In-Situ Oceanic Data from the Plumes and Blooms Experiment, Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands, California
Entry ID: UCSB_ICESS_PNB_CRUISEDATA

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Summary
Abstract: The Plumes and Blooms program seeks to understand the sources of
sediment plumes and phytoplankton blooms, as they relate to ocean
color and to the sediment geochronology of the Santa Barbara Basin.
This is critical for modeling the color of the sea and for the
interpretation of the sedimentary record.

The primary goal of the Plumes and Blooms research program is to
develop numerical algorithms to relate the satellite-sensed ocean
color signal to useful quantities for ocean scientists and coastal
zone managers. Thus, in-situ oceanic optical, chemical and biological
measurements are required. These have been collected on twice-monthly
cruises since August 1996. The data are collected in a transect from
Santa Rosa Island, across the Santa Barbara Channel to Goleta Point.

In addition, process cruises are conducted when unusual conditions
warrant, such as after heavy rains that wash fresh sediment into the
channel. Four process cruises have been conducted: January
1997, October 1997, February 1998, and October 1998. A toxic bloom
study was conducted in June 1998.

Measurements made on these cruises include temperature and salinity,
ocean color spectra, and water column profiles of red light
transmission (index of suspended particulate load) and chlorophyll
fluorescence (index of phytoplankton abundance). Water samples along
the transect are used to distinguish the sources of particulate
material as either terrigenous ("plumes") or derived from
phytoplankton ("blooms").

The Blooms and Plumes program is a joint collaboration among
University of California Santa Barbara Institute for Computational
Earth System Science (UCSB/ICESS), NOAA Coastal Services Center, and
the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS).

[This information was obtained from the UCSB/ICESS Plumes and Blooms
website.]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Data products page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Plumes and Blooms experiment website at UCSB/ICESS


Geographic Coverage
 N: 35.0 S: 33.0  E: -119.0  W: -121.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-08-09


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > Santa Barbara Channel
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > California Coast
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Channel Islands


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >BIOGENIC SEDIMENTS >PARTICULATE BIOGENIC SILICA    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >BIOGENIC SEDIMENTS >PARTICULATE LITHOGENIC SILICA    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS >TOTAL SUSPENDED MATERIAL    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >TERRIGENOUS SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRITE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS >TOTAL SUSPENDED MATERIAL    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION >BEAM ATTENUATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >FLUORESCENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OCEAN COLOR    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY >SURFACE SALINITY ANOMALY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES
VNIR >Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer    [Information]


Keywords
CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
ICESS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
UCSB/ICESS


Data Center
Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California, Santa Barbara    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID SIEGEL
Phone: 805-893-4547
Fax: 805-893-2578
Email: davey at icess.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
Institute for Computational Earth System Science
6844 Ellison Hall
University of California
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-3060
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


DAVID SIEGEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 805-893-4547
Fax: 805-893-2578
Email: davey at icess.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
Institute for Computational Earth System Science
6844 Ellison Hall
University of California
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-3060
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-10

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