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
Quality Please see URL link ('Procedures employed to produce the image maps of Bunger Hills - Antarctica').
Data source: Four multispectral space imagery SPOT1 images (K318 J486, K318 J487, K322 J487, K322 J488), acquired 25 February 1990.
Projection and Grid: Transverse Mercator, grid zone 47.
Co-ordinates: Geographical and UTM.
Horizontal datum: World Geodetic System 1984.
Magnetic Variation: 89 degrees west in 1991.
Nomenclature: Names approved by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia, but are subject to confirmation (June 1992).
Access Constraints Hardcopy satellite image map. The georeferenced satellite images used to create the map are stored digitally on magnetic tapes LS109 and LS110. These images will be archived at the Australian archives. They are available digitally from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Please contact either the GIS or Mapping Officer. Hardcopy satellite image map.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=bunger_e... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3528
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: mapping at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-15