NODC World Ocean Database 2001: Plankton Data on CD-ROM
Entry ID: NODC_WODO1_OBIS_Plankton_child

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Summary
Abstract: The World Ocean Database 2001 (WOD01) is an eight CD-ROM product containing
over seven million oceanographic stations. Only one disk (WOD01 disk #1)
contains plankton tows, which are co-located with two million other Ocean
Station Data (OSD) profiles. These two million profiles are then divided into
648 separate "WMO" files, each one representing a single 10x10-degree
latitude-longitude WMO grid box of the world. While this layout was necessary
and efficient for the 6.9 million non-plankton records, it makes extracting and
accessing the plankton data very difficult.

Additionally, the World Ocean Atlas 2001 - Volume 5: Plankton contains maps of
the distribution of World Ocean Database 2001 plankton taxonomic groups and
one-degree latitude-longitude fields of mean zooplankton biomass. Maps for
all-data annual and seasonal compositing periods are presented for
bacterioplankton, phytoplankton, protist plankton, zooplankton, and plankton
biomass. All-data annual maps are also presented for select taxonomic
sub-groups within these major categories (e.g., diatoms, copepods,
chaetognaths). One-degree latitude-longitude mean fields of annual zooplankton
biomass and annual and seasonal zooplankton carbon mass are also provided.
OBIS serves 1,281,125 of these plankton records.

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
NODC_WOD01_Database


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -80.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER
Dataset Title: NODC WOD01 Plankton Database
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ALKALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRITE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARROW WORMS >CHAETOGNATHS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >DIATOMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >DIATOMS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Instrument
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.


Keywords
TEMPERATURE - WATER
SALINITY
OXYGEN - DISSOLVED GAS
NITRATE
NITRITE
pH
ALKALINITY
CHLOROPHYLL
BIOMASS - PLANKTON
PRESSURE - WATER
PHOSPHATE
SILICATE
Ocean Climate Laboratory


Originating Center


Data Center
Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NODC USER SERVICES
Phone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: NODC.Services at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Oceanographic Data Center
User Services Branch
NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
SSMC3, 4th Floor
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA


International Ocean Biogeographic Information System    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-08

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