Biological and chemical water properties measured in water bottle samples during the cruise SO269 in South China Sea in August/September 2019


During the cruise SO269 (August/September 2019) on board of the German RV SONNE, we collected water with a CTD SBE911 rosette system at 81 stations (resulting in more than 600 water samples) distributed along the shelf, shelf edge and deep-sea of the northern South China Sea. We measured concentrations of chlorophyll a, phaeopigments, suspended particulate material (SPM) and nutrients as nitrate, nitrite, phosphate and silicate. Also, we determined concentrations of particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate organic nitrogen (PON) as well as dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved organic nitrogen (DON). The hydrographic data collected during this survey is available at PANGAEA (Waniek et al. 2021). Brief description of the methodology used: Nitrate, nitrite, phosphate and silicate were measured by continuous flow analysis. DOC and DON were measured by catalytic oxidation after filtration through GF/F-filter. POC and PON were measured by means of an elemental analyser after filtration through pre-combusted GF/F-filters. SPM was determined gravimetrically after by determining the difference between empty pre-combusted and loaded (sample filtrate) weighted GF/F-filter. Chlorophyll a and phaeopigments were measured using a fluorometer after ethanol extraction of the GF/F-filters.

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Creator Waniek, Joanna J; Schulz-Bull, Detlef; Frazão, Helena C; Sadkowiak, Birgit; Kreuzer, Lars; Jeschek, Jenny; Dierken, Madleen
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Bonn, 03G0269A; Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Bonn, 03G0269B
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9312 data points
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (112.069W, 17.867S, 144.970E, 22.173N); South China Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-08-05T22:15:10Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-09-02T04:44:03Z