Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.87.1)

SBC LTER: Pore water constituents and residence times (Radon activity) from Santa Barbara beaches, 2012-2013

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.87.1 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/534757521fc6abeae5ea96f428475d21
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.87

Constituents of beach pore water and parameters for calculating residence times are reported for two beaches in the Santa Barbara area, Isla Vista Beach and East Campus Beach, from July 2012 to June 2013. This dataset reports beach pore water concentrations of ammonium and nitrate, total dissolved Nitrogen and Carbon, particulate Nitrogen and Carbon, Radon, salinity, conductance, Oxygen and water temperature. Residence time ("Tau") can be calculated from Radon-222 activities in nearshore seawater, in pore water and at equilibrium, which are presented in a second table (also available in published paper).

Results from these data were reported in:

Goodridge, B. M. and J. M. Melack. 2014. Temporal evolution and variability of dissolved inorganic nitrogen in beach pore water revealed using radon residence times. Environmental Science and Technology, 48: 14211-14218. DOI:10.1021/es504017j

Short Name: Goodridge, thesis porewater
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Language: english
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Goodridge, 2012-2013 beach porewater constituents
Constituents of beach pore water: Nitrogen and Carbon (inorganic and total dissolved, plus particulate), Radon, Salinity, Conductance, Oxygen and Temperature
Goodridge, 2022-2013 Radon in beach pore water and at equilibrium
Radon activities in nearshore seawater (n=1), pore water (mean, sigma, n), at equilibrium (mean, sigma, n) and residence times (mean, sigma), from Table 1, Goodridge and Melack, 2014.
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Goodridge, Blair M 
Owner: Melack, John M 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Goodridge, B. M.  and JM. Melack. 2015. SBC LTER: Pore water constituents and residence times (Radon activity) from Santa Barbara beaches, 2012-2013. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/534757521fc6abeae5ea96f428475d21

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 carbon, long term ecological research, nitrogen
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places East UCSB Campus Beach, Isla Vista West Beach
GCMD v6. Earth Science: Oceans Conductivity, Oxygen, Radon, Salinity, Water Temperature
LTER, Santa Barbara Coastal, SBC

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