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MADS - Marine phytoplankton

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Dataset contains species abundances and volumes of micro-algae and data on chlorophyll a. more

Phytoplankton Phytoplankton is monitored as part of the Danish national monitoring programme. Chlorophyll (a) concentration is used as an indirect measure of total phytoplankton biomass in most areas. In addition, at a smaller number of stations, phytoplankton is characterised and quantified (as carbon biomass) from microscopy. Water samples for microscopy are integrated samples representing the top 10m of the water column. Samples are collected using an integrating hose or as discrete samples from several depths mixed prior to analysis. Data Species abundance and volume of micro-algae are avaible, together with Chla data. Information on sampling locations within the Danish national marine monitoring program (NOVA 2003) and download of data can be accessed through the MADS website.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine, Chlorophyll, Long-term monitoring, Phytoplankton, Plankton, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Belt Sea, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belt Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1979 - 2011

University of Aarhus; National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
MADS: The Danish national database for marine data, more
Following version:
Phytoplankton data for Danish marine monitoring (ODAM) from 1988 - 2016, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-22
Information last updated: 2010-01-22
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