Gulf of Maine Cruise Data - Transects, Special Samplings
Entry ID: WEBCOAST_COOA_Cruise_Data

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Summary
Abstract: This collection contains data acquired on cruises to the Western Gulf of Maine. Monthly cruises began in April 2002 for the REACH project with limited spatial coverage and limited measurements. Beginning in July 2004, the Coastal Observing Center merged its field work. Two transects have been established in which a full suite of measurements are made on each transect. The Coastal Transect extends north along the coast beginning at GoMOOS Buoy B and ending in the Kennebec-Androscoggin Estuary. The Wilkinson Transect extends from the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, NH, across Jeffrey's Ledge, and into the deep waters of Wilkinson Basin. In all there are at least 12 stations sampled. Measurements include profiles of temperature, salinity, chlorophyll fluorescence, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and inherent and apparent optical properties. Water samples are collected and analyzed for phytoplankton pigments (HPLC), nutrients (nitrate, phosphate, silicate), DOC, total alkalinity (TA), pH, and zooplankton biomass and taxa.

Data collection is ongoing up to the present.

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Description: Data Access Cruise Data


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Description: UNH's Coastal Ocean Observing Center


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.881 S: 42.889  E: -69.8055  W: -70.422

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-04-24


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ALKALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >AMMONIA    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >EXTINCTION COEFFICIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >FLUORESCENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >DENSITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
HPLC >High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
REACH >Regional Ecology and Coastal Hydrography Data in the Western Gulf of Maine    [Information]
GOMODP >Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership    [Information]
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Access Constraints
These data are provided free of charge to the general public.


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the Coastal Observing Center as the data provider and WebCOAST as the data distributor of these data. Additional data policies apply to data collected prior to 2004. For these data please see the U.S. GLOBEC Data Acknowledgement Policy.

Regarding publication of these data: In addition, users have a responsibility to contact the data provider(s) prior to publishing materials that make use of their data. Data providers are extended authorship rights for three years. Users of data are encouraged to discuss relevant findings with the provider early in the research. The user is required to give all providers of the data being used a copy of any manuscript resulting from use of the data prior to the initial submission for publication, thus giving the data provider an opportunity to comment on the paper. The provider(s) shall have the right to be named as a co-author.


Keywords
UNH
WEBCOAST
Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership
GoMODP
University of New Hampshire
NASA/ESIP
Gulf of Maine
phytoplankton
zooplankton


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
WEBCOAST, Center for Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cooa.unh.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DENISE BLAHA
Phone: 1-603-862-3785
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: support at cooa.sr.unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: ASCII text
Fees: none


Personnel
ANNETTE SCHLOSS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 603-862-0348
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: annette.schloss at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


COOA SUPPORT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 603-862-1792
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: support at cooa.sr.unh.edu
Contact Address:
Center for Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-12-11

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