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An Optical Plankton Counter was towed along standard sections off coastal Oregon and Northern California on four ship cruises 2000 and 2002. GLOBEC NEP CCS
Entry ID: opc_ccs_NEP

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Summary
Abstract: An Optical Plankton Counter (OPC) was attached to the OSU SeaSoar system and towed along standard sections in the coastal region from Newport, Oregon to Crescent, California. These sections were occupied twice in 2000 and 2002. Not all sections were surveyed equality in time and space.

The OPC provided counts and size estimates of zooplankton sized particles that passed through the instrument. Data reported include abundance of particulates and estimates of total carbon biomass and carbon biomass per particulate size class at various time and depth intervals along the ship track. At a minimum, several time intervals are reported per minute.

For detailed descriptions of sampling methods and data reduction, consult the documentation file that accompanies the data file (see URL section of this document).

Ship Cruises:

Ship / Cruise id / Dates
New Horizon NH0005 2000-05-28 2000-06-13
New Horizon NH0007 2000-07-27 2000-08-12
Thompson T0205 2002-06-01 2002-06-17
Roger Revelle R0208 2002-07-31 2002-08-19

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Directory of Data Page, please see: "opc_ccs" (Meng Zhou investigator)
Also this page please see: "bottle_data" (Hal Batchelder investigator)
Also this page please see: "ccs_proc_ctd" (Hal Batchelder investigator)


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Individual cruise reports for New Horizon, Roger Revelle and Thompson


Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: 41.5  E: -124.2  W: -126.2
 Min Depth: 1M  Max Depth: 110M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-05-28
Stop Date: 2000-06-13

Start Date: 2000-07-27
Stop Date: 2000-08-12

Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-06-17

Start Date: 2002-07-31
Stop Date: 2002-08-19


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
OPC >Optical Plankton Counter    [Information]


Project
GLOBEC >Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, IGBP    [Information]
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
U.S.GLOBEC-NEP >U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, Northeast Pacific    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Use Constraints
Any person making substantial use of a data set must communicate with the investigators who acquired the data prior to publication and anticipate that the data collectors will be co-authors of published results. This extends to model results and to data organized for retrospective studies.

The data available here are intended for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating investigator. Use or reproduction of any material herein for any commercial purpose is prohibited without prior written permission from the U.S. GLOBEC Data Management Office.

Complete "use statement" can be found at:
http://globec.whoi.edu/globec-dir/data-acknowledgement-policy.html


Keywords
Carbon biomass
optics
particulate carbon
particulates
optical plankton counter


Data Center
U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://globec.whoi.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Phone: 508-289-2409
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: rgroman at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA



Data Center Personnel
Name: HAL BATCHELDER
Phone: 541-737-4500
Fax: 541-7327-2064
Email: hbatchelder at coas.oregonstate.edu
Contact Address:
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)
Oregon State University
104 Ocean Admin., Bldg.
City: Corvallis
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97331-5503
Country: USA


Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.bco-dmo.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Phone: 508-289-2409
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: rgroman at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA


Personnel
DICKY ALLISON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 508-289-2298
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: dallison at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
MS #36
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Shiverick House
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA


MENG ZHOU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 617-287-7419
Email: Meng.zhou at umb.edu
Contact Address:
Dept. of Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences
University of Massachusetts
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02125
Country: USA


DICKY ALLISON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-289-2298
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: dallison at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
MS #36
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Shiverick House
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA


Publications/References
Rodriguez, J. and M. M. Mullin. 1986. Relation between biomass and body weight of plankton in a steady state oceanic ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr., 31, 361-370.

Zhou, M. and M. E. Huntley. 1997. Population dynamics theory of plankton based on biomass spectra. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 157, 61-73.

Zhou, M. and K. S. Tande. 2002. Optical Plankton Counter workshop report. International Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Report, No. 17, 67 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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