Particulate organic matter composition for freshwater and marine stations from 2015 through 2018 on the Central Coast, British Columbia, Canada.

This data package includes two datasets used to assess spatial and temporal patterns in particulate organic matter (POM) chemical composition in surface (0-10 m) waters at 11 oceanographic stations along British Columbia’s Central Coast, associated with St. Pierre et al. (2022, submitted). The datasets within the data package include: ‘Oceanographic station mixture dataset.csv’: Particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate nitrogen (PN) concentrations and stable isotope signatures (δ13C, δ15N) and ratios of carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) in surface waters (0-10 m) across 11 oceanographic stations, sampled during routine monthly surveys conducted between January 21st 2015 and September 11th 2018. Also includes water temperature, salinity, chlorophyll a concentrations, and POC-to-chlorophyll a ratios.
‘End-member raw data.csv’: Particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate nitrogen (PN) concentrations and stable isotope signatures (δ13C, δ15N) and ratios of carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) in marine phytoplankton, terrestrial, and marine intertidal macrophyte POM sources. Note that means ± standard deviations for each source were used in the Bayesian mixing model presented in St. Pierre et al. (in review). Marine intertidal macrophyte data are a subset from Froese et al. (2019). Sample collection and processing information can be found in: St. Pierre, K.A., Hunt, B.P.V., Giesbrecht, I., Tank, S.E., Lertzman, K.P., Del Bel Belluz, J., Hessing-Lewis, M.L., Olson, A., Froese, T. Marine particulate organic matter chemistry reflects seasonally and spatially variable contributions from terrestrial, intertidal and marine pelagic sources in the Northeast Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. (In review) Information on the collection of the marine intertidal macrophyte data can be found in: Froese, T., Sadlier-Brown, G., Olson, A.M., and Hessing-Lewis, M. (2019). Nearshore macrophyte stable isotope results from BC’s Central Coast, 2014-2018. Hakai Institute dataset. https://doi.org/10.21966/q31x-qg72

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 29, 2022 (Publication)
March 29, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) November 21, 2015 (Creation)
January 07, 2022 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Kyra A. St. Pierre
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
kyra.stpierre@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Brian P V Hunt
Affiliation
University of British Columbia
Role
Author
Responsible Party 3
Name
Ian Giesbrecht
Affiliation
University of British Columbia
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Author
Responsible Party 4
Name
Suzanne E Tank
Role
Author
Responsible Party 5
Name
Ken P Lertzman
Role
Author
Responsible Party 6
Name
Justin Del Bel Belluz
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
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Author
Responsible Party 7
Name
Tyrel Froese
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
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Author
Responsible Party 8
Name
Angeleen Olson
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
Author
Responsible Party 9
Name
Margot L Hessing-Lewis
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
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Author

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Particulate matter
  • Stable carbon isotopes
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Topic Category oceans
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North Bounding Latitude 51.93
South Bounding Latitude 51.27
East Bounding Longitude -126.6
West Bounding Longitude -128.3
Temporal Extent
Begin
2015-11-21
End
2018-09-11
Vertical Extent
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0.0
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10.0
Default Locale English
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Code
10.21966/hpqq-0k76