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Ocean acidification effects on nitrification in natural sediment communities from Belgian part of the North Sea
Citable as data publication
Braeckman, U.; Marine Biology Research Group - Ugent, Belgium (2014). Ocean acidification effects on nitrification in natural sediment communities from Belgian part of the North Sea.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Laboratory measurements of biogeochemical fluxes in acidified and natural sediments from the Belgian part of the North Sea more

The dataset contains measurements of sediment-water fluxes of oxygen, ammonium, nitrate and estimated nitrification rates from station 115bis and 330 in February and April 2012 under natural and acidified conditions. In the acidified conditions, the overlying seawater pH was set 0.3 pH units lower compared to natural conditions (~ pH 8.1), which is the situation expected by 2100. Next to biogeochemical rates, also macrobenthic community data are provided, as well as chlorophyll-a content of the sediment.

Water composition > Bulk chemistry (e.g. pH, TCO2), Water composition > Nutrients
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Data, Fine sandy sediments, Ocean acidification, Permeable sediments, Phytoplankton blooms, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Belgium, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
Belgium, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 February 2012 - 8 May 2012

chlorophyll-a in sediment Methodology , Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, NHx flux at sediment-water interface, Nitrification Methodology , NOx flux at sediment-water interface, phaeophytin in sediment Methodology , Sediment Community Oxygen Consumption (SCOC) Methodology , Vertical oxygen profiles in the sediment, Vertical pH profiles in the sedment
chlorophyll-a in sediment: HPLC
Nitrification: Mass budget (Braeckman et al. 2010)
phaeophytin in sediment: HPLC
Sediment Community Oxygen Consumption (SCOC): Winkler titration

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator

Based on this dataset
Braeckman, U. et al. (2014). Empirical evidence reveals seasonally dependent reduction in nitrification in coastal sediments subjected to near future ocean acidification. PLoS One 9(10): e108153., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2014-08-18
Information last updated: 2015-01-22
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