The role of Antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms - Voyage 3, Aurora Australis 2007/2008 samplesEntry ID: ASAC_40_AA0708V3
Abstract: Locations of sampling sites for ASAC project 40 on voyage 3 of the Aurora Australis in the 2007/2008 season (the CEAMARC voyage). Samples were collected between December 2007 and January of 2008.
The final dataset will contain information on chlorophyll, carotenoids, coccolithophorids and species indentification and counts.
Public Summary from the project:
This program aims to determine the ... role of single celled plants, animals, bacteria and viruses in Antarctic waters. We quantify their vital role as food for other organisms, their potential influence in moderating global climate change through absorption of CO2 and production of DMS, and determine their response to effect of climate change.
For more information, see the other metadata records related to ASAC project 40 (ASAC_40).
The fields in this dataset are:
Ice (Presence or Absence - 1 or 0)
Flurometer - Chlorophyll a
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bodil Bluhm
Dataset Title: Distribution, standing stock, growth, mortality and production of Strongylocentrotus pallidus (sea urchin) in the northern Barents Sea.
Dataset Series Name: Polar Biology
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: Springer
Issue Identification: 20:325-334
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php
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Start Date: 1991-07-13Stop Date: 1991-07-24
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Specimens smaller than 1mm in diameter could not be resolved from the photographs.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The same procedure was used at all sites; findings should be consistent.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Only S. pallidus was identified from photographs, other taxa were ignored. Minimum size detectable from photographs was 1mm.
... HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: GPS locations taken from ship log. Latitude longitude by: degrees, minutes with two digits
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Abundance, body size and biomass: Photographs were analyzed for density, small-scale distribution pattern and body size- frequencies. Small-scale distribution was parameterized with the patchiness index suggested by Lloyd (1967). Station mean biomass was computed by combining station specific mean abundances and size frequencies. Body size-mass function was established by drying preserved trawled urchins for 24 h at 60°C and 24 h burning at 520°C in a muffle furnace. Hard substrate (stones) information was qualitatively recorded (absent, few, some, many, cover most of seabed).
When not provided by authors, taxonomic information was completed using ITIS (e.g. in many cases for ORDER).
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: EXCEL
Email: bluhm at ims.uaf.edu
IMS/SFOS University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757220
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: +01-907 4746967
Email: fhuettmann at alaska.edu
419 Irving I, PO Box 757000
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and NatureServe (2008), Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Original Grids, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/species-v1-americas-bird-...
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and NatureServe (2008), Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Presence Grids, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/species-v1-americas-bird-...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-09-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-14