Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic OceanEntry ID: ARCSS079
Abstract: These data are water column and sediment data tabulated in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. They were largely collected in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, with some coverage for the Beaufort and East Siberian Seas, and with limited coverage for other portions of the Arctic Ocean. Data include that collected on Alpha Helix cruises 139, 165, 166, 174, 189, 190, 214, and 224 between 1990 and 1999. Other ... data were obtained from cruises of the RV OKEAN (1993), USCGC Polar Star (1993), Mendeleev (1993), USCGC Polar Sea (2000), U.S. Canada Arctic Ocean Section (1994), and Polarstern (1993). Water column data include coverage from some to most stations on these cruises, and include bottle salinity, temperature, sigma-t, oxygen-18/16 ratios, phosphate, ammonia, silicate, nitrate, dissolved oxygen, iodine-129 concentrations, and chlorophyll a. Sediment data include plutonium and neptunium concentrations, including isotope data. Biological data include radionuclide burdens in marine mammal tissues donated by subsistence hunters on the North Slope of Alaska and in the Resolute region of Canada. The readme files include reference to published use of these data, as well as additional information on interpreting data columns and spreadsheet construction. Additional biological and chemical data are being prepared for distribution at this site, and will be available in the near future.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lee W. Cooper
Dataset Title: Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss079.html
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > SUBSISTENCE HUNTING
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION > ISOTOPES
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION > NEPTUNIUM CONCENTRATIONS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION > PLUTONIUM CONCENTRATIONS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > RADIONUCLIDES
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
ISO Topic Category
Quality 2010/2011 research is stored at NIWA archive, UC-Davis Archive, UBC Canada Archive.
2011/2012 research is stored at NIWA secure archive, Italian PNRA archive.
Shear microstructure profiles from beneath sea ice south of Drygalski Ice Tongue - only top 300 m whereas water column is ~ 700m. Some adcp data of top 100 m.
If you require any further information please contact NIWA, Wellington.
Data Set Progress
Phone: 04 386 0476
Fax: +64 4 386 2153
Email: c.stevens at niwa.co.nz
NIWA Private Bag 14901
Postal Code: 6021
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Stevens, C. L., Stewart, C. L., Robinson, N. J., Williams, M. J. M., and Haskell, T. G.: Flow and mixing near a glacier tongue: a pilot study, Ocean Sci., 7, 293-304, doi:10.5194/os-7-293-2011, 2011.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-06-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-18