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Phytoplankton and environmental study in the Southern North Sea between 1974 and 1978
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Smeets J.; Louis A.; Laboratorium voor Hydrobiologie. KUL: Belgium; (2019): Phytoplankton and environmental study in the Southern North Sea between 1974 and 1978. Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/340
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Description
Abundance of phytoplankton species and related environmental parameters for 8 zones in the Southern North Sea between October 1974 and October 1978. The data were digitized from technical reports in the frame of the 4DEMON project. more

A total of 2417 water samples were taken at different depths (0-5-10-15m) at 8 zones (4 East and 4 West) in Belgian waters between 02 October 1974 and 19 October 1978. The dataset provides information on abundances and densities (cell counts per liter) of the most abundant phytoplankton species and an overview is given on corresponding abiotic components to describe the dynamic and chemical character of the environment.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Water composition
Keywords:
Marine, Environmental variables, Phytoplankton, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight Stations [Marine Regions]
West1
Coordinates: Long: 2,9111; Lat: 51,2417 [WGS84]
West2
Coordinates: Long: 2,7417; Lat: 51,2556 [WGS84]
West3
Coordinates: Long: 2,5972; Lat: 51,2681 [WGS84]
West4
Coordinates: Long: 2,4028; Lat: 51,275 [WGS84]
Oost1
Coordinates: Long: 3,1972; Lat: 51,3431 [WGS84]
Oost2
Coordinates: Long: 3,175; Lat: 51,3431 [WGS84]
Oost3
Coordinates: Long: 3,0889; Lat: 51,4264 [WGS84]
Oost4
Coordinates: Long: 2,9611; Lat: 51,4764 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2 October 1974 - 19 October 1978
Two-weekly

Parameters
Air temperature, Ammonium (NH4+), Calcium (Ca), Chlorine (Cl), Chlorophyll c, Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Conductivity, Density, Depth, Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg), Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrite (NO2-), Organic matter (OM), Oxygen (O) in gas, Oxygen (O) saturation, Phosphate (PO43-), Phytoplankton abundance, Potassium (K), Silica (SiO2), Sulphate (SO42-), suspended, Temperature in water, Transparency, Wind direction, Wind force

Contributors
KU Leuven (KULeuven)data creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historical phytoplankton and environmental research data from the Laboratory for Hydrobiology, KULeuven
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Marine phytoplankton community composition data from the Belgian part of the North Sea, 1968-2010

Project
4DEMON: 4 Decades of Belgian Marine monitoring: uplifting historical data to today's needs

Publication
Based on this dataset
Smeets, J. (1980). Ekologische en fytoplanktonische studie van de zuidelijke Noordzeewateren (met inbegrip van geofysische en hydrodynamische gegevens). PhD Thesis. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL): Leuven. vol. 1-3 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-25
Information last updated: 2020-02-24
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