Sediment-water oxygen and nutrient flux data Narragansett Bay
These data on oxygen and nutrient fluxes across the sediment-water interface were collected in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA, 1973-1974, at six stations, using in situ bottom chambers. The purpose was to assess the importance of these fluxes in the nutrient cycles of this estuary. Results showed that the benthic communities play an important role and are tightly coupled with the pelagic communities. Hale, S.S. 1975. The role of benthic communities in the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles of an estuary. In: F.G. Howell, J.B. Gentry, and M.H. Smith (eds.) Mineral Cycling in Southeastern Ecosystems. U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration, ERDA Symposium Series 1975:291–308. Hale, S.S. 1974. The role of benthic communities in the nutrient cycles of Narragansett Bay. MS thesis. Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island. 123 p.