Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.23.11)

SBC LTER: Beach: Wrack and porewater in southern Santa Barbara County, 2003

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.23.11 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6431384365ed168050473b51d958738c
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.23

These data describe 1) the composition, cover, and wet biomass of macrophyte wrack accumulated in the intertidal zone measured along replicated shore-normal transects and 2) the concentrations of major dissolved nutrients and salinity of samples of beach porewater collected from excavations to the water table at different intertidal heights and in the surf zone along the same replicated transects where wrack was measured. These wrack and biogeochemical data were collected on ten sandy beaches of the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel in late summer 2003. Distance between shore-normal transects was randomly selected at each site, and data can be used as replicates

Short Name: Beach wrack and porewater 2003
Publication Date: 2013-02-06
Language: english
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Beach 2003 Porewater Wrack
Wrack cover and biomass at 10 beaches, August 2003
Beach 2003 Porewater DIN, P, DON Salinity
Dissolved nutrients in intertidal porewater at 10 beaches, August 2003
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Dugan, Jenifer E 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Dugan, J. E. . 2013. SBC LTER: Beach: Wrack and porewater in southern Santa Barbara County, 2003. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/6431384365ed168050473b51d958738c

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Beach
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Ecosystem processes
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Beach, Carpinteria City Beach, East UCSB Campus Beach, El Capitan State Beach, Gaviota State Beach, Haskells Beach, Isla Vista West Beach, Refugio State Beach, Santa Claus Lane Beach, South UCSB Campus Beach
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Algae, Beaches, Biomass, Carbon, Macroalgae, Marine plants
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 biomass, LTER, marine, nitrate, nitrite, nitrogen, salinity, Santa Barbara Coastal, transects
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Organic matter
Brown algae, Egregia, Green algae, Macrocystis, Phyllospadix, Red algae, Zostera

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