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Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM), inorganic nutrients, chlorophyll a and particulate organic carbon (POC) in Mwtapa, Shirazi and Ramisi creeks (Kenya) sampled between August and October 1999
Citable as data publication
Mutua A.K.; Daro M.H.; Ecological Marine Management Programme (ECOMAMA); Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek; Vakgroep Biologie; Faculteit Wetenschappen. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM), inorganic nutrients, chlorophyll a and particulate organic carbon (POC) in Mwtapa, Shirazi and Ramisi creeks (Kenya) sampled between August and October 1999. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/141
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Abiotic data (salinity, Secchi depth, temperature, pH, concentrations of inorganic nutrients, Chlorophyll a, POC, phytoplankton carbon, dry weight, detritus) for water samples taken at Shirazi (and Ramisi estuarine stations) and Mtwapa creek from August to October 1999. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Mutua, A.K. (2000). Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in Mtwapa Creek and Funzi Bay - Kenya. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 69 pp. more

Surface water concentrations of inorganic nutrients and suspended particulate matter (SPM) components were examined and compared between Mtwapa and Shirazi creeks in Kenya. This was aimed at assessing the ecological situation of the two creeks and determine the influence of sewage discharge. The results obtained were further compared with those from Ramisi, an estuarine system.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Water composition > Nutrients, Water composition > Suspended matter - turbidity
Keywords:
Marine, Environmental factors, Sewage disposal, ISW, Kenyan Coast

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenyan Coast Stations [Marine Regions]
Shirazi Creek
Mwtapa Creek
Ramisi Creek

Temporal coverage
24 August 1999 - 6 October 1999
Weekly

Parameters
Ammonia (NH3), Chlorophyll a, Nitrate (NO3-), Particulate organic carbon (POC), pH, Phosphate (PO43-), Phytoplankton carbon (C), Salinity, Secchi depth, Suspended particulate matter (SPM), Temperature, Total detritus

Contributors
University of Nairobi, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Ecological Marine Management Programme (ECOMAMA), moredata creator Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Mutua, A.K. (2000). Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in Mtwapa Creek and Funzi Bay - Kenya. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 69 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-04-16
Information last updated: 2016-05-11
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