Nitrite consumption and associated isotope changes during a river flood event in the Elbe river, supplement to: Jacob, Juliane; Sanders, Tina; Dähnke, Kirstin (2016): Nitrification and Nitrite Isotope Fractionation as a Case Study in a major European River. Biogeosciences, 13(19), 5649-5659


In oceans, estuaries, and rivers, nitrification is an important nitrate source, and stable isotopes of nitrate are often used to investigate recycling processes (e.g. remineralisation, nitrification) in the water column. Nitrification is a two-step process, where ammonia is oxidised via nitrite to nitrate. Nitrite usually does not accumulate in natural environments, which makes it difficult to study the single isotope effect of ammonia oxidation or nitrite oxidation in natural systems.

Metadata Access
Creator Jacob, Juliane;Dähnke, Kirstin;Sanders, Tina
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2016
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (53N,10E)
Temporal Point 2013-06-06T11:59:59Z