[Location: Location_Category='OCEAN', Location_Type='INDIAN OCEAN', Location_Subregion1='ARABIAN SEA']
Particulate Matter Concentrations Measured during the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process StudyEntry ID: USJGOFS_ARAB_PMC
Abstract: A component of U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the
Arabian Sea Process Study. Eleven cruises took place aboard the R/V
Thomas G. Thompson for about sixteen months from October 1994 until
January 1996. These cruises provided seasonal coverage of the annual
monsoon and inter-monsoon cycles in the area southeast of Oman - from
... where the cruises were staged. The monsoons of the Arabian Sea drive
a uniquely intense carbon cycling system, and it is the goal of JGOFS
to better understand the role of the oceans in global carbon cycling.
Particulate matter concentrations (PMC) were determined by filtering
water samples from Niskin bottles from the CTD rosette bottle sampler.
Water samples were collected at various depths on three of the eleven
cruises. PMC is given in micrograms per liter of water filtered.
The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at
[This information was obtained from U.S. JGOFS website at WHOI.]
Start Date: 1994-10-01Stop Date: 1996-01-31
Access Constraints The data are public domain and can be retrieved on-line from the
U.S. JGOFS World Wide Web server at WHOI.
Use Constraints Anyone wishing to use U.S. JGOFS data in a presentation, report,
thesis or publication should contact the originating PI. It is
expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data
use will be strictly honored.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Phone: (409) 845-3928
Fax: (409) 845-6331
Email: wgardner at ocean.tamu.edu
Dept. of Oceanography Texas A&M University
City: College Station
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77843
Gardner, Chung, Richardson and Walsh, 1995, The Oceanic Mixed-Layer
Pump, Deep Sea Research II, v.42, 757-775.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13