5 years of plankton monitoring in Southampton Water and the Solent including FerryBox, Dock Monitor and discrete sample data

Holley, S.E. ORCID:; Purdie, D.A.; Hydes, D.J.; Hartman, M.C.. 2007 5 years of plankton monitoring in Southampton Water and the Solent including FerryBox, Dock Monitor and discrete sample data. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 66pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Research and Consultancy Report 31)

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The Environment Agency (EA) has to make a eutrophication status assessment of the Solent and its harbours every four years. This requires a review of the frequency and magnitude of phytoplankton blooms. To assist with this process SOC has prepared this report to provide a "meta-data base" describing the relevant data sets collected by SOC between 1999 and 2003. It provides details of :- (1) methods used to collect the data (2) errors associated with the methods (3) calibration and quality control procedures used (4) changes in procedures (5) references to technical reports and theses containing detailed descriptions of the methods used. Changes in concentrations of chlorophyll in relation to concentrations of nutrients at SOC study sites in Southampton Water are plotted in graphs. The occurrence of bloom events and processes of bloom limitation are described. In particular observations of the variation of chlorophyll concentrations made using the FerryBox route between Town Quay Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight are described and the development of the systems and associated problems are detailed. The information is presented as (i) graphs of the whole data set at all locations against time for each year (ii) 3D maps of the variation in concentrations with location and time (iii) time series for single locations along the FerryBox track.

Item Type: Publication - Report (Other)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Deposited at the request of D.A. Purdie. Major revision of SOC Research & Consultancy Report No. 82 (2004). Report now made completely open access 07/01/2013.
Additional Keywords: eutrophication, FerryBox, monitoring, nutrients, plankton blooms, Solent, Southampton Water, time seriesmacrobethos, Megacorer, pockmarks, salt diapirs, SE Atlantic, seabed, sediment particle size, sediments, species diversity, total nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon
Date made live: 27 Nov 2007 +0 (UTC)

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