Dissolved and sinking particulate organic nitrogen data from a large volume mesocosm experiment in the Noumea Lagoon, New Caledonia, measured from January to February 2013
Knapp, Angela N.
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LocationSouthwest Pacific Ocean between New Caledonia and Tahiti along ~18 deg S
westlimit: 166.4454; southlimit: -22.48092; eastlimit: 166.4454; northlimit: -22.48092
Keywordnitrogen; stable nitrogen isotopes; nitrogen fixation; d15N budget; diazotrophs; sinking flux
This dataset includes water column dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) concentration and d15N data, as well as sinking particulate nitrogen d15N (“PNsink d15N”) data. These samples were collected inside triplicate (“M1”, “M2”, and “M3”) large volume (i.e., 2.3 m diameter, 15 m deep) mesocosm experiments deployed in a lagoon off of Noumea, New Caledonia. DON samples were collected at 6 m depth daily by a Teflon pump and PVC tubing. PNsink d15N samples were collected daily by SCUBA divers who removed a screw-top plastic bottle from the bottom of the plastic mesocosm. “Swimmers” were removed from the PNsink d15N samples prior to analysis. These measurements were made as part of project "VAriability of vertical and tropHIc transfer of diazotroph derived N in the south wEst Pacific" (VAHINE) to study the fate of fixed nitrogen in the oceanic pelagic food web and its potential impact on carbon export. The field campaign of VAHINE took place in the South West Pacific (New Caledonia) in January and February of 2013 and involved 16 scientists from France, Israel, Germany and the USA. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the full dataset description in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/739646
Dataset: VAHINE nitrogen
Suggested CitationDataset: Knapp, Angela N., "Dissolved and sinking particulate organic nitrogen data from a large volume mesocosm experiment in the Noumea Lagoon, New Caledonia, measured from January to February 2013", 2019-11-21, DOI:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.739646.1, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/24880
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