataset.

Publication date: 2020-02-07

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Adams, J.; Tipping, E.; Thacker, S.A.; Quinton, J.N. (2020). Phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen concentrations in UK soil mineral fractions, 2013-2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e6e9a85c-b537-4110-899f-2c1498bc826c

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2014-12-31

Provenance & quality

Soil samples had been collected in a survey of the catchments of the Rivers Avon (Hampshire), Conwy (N Wales), Dee (NE Scotland), and Ribble (NW England) carried out between 2013 and 2015 (Toberman et al. 2016). Samples had been bulked from 6 or 10 separate cores, and included both topsoils and subsoils. We chose 20 soils to provide a range of SOM contents, and with sufficient light material to analyse. Most soils were under semi natural vegetation, three were from improved grassland. Arable soils were not analysed owing to their low contents of light material. We applied a modified physicochemical density fractionation method based on previously published procedures.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

The Long Term Large Scale Project [LTLS]

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
Thacker, S.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Quinton, J.N.
Lancaster University

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Soil
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
11 February 2020 08:50