South TX Outer Continental Shelf and MI, AL, and FL Outer Continental Shelf benthic organism sampling 1974-1978Entry ID: STOCS_MAFLA_Benthic
Abstract: Benthic organisms data were collected using sediment sampler and net casts BELLOWS and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico from 16 May 1974 to 20 February 1978. Data were collected and submitted by Dr. William Sackett of Texas University with support from the Outer Continental Shelf project.The data are from field sampling or surveys of bottom dwelling marine organisms in F132 format. The data ... provide information on species counts and species wet weight from samples collected by point sampling (grab or core) or by tow (dredge or trawl). Three operational kinds of data include: Epifauna, Infauna, and Meiofauna benthic organisms data that roughly correspond to the different sampling methods and collecting institutions that were part of this study. Cruise information such as vessel, start and end dates, investigator, and institution/agency; station numbers, positions and times; and equipment and methods are reported for each survey. Number of individual organisms or total weight of all organisms in the sample is reported for each taxonomic category identified by the researchers (often to Genus and Species taxonomic resolution).
Purpose: Basic research.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Record Count 145,999, Taxa Count 2588
The publications listed below are related to the data collection and are available from the NOAA Central Library
Report: Environmental studies, South Texas Outer Continental Shelf, chemistry and biology: executive summary, 1977. Port Aransas, Tex., Port Aransas Marine Laboratory, .
Book: Flint, R. Warren, ... and Nancy N. Rabalais 1981 Environmental Studies of a Marine Ecosystem; South Texas Outer Continental Shelf. University of Texas Press, Austin. 240pp.
These data files are in NODC F132 format. This format is described at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f132.html. The codes used in this format are listed at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f132.txt
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Dataset Title: South TX Outer Continental Shelf and MI, AL, and FL Outer Continental Shelf benthic organism sampling 1974-1978
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
Dataset Publisher: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Other Citation Details: View the NODC Archive related to the study at http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/8500179Online Resource: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Start Date: 1974-05-16Stop Date: 1978-02-20
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION > INCOMING LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION > OUTGOING SHORTWAVE RADIATION
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints [From http://huey.colorado.edu/LTER/datasets/meteorology/common.html]
Acceptance and utilization of LTER data requires that:
- The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
- The Principal Investigator of the data set be sent a copy of the report or manuscript prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant publications.
- A copy of any resultant publications should be sent to the McMurdo data manager as well as the Principal Investigator.
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Email: andrew at pdx.edu
Department of Geology Portland State University
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Email: bjtn at odin.pdx.edu
Department of Geology, Portland State University P.O. Box 751
City: Portland OR
Postal Code: 97207-0751
Doran, Peter T., Gayle L. Dana, Jordan T. Hastings and Robert
A. Wharton, Jr. 1995. McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological
Research (LTER): LTER automatic weather network (LAWN). Antarctic
Journal of the U.S. 30(5): 276-280.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-10-21