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Nitrogen cycling in the Westerschelde Estuary in 2003
Andersson M., Middelburg J. 2003: Nitrogen cycling in the Westerschelde Estuary in 2003. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

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During 2003, 4 cruises were conducted with RV 'Luctor' in January, April, July and October, 1 in each of 4 seasons. Five stations were sampled during every cruise. The stations were of fixed salinity but their exact location varied depending on tide and discharge. more

The salinities of the 5 stations were 0, 2, 8, 18 and 28, and these numbers are used as station names from this point onwards. Station 0 was located close to Dendermonde, Belgium, 122 km from the mouth of the estuary, whereas Station 28 was located at the mouth of the estuary, close to Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Water was sampled in 20 L Niskin bottles from approximately 2 m depth and subsampled immediately after retrieval of each bottle.

Water composition > Nutrients
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
January 2003 - October 2003

Urea uptake dark
Urea uptake light

Based on this dataset
Andersson, M. [s.d.]. De stikstofkringloop in een troebel getijdenestuarium = Nitrogen cycling in a turbid, tidal estuary. Mededelingen Faculteit Geowetenschappen Universiteit Utrecht, 282. PhD Thesis. [S.n.]: Utrecht. ISBN 978-90-5744-147-9. 172 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2008-11-03
Information last updated: 2009-10-08
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