KOSMOS 2020 Peru mesocosm study on ecosystem responses to different light and upwelling intensities: inorganic nutrient concentrations of water samples


This data is part of the BMBF project CUSCO (Coastal Upwelling Systems in a Changing Ocean). Here we report the inorganic nutrient concentrations during a 35-day experiment, where we enclosed natural plankton communities in in-situ mesocosms off Peru. The experiment investigated the interactive effects of light and upwelling on the Humboldt upwelling ecosystem by mimicking a gradient of upwelling intensities (0%, 15%, 30%, 45% and 60%) under summer-time high light and winter-time low light. Integrated seawater samples from a depth between 0 and 10m were collected using a 5L Integrating Water sampler (IWS; Hydro-Bios, Kiel). Water samples for inorganic nutrients were filtered (0.45 µm PTFE syringe filter, Merck Millex) and analysed in triplicates. Dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, and dissolved silica were determined using a spectrophotometer (ShimadzuV-1800) and standard colorimetric methods (Grasshoff et al., 2009; DOI: 10.1002/iroh.19850700232). Ammonium was determined fluorometrically. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were not able to determine inorganic nutrients after day 17, and instead samples were frozen at -20°C after filtration and analysed with an autosampler (XY2 autosampler, SEAL Analytical) and a continuous flow analyzer (QuAAtro AutoAnalyzer, SEAL Analytical) connected to a fluorescence detector (FP-2020, JASCO).

Mesocosm 10 describes the control sample from the Pacificvalues marked with ? are questionable

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.961217
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.961217
Creator Varmanen, Pia; Thielecke, Antonia ORCID logo; Meyer, Jana; Ludwig, Andrea; Spilling, Kristian ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002347 Crossref Funder ID 03F0813A https://foerderportal.bund.de/foekat/jsp/SucheAction.do?actionMode=view&fkz=03F0813A Küstennahe Auftriebsgebiete CUSCO: Auswirkungen geänderter Auftriebsintensitäten auf Struktur, Funktion und Produktivität pelagischer Nahrungsnetze im peruanischen Humboldt-Auftriebsgebiet; Horizon 2020 https://doi.org/10.13039/501100007601 Crossref Funder ID 731065 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/731065 Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2687 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-77.236W, -12.056S, -77.235E, -12.055N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-04-02T00:00:00Z