Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Technical Note: Comparison of storage strategies of sea surface microlayer samples
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM).
2013 (English)In: Biogeosciences, ISSN 1726-4170, E-ISSN 1726-4189, Vol. 10, no 7, 4927-4936 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The sea surface microlayer (SML) is an important biogeochemical system whose physico-chemical analysis often necessitates some degree of sample storage. However, many SML components degrade with time so the development of optimal storage protocols is paramount. We here briefly review some commonly used treatment and storage protocols. Using freshwater and saline SML samples from a river estuary, we investigated temporal changes in surfactant activity (SA) and the absorbance and fluorescence of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) over four weeks, following selected sample treatment and storage protocols. Some variability in the effectiveness of individual protocols most likely reflects sample provenance. None of the various protocols examined performed any better than dark storage at 4 degrees C without pre-treatment. We therefore recommend storing samples refrigerated in the dark.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 10, no 7, 4927-4936 p.
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93204DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-4927-2013ISI: 000322242700034OAI: diva2:645503


Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-09-04 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM)
In the same journal
Earth and Related Environmental SciencesEcology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 15 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link