ANACONDAS: Amazon iNfluence on the Atlantic: CarbOn export from Nitrogen fixation by DiAtom Symbioses
Entry ID: ANACONDAS_project

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Summary
Abstract: The Amazon River plume ecosystem, extending thousands of km from the river mouth, represents a potentially significant but poorly understood, climate-sensitive C sequestration pathway that seems to violate the expectation of an inefficient open-ocean biological pump. The ANACONDAS investigators hypothesize that large tropical river plumes with low N:P ratios provide an ideal niche for ... View entire text

Purpose: The ANACONDAS project aims to address specifically 1) how C cycling and sequestration in the tropical North Atlantic is influenced by the Amazon River through its impact on pelagic ecosystem dynamics and 2) the sensitivity of this ecosystem to anthropogenic climate change. Our focus is to identify the links between riverine micronutrient ratios, enhanced N2-fixation, phytoplankton community ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 15.0   S: 0.0   E: -45.0   W: -60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-09-01
Stop Date: 2012-08-31
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints All data reported from the US NSF funded ANACONDAS project will be made publicly available within two years of acquisition.
Use Constraints All data reported from the US NSF funded ANACONDAS project will be made publicly available within two years of acquisition.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.bco-dmo.org
Dataset ID: http://osprey.bcodmo.org/project.cfm?flag=view&id=101&sortby=project

Data Center Personnel
Name: CINDY CHANDLER
Contact Address:
WHOI
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 706-542-6824
Fax: 706-542-5888
Email: pyager at uga.edu
Contact Address:
University of Georgia
School of Marine Programs
City: Athens
Province or State: Georgia
Postal Code: 30602-3636
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-07
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