KOSMOS 2020 Peru mesocosm study on ecosystem responses to different light and upwelling intensities: particulate organic matter concentrations of water samples


This data is part of the BMBF project CUSCO (Coastal Upwelling Systems in a Changing Ocean). Here we report particulate organic matter concentrations collected 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). Samples (150-1000 ml) were filtered onto a 0.7 µm pre-combusted glass-fiber filters (GFF, Whatman). The filters were acidified and then dried in the oven at 60 °C for 24 hours and total particulate carbon (TPC), particulate organic carbon (POC) and nitrogen (PON) content were measured using a CN analyzer (Euro EA3000, HEKAtech GmbH, Wegberg, Germany). POP filters were autoclaved for 30 min in 100 mL Schott Duran glass bottles using an oxidizing decomposition solution (Merck, catalogue no. 112936) to convert organic phosphate to orthophosphate. Phosphate concentrations were determined spectrophotometrically following Hansen and Koroleff (1999; doi:10.1002/9783527613984.ch10).

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.961219
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.961219
Creator Thielecke, Antonia ORCID logo; Kittu, Leila ORCID logo; Fernández-Méndez, Mar ORCID logo; Georgieva, Silvia; Behncke, Jaqueline; Nachtigall, Kerstin; Hansen, Levka
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)
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2576 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-77.236W, -12.056S, -77.235E, -12.055N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-04-02T00:00:00Z