Loss on ignition, water content, and pH measurements in surface sediments (2014-2018) within BEFmate experimental islands and saltmarsh enclosed plots at different elevation levels, Spiekeroog, Germany, 2014-10 to 2018-11


Data presented here were collected between October 2014 to November 2018 within the BEFmate project (Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems, https://uol.de/icbm/verbundprojekte/abgeschlossene-projekte/befmate/) of the Universities of Oldenburg and Göttingen and the Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer. Experimental islands and saltmarsh enclosed plots were created in the back barrier tidal flat and in the saltmarsh zone of the island of Spiekeroog. Sediment samples for the determination of pH, water content and loss on ignition were taken bi-/monthly in surface sediments (0-3 cm depth). Samples were measured in the laboratory within two month after sampling.

Post-processing of measured data was done using MATLAB (R2018a). Quality control was performed by quality check algorithms:QC = 4 (bad data) - do not use this data-point.QC = 3 (questionable data) - likely bad data-point.QC = 2 (probably good data) - likely good data-point.QC = 1 (good data) - certainly good data-point.QC = 0 (unknown data) - no data point available.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.931395
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.931395
Creator Meier, Daniela; Thölen, Claudia ORCID logo; Hillebrand, Helmut ORCID logo; Kleyer, Michael; Zielinski, Oliver ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony https://doi.org/10.13039/501100010570 Crossref Funder ID VWZN2930 Biodiversity – Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 29937 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (7.716W, 53.757S, 7.727E, 53.763N); off Spiekeroog, German Bight, North Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-11-19T00:00:00Z