Analysis of sea-ice, water and brine samples collected from Ryder Bay, Antarctica, 2005
Water samples were collected for chlorophyll and nutrient concentrations, biogenic and lithogenic silica concentrations, particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC/PON) concentrations, phytoplankton identification, Si, C, N, and Ge isotopes, particulate Ba, and other trace elements associated with suspended particles. Some samples were collected by small boat launched from Rothera research station and other seawater samples were collected from under the ice by divers. Water was also collected from RaTs (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) CTD sites 1 and 2, and from Honeybucket (off Rothera Point). Brine was collected by drilling a hole, washing out and waiting for the hole to fill (sack-hole drilling). Blocks of ice were also collected and stored at -80 degrees C before being thawed for analysis. The sea-ice and brine was analysed for trace metals (Al, Zn, Cd and Co) for 5 different collection dates in 2004/2005.
RaTS site, Ryder Bay, nutrient concentrations, phytoplankton, sack-hole drilling
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|Reference:||Katharine R. Hendry and Rosalind E. M. Rickaby, 2008. Opal (Zn/Si) ratios as a nearshore geochemical proxy in coastal Antarctica. Paleoceanography, Vol. 23, PA2218
Katharine R. Hendry, Rosalind E.M. Rickaby, Jan C.M. de Hoog, Keith Weston, Mark Rehkamper, 2008. Cadmium and phosphate in coastal Antarctic seawater: Implications for Southern Ocean nutrient cycling. Marine Chemistry 112, 149-157.
Katharine R. Hendry, Rosalind E.M. Rickaby, Jan C.M. de Hoog, Keith Weston, Mark Rehkamper, 2009. The cadmium-phosphate relationship in brine: biological versus physical control over micronutrients in sea ice environments.
Antarctic Science doi:10.1017/S0954102009990381.
Katharine R. Hendry, Rosalind E.M. Rickaby, Michael P. Meredith, Henry Elderfield, 2009. Controls on stable isotope and trace metal uptake in Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sinistral) from an Antarctic sea-ice environment.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 278, 67-77.
Katharine R. Hendry, Michael P. Meredith, Christopher I. Measures, Damien S. Carson, Rosalind E.M. Rickaby, 2010. The role of sea ice formation in cycling of aluminium in northern Marguerite Bay, Antarctica. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 87, 103-112.
R. E. M. Rickaby, H. Elderfield, N. Roberts, C.D. Hillenbrand, and A. Mackensen, 2010. Evidence for elevated alkalinity in the glacial Southern Ocean. Paleoceanography, Vol. 25, PA1209.
AFI 04/02 - Behaviour of trace element and isotope ratios of sea-ice brine and microalgae: reconstructing the Antarctic sea-ice environment
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|Detailed Location||Ryder Bay|
|Data Collection:||Sea-ice blocks, brine, and underlying water samples were successfully collected throughout the austral winter of 2005. The sea-ice blocks were collected and stored at -80C, thawed during the summer and then filtered. They were analysed along with the brine samples in the UK.|
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|Fees||See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy|
|Data Storage:||Electronic data are managed by BAS|
|Access Constraints:||Requests for data should be made to the Polar Data Centre (PDC) at BAS.|
|Use Constraints:||Data released under Open Government Licence V3.0: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/|