Title

The determination of enclosed water volume in large flexible-wall mesocosms 'KOSMOS'

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Czerny, J, Schulz, KG, Krug, SA, Ludwig, A & Riebesell, U 2013, 'The determination of enclosed water volume in large flexible-wall mesocosms 'KOSMOS'', Biogeosciences, vol 10, pp. 1937-1941.

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The volume of water enclosed inside flexible-wall mesocosm bags is hard to estimate using geometrical calculations and can be strongly variable among bags of the same dimensions. Here we present a method for precise water volume determination in mesocosms using salinity as a tracer. Knowledge of the precise volume of water enclosed allows establishment of exactly planned treatment concentrations and calculation of elemental budgets.