Environmental and DOM FTICRMS data for Spiekeroog Beach


This dataset was acquired to investigate the sources and sinks of dissolved organic matter in a high-energy beach subterranean estuary on Spiekeroog Island, German North Sea. The North Beach sampling location is approximately at 53°46'45N, 7°42'40E. Data were collected during a total of five sampling campaigns in the period of September 2016 - September 2019, spanning over all four seasons. The samples collected were from beach porewaters, seawater, and groundwater from the islands' freshwater lens. Pore water samples were collected with push-point lances (10-100 cm depth), seawater samples with bottles in the surf zone, and groundwater samples from inland monitoring wells (4-40 m depth). Samples were filtered onsite and preserved for storage (acidification for dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, and trace metals, and poisoning with HgCl2 for dissolved nutrients). In situ data were collected, including temperature, salinity, oxygen concentrations (instrument: WTW Multi 3430), and humic-like fluorescent DOM (instrument: Turner Aquafluor). Laboratory analyses were conducted within a week of sampling and included spectrophotometry for nutrients, ICP-OES for trace metals, and TOC-VCPH analysis for DOC and TDN. Acidified subsamples were desalted and concentrated by solid-phase extraction, then analyzed on via ultra-high resolution Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS on a 15T Bruker solariX XR.

File description:The environmental datasheets display station locations (coordinates), sampling period, sampling depth, and sample physico-chemistry (salinity, temperature, nutrient and dissolved organic carbon concentrations) for each collected natural water sample. PW=porewater, SW=seawater, GW=groundwater. Note that some of the station data for nutrients and trace metals are the same as published in Ahrens et al. 2020 (doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.905932).The FTICRMS datasheets contain dissolved organic matter mass spectra, including isotopic indicators, sum formulae, and molecular indices such as elemental ratios. The sample mass spectra were calibrated, joined, and assigned using the ICBM-OCEAN pipeline by Merder et al. (2020).(doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05659)These data are the foundation of the publication Molecular Traits of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Subterranean Estuary of a High-Energy Beach: Indications of Sources and Sinks by Waska et al., 2021 in Frontiers (doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.607083/full). More detailed descriptions of project motivation, sampling site, sampling procedures, analyses, and outcomes can be found in the open-access article.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.960520
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.905932
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05659
Related Identifier References https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.607083/full
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.960520
Creator Waska, Hannelore (ORCID: 0000-0002-5761-560X)
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur https://doi.org/10.13039/501100010570 Crossref Funder ID ZN3184 Assessment of ground- and porewater-derived nutrient fluxes into the German North Sea – Is there a 'Barrier Island Mass Effect (BIME)'?
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 3 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (7.811 LON, 53.892 LAT); Spiekeroog, German Bight, North Sea