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NCEAS 10645: Zhuang: Toward an adequate quantification of CH4 emissions from land ecosystems: Integrating field and in-situ observations, satellite data, and modeling , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Gauci V. 2008.
Methane (CH4) flux data for Moidach More. Years 1997 - 1998
nceas.885.4 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.885.4/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Methane (CH4) flux data for Moidach More. Years 1997 - 1998
Identifier:nceas.885
Alternate Identifier:Moidach More Methane Flux and Climate Data - Control 1997-1998
Abstract:
Methane (CH4) emission data collected from an extensive pristine portion of raised peat bog located in Moidach More, Morayshire, northeast Scotland (UK). CH4 flux was measured using static chambers, which were sampled on a weekly (late spring to early autumn) to monthly basis (late autumn to early spring), starting in May 1997.
Keywords:None:
  • Methane (CH4)
Publication Date:2008-03-11
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:MethaneCH4fluxdata.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 10645: Zhuang: Toward an adequate quantification of CH4 emissions from land ecosystems: Integrating field and in-situ observations, satellite data, and modeling
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Vincent Gauci
Organization:The Open University
Address:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0) 1908 858137 (voice)
Phone:
+44 (0) 1908 655151 (Fax)
Email Address:
v.gauci@open.ac.uk
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Vincent Gauci
Organization:The Open University
Address:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0) 1908 858137 (voice)
Phone:
+44 (0) 1908 655151 (Fax)
Email Address:
v.gauci@open.ac.uk
Associated Parties:
Individual: Vincent Gauci
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Wallage Zoe

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Moidach More, Morayshire. Northeast Scotland
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -3.6200  degrees
East:  -3.6200  degrees
North:  57.4600  degrees
South:  57.4600  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1997-05-21
End:
1998-12-02

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

CH4 flux measurements using static chambers.

Methane (CH4) flux was measured using static chambers, made out of polypropylene. Each chamber lid was fitted with a silicone rubber septum, which allowed repeated sampling of the headspace gas with a needle and syringe, both immediately after closure and then again 20 minutes after the initial sample was taken. Samples were stored in syringes that had 3-way stopcocks, and were analysed using a gas chromatographic flame ionization detector (GC FID). Samples were taken on a weekly (late spring to early autumn) to monthly basis (late autumn to early spring), starting in May 1997. This data was published in, 'Gauci, V., Dise, N., and Fowler, D. (2002). Controls on suppression of methane flux from a peat bog subjected to simulated acid rain sulfate deposition. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol 16 No 1, 10.1029/2000GB001370'.

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