Physical and chemical oceanic parameters available from NOAA's Ocean Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide Exchange Study (OACES)
Entry ID: NOAA_AOML_OACES

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Summary
Abstract: NOAA's Ocean Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide Exchange Study (OACES)
seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of the ocean in
sequestering the increasing burden of anthropogenically-derived
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. To do this, OACES scientists
quantitatively assess the sources, sinks and pathways of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere and the oceans. Research involves studies
in the direction, rate and amount of carbon dioxide transfer between
the atmosphere and the ocean. These studies have been conducted in
conjunction with the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) pilot
programs in the equatorial Pacific (EQPAC) in 1992, in the Indian
Ocean in 1994/95 and in the Southern Ocean.
In addition, the OACES program assesses the storage of carbon
dioxide in the ocean. This research is being conducted cooperatively
with JGOFS on cruises of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE).
These WOCE "long line" cruises include two in the Pacific (110W,170W),
one in the Atlantic (WOCE line A-16), and two in the Indian Ocean
(WOCE lines I-7 and I-8). The WOCE long lines are reoccupied at
approximately five-year intervals.
Data sets include: surface to bottom CTD casts; rosette-mounted
Niskin bottle water sample measurements of salinity, oxygen, nutrients,
pCO2, total CO2, total alkalinity, pH, DOC, and 13C and 14C; and, within
the upper 200 meters, profiles of light, primary production, chlorophyll,
phaeopigments, POM, and integrated thorium activity as an estimate
of particulate export.

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Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Study (OACES) information page


Geographic Coverage
 N: -0.0 S: -60.0  E: -80.0  W: 45.0

Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ALKALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES >DISSOLVED INORGANIC CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >INORGANIC CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >INORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OCEAN TRACERS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC CARBON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >PHAEOPIGMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >RADIONUCLIDES >THORIUM    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >STABLE ISOTOPES >THORIUM    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
NISKIN BOTTLES    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES


Keywords
AIR-SEA INTERACTION
BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLE
BOTTLES ROSETTE
CARBON CYCLE
CARBON DIOXIDE FLUX
CARBON FLUX
CARBON-13
CARBON-14
DISSOLVED INORGANIC CARBON
DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON
EQPAC
GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE
IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/OAR/AOML
JGOFS
PARTICLE FLUX
PARTICULATE FLUX
PARTICULATE ORGANIC MATTER
PHAEOPIGMENTS
PRIMARY PRODUCTION
PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY
THORIUM
THORIUM ACTIVITY
WOCE


Originating Center
NOAA/OAR/AOML


Data Center
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAMES C. HENDEE
Phone: (305) 361-4380
Fax: (305) 361-4582
Email: jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Coral Health and Monitoring Program
NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149-1026
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: On-line (World Wide Web)


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


Publications/References
Todd, J.F., D.K. Atwood, R.A. Feely and J.R. Toggweiler. 1990.
Atmosphere-ocean exchange of carbon dioxide: implications for
climate and global change on seasonal-to-century time scales.
NOAA Climate and Global Change Program Special Report No. 3.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-19

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