Sediment Trap Particle Flux Measured during the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study
Entry ID: USJGOFS_ARAB_SED_TRAP

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Summary
Abstract: A component of U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the
Arabian Sea Process Study. Eleven cruises took place aboard the R/V
Thomas G. Thompson for about sixteen months from October 1994 until
January 1996. These cruises provided seasonal coverage of the annual
monsoon and inter-monsoon cycles in the area southeast of Oman - from
where the cruises were staged. The monsoons of the Arabian Sea drive
a uniquely intense carbon cycling system, and it is the goal of JGOFS
to better understand the role of the oceans in global carbon cycling.

Particle fluxes were determined by sediment trap. Total particle flux
is measured in mg/m2/day. Particle fractions (particle sizes less
than 1 mm) of organic carbon, inorganic carbon, total nitrogen,
biogenic silicon, and aluminum are measured in percentage of total
flux.

The sediment traps were deployed in November 1994 and May 1995. Trap
depths ranged from 764 meters to 3915 meters.
Traps were deployed at the following sites:
17.69N 57.85E
17.40N 57.80E
17.20N 59.60E
15.98N 61.50E
10.00N 65.00E

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

[This information was obtained from U.S. JGOFS website at WHOI.]

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 18.0 S: 9.0  E: 66.0  W: 57.0
 Min Depth: 750M  Max Depth: 4000M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-10-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENT COMPOSITION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >INORGANIC CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE >BIOGENIC SILICON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS >ALUMINUM    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Instrument
SEDIMENT TRAPS    [Information]


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


Access Constraints
The data are public domain and can be retrieved on-line from the
U.S. JGOFS World Wide Web server at WHOI.


Use Constraints
Anyone wishing to use U.S. JGOFS data in a presentation, report,
thesis or publication should contact the originating PI. It is
expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data
use will be strictly honored.


Keywords
CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
WHOI


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

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
Fees: Free


Personnel
JACK DYMOND
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 503-737-2296
Fax: 503-737-2064
Email: dymond at oce.orst.edu
Contact Address:
College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Science
Oregon State University
City: Corvallis
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97331-5503
Country: USA


SUSUMU HONJO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 508-289-2589
Fax: 508-457-2187
Email: shonjo at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA


STEVEN J. MANGANINI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-457-2000 x2778
Email: smanganini at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Clark 1
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA



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

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