Sub-ice algal assemblages of the Barents Sea: Species compostion, chemical composition, and growth rates 1986 - 1988Entry ID: ArcOD_2008I4
Abstract: This dataset describes ice algae (10 species; 38 rows) of the Barents Sea studied from 1986 to 1988. With a few exceptions, the ice algal assemblages were dominated by pennate diatoms. From March to early June there was a transition from a mixed population of both centric and pennate diatoms at the start into a well developed Nitzschia frigida assemblage. Nutrients in ice-covered regions were high ... in spring, and high N/C and protein/carbohydrate ratios indicated no nutrient deficiency in the ice algae. The N/P ratios were lower than 15, but comparable to ratios of three ice algae species grown in culture at -0.5 C and various light conditions. The Si/N ratios were lower than corresponding ratios from the Canadian Arctic and the Anarctic. The chemical composition revealed that silicate limited growth cannot be excluded. The cells were heavily shade-adapted the entire spring season, with high Chl/C ratios (0.045-0.084), comparable to the cultures growing at low irradiances. The growth rates in the cultures peaked at 50 μmol m-2 s-1 with maximum rates of 0.6-0.8 div. day-1, both for 12 and 24 h day lengths. The low growth rates for the May assemblages (max 0.20 div. day-1) indicated strong light limitation by self-shading. Adaptation experiments showed that some ice algae are highly adaptable, while others are not able to adjust by high irradiances, and this may affect the distribution in the field.
Purpose: These data are from a survey of the conditions and compositions of sub-ice algae in the Barents Sea.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Else Nost Hegseth
Dataset Title: Sub-ice algal assemblages of the Barents Sea: Species compostion, chemical composition, and growth rates 1986 - 1988
Dataset Series Name: Polar Ecology
Dataset Release Date: 1992
Issue Identification: 12 (1992): 485-496
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php
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Start Date: 1986-04-05Stop Date: 1988-09-15
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: NASpatial accuracy unknown. Ask authors for details.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Samples in September were collected with aerial assistance, rest by diving based from a ship.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Added AOOS/IOOS core variables. Added ArcOD archive information. Changed "scientificnameauthors" to "scientificnameauthor" to match data csv and obis.xml
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Distribution Format: XLS
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-24