Particulate Matter Concentration Measured during the JGOFS North Atlantic BloomExperiment (NABE)
Entry ID: JGOFS_NABE_PMC

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Summary
Abstract: The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) seeks to understand
the processes that control the transfer of carbon and other
biologically active elements in the ocean. In addition, JGOFS
hopes to improve global-scale predictions of the ocean's response to
human-induced climate change.

The North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE) was a multidisciplinary,
multinational pilot study of JGOFS, studying the spring phytoplankton
bloom in the North Atlantic and its associated biogeochemical
processes. It took place from April until July, 1989, on two cruises
of the RV Atlantis II and one cruise of the RV Endeavor. The stations
in the North Atlantic were located from 18N to 72N and from 8W to 47W.

At several stations, Niskin bottles were used to collect water samples
at various depths. The water samples were filtered for particulate
matter concentrations. Concentrations are given in micrograms per
kilogram of water filtered.

The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at
"http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/jg/dir/jgofs/"

[This summary was derived from Oceanus vol. 35 and from the JGOFS WWW
pages at WHOI.]

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: 18.0  E: -8.0  W: -47.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-04-25
Stop Date: 1989-07-07


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX >PARTICULATE FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
NISKIN BOTTLES    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES


Project
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
JGOFS >Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, IGBP    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
IDN_NODE GSFC/WHOI
JGOFS
MARINE SNOW
NABE
NORTH ATLANTIC
PARTICULATE MATTER
PARTICULATE SOLIDS
PARTICULATES


Originating Center
WHOI


Data Center
United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/
Dataset ID: jgofs/nabe/atlantisII/pmc

Data Center Personnel
Name: CINDY CHANDLER
Contact Address:
WHOI
City: Woods Hole
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (WWW)


Personnel
GARDNER D. WILFORD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (409) 845-3928
Fax: (409) 845-6331
Email: wgardner at ocean.tamu.edu
Contact Address:
Dept. of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
City: College Station
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77843
Country: USA


Publications/References
Ducklow, H.W., and Harris, R.P. 1993. Introduction to the JGOFS North
Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep Sea Research II, Vol. 40, No. 1/2,
p. 1-8.

Livingston, H.D. and Bowles, M.C. 1992. U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux
Study Program. Oceanus, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 57-59.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13

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