Phytoplankton biomass from the Namibian upwelling system during METEOR cruise M100


Phytoplankton data from the cruise number M100 with research vessel "Meteor" from 1.9. to 1.10.2013 (from Walvis Bay to Walvis Bay) in front of Namibia. Phytoplankton samples taken by CTD- rosette sampler from different depths. If “Depth top” and “Depth bot” show the same number, the sample was taken from that depth. If numbers of “Depth top” and “Depth bot” differ, they indicate the range of depths where several samples were taken and joined to an integrated sample (procedure cf. HELCOM 2010). The average depth of such integrated sample is given in column ”Depth water [m]”.Phytoplankton counted by means of inverted microscope according to the classical UTERMÖHL method. Counts converted to biomass (wet weight) according to the method described by HELCOM (2010, Principle of the method also described by Olenina et al. (2006, hdl:10013/epic.39031.d001).

Metadata Access
Creator Wasmund, Norbert
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2015
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 902 data points
Discipline Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (11.000W, -24.267S, 14.370E, -17.300N); Benguela Upwelling
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-09-01T10:07:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-09-29T11:48:00Z