Dataset: Averages Summary
Deployment: LittleLagoon

15NO3 data, acetylene reduction assays, and NH4+ diffusion average summaries
Principal Investigator: 
Behzad Mortazavi (National Science Foundation, NSF-DEB)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
William C. Burnett (Florida State University, FSU - EOAS)
Behzad Mortazavi (National Science Foundation, NSF-DEB)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Hannah Ake (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected

Average summary data from samples collected in Little Lagoon, Alabama.

Little Lagoon is a shallow coastal lagoon that is tidally connected to the Gulf of Mexico but has no riverine inputs. The water in the lagoon is replenished solely from precipitation and groundwater inputs primarily on the East end (Su et al. 2012). Because of the rapid development in Baldwin County, a large amount of NO3- enters the Little Lagoon system through SGD (Murgule & Tick 2008). In this region, there can be rapid changes in the depth to groundwater (Fig. 4.1 inset) and episodic SGD inputs to the lagoon (Su et al. 2013). Within the lagoon, three sites were selected (East, Mouth, and West) to represent the gradient that exists across the lagoon from the input of groundwater. Sites were sampled on a near-monthly basis from February 2012 to February 2013.

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