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Diatom identification and counts from 7 multicore locations on Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Ocean
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Abstract: This dataset was collected as part of an honours project by Jessica Wilks at Macquarie University (submitted May 2012). The samples analysed were taken from an expedition conducted by Dr Leanne Armand in 2011 as part of the KEOPS2 mission (KErguelen: compared study of the Ocean and the Plateau in Surface water). During this mission 7 locations (A3-1, A3-2, E1-3, E14W2, NPF-L, R2 and TEW) around ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.65   S: -50.65   E: 72.04   W: 72.04
  N: -50.65   S: -50.65   E: 72.07   W: 72.07
  N: -48.12   S: -48.12   E: 71.97   W: 71.97
  N: -48.78   S: -48.78   E: 71.44   W: 71.44
  N: -48.62   S: -48.62   E: 74.81   W: 74.81
  N: -50.39   S: -50.39   E: 66.7   W: 66.7
  N: -49.16   S: -49.16   E: 69.83   W: 69.83

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Armand, L.K. and Wilks, J.
Dataset Title: Diatom identification and counts from 7 multicore locations on Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Ocean
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2014-06-30
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-10-01
Stop Date: 2012-03-31
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Some of the diatoms found on slides were not identifiable (either too small or badly degraded) and were grouped as 'unidentified centrics' or 'unidentified penates'. Most of the unidentified centrics appeared to be part of genus Thalassiosira.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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