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CALCIFICAT: Production and dissolution of calcium carbonate in coastal sediments [CALCIFICAT: Productie en desintegratie van calciumcarbonaat in kustsedimenten]
Gazeau F., Soetaert K. 2006: Production and dissolution of calcium carbonate in coastal sediments. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

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Data were gathered in the framework of the "Production and dissolution of calcium carbonate in coastal sediments" (CALCIFICAT) project. Estimates for carbonate production and removal have been made for several locations in the Western Scheldt. more

The production of calcium carbonate by benthic organisms is investigated and quantified in the Western Scheldt. Carbonate production will be estimated by combining macrobenthos biomass (available from extensive monitoring studies) with estimates of biomass turnover and CaCO3 production. The fate of this carbonate production will be assessed studying natural processes such as build-up of shell banks, and removal by human exploitation (using cockle and mussel fisheries as examples) and by dissolution. Carbonate dissolution, which is poorly known, will be studied in detail. Carbonate diagenesis will be studied through the state of the art modeling of in situ profiles, obtained by micro-profiling, conventional pore-water and solid phase sampling techniques. The thus obtained regional estimates of carbonate production and removal will then be compared with available estimates for the total carbon cycle in these regions to estimate the contribution of inorganic carbon to the coastal carbon cycle.

Biology, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries), Water composition, Water composition > Bulk chemistry (e.g. pH, TCO2)
Marine, Brackish water, Calcium carbonates, Sediments, Shells, ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Coast, ANE, Netherlands, Sloehaven, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Baalhoek, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Bath, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Breskens, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Hansweert, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Hoedekenskerke, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Perkpolder, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Schor van Waarde, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Terneuzen, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Hoboken, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Lillo, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Punt van Melsele, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Rupelmonde, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Temse, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Zandvliet

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Sloehaven Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 3,6693; Lat: 51,4352 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 3,6998; Lat: 51,4172 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Baalhoek Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,085; Lat: 51,3715 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Bath Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2053; Lat: 51,3923 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Breskens Stations [Marine Regions]
SSvH Breskens
Coordinates: Long: 3,5663; Lat: 51,4127 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Hansweert Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,0197; Lat: 51,436 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Hoedekenskerke Stations [Marine Regions]
Boei 10 Hoedekenskerke
Coordinates: Long: 3,9214; Lat: 51,4173 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Perkpolder Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,0374; Lat: 51,4012 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Schor van Waarde Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,0353; Lat: 51,4262 [WGS84]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Terneuzen Stations [Marine Regions]
W20 Terneuzen
Coordinates: Long: 3,8244; Lat: 51,3489 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,3936; Lat: 51,2249 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Hoboken Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,3264; Lat: 51,1753 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Lillo Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2823; Lat: 51,2979 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Punt van Melsele Stations [Marine Regions]
Boei 105 - Punt van Melsele
Coordinates: Long: 4,3205; Lat: 51,2515 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Rupelmonde Stations [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Temse Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2283; Lat: 51,1191 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Zandvliet Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2412; Lat: 51,3503 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
February 2006 - July 2006

Bicarbonate (HCO3-), Calcium concentration, Isotope 13C-DOC from filtrated water, Isotope C- DIC, Isotope Carbon (C), Isotope O18

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner

Production and dissolution of calcium carbonate in coastal sediments, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-04-12
Information last updated: 2013-05-15
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