Mass of particulate carbon and nitrogen in suspended matter as a function of volume filtered in several oceanic areas, supplement to: Collos, Yves; Jauzein, Cécile; Hatey, Elise (2014): Particulate carbon and nitrogen determinations in tracer studies: The neglected variables. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 94, 14-22


We address two issues in the determination of particulate carbon and nitrogen in suspended matter of aquatic environments. One is the adsorption of dissolved organic matter on filters, leading to overestimate particulate matter. The second is the material loss during filtration due to fragile algal cells breaking up. Examples from both laboratory cultures and natural samples are presented. We recommend using stacked filters in order to estimate thefirst and filtering different volumes of water in order to evaluate thesecond.

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Creator Collos, Yves; Jauzein, Cécile; Hatey, Elise
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2014
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 147 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-9.150W, -63.440S, 66.310E, 43.420N); Antarctic Ocean; Indian Ocean; Western Mediterranean; Equatorial Atlantic; Eastern Mediterranean; NE Atlantic
Temporal Coverage Begin 1978-08-17T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1988-05-26T00:00:00Z