CTD observations where collected simultaneously with the towing of the
multi-net MOCNESS plankton sampler (1 and 10 square meter units).
Sampling was conducted during the periods April - September 2001 and
2002. The survey area included the continental margin to the west of
the Antarctic Peninsula extending from the northern tip of Adelaide ... Island to the southern portion of Alexander Island, Crystal Sound, and
Marguerite Bay. These data represent the water column conditions at
the time/depth each net was open along the towed track. In addition, a
number of critical net tow parameters are reported with the CTD data
stream; as such, the plankton data require these files for ancillary
net tow conditions.
Observations where made from the following ship cruises:
Ship names/Cruise ID/cruise dates
R/V Laurence M. Gould / LMG0106 / Jul 21-Sep 01 2001
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0103 / Apr 24-Jun 05 2001
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0104 / Jul 24-Aug 31 2001
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0202 / Apr 09-May 21 2002
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0204 / Jul 31-Sep 18 2002
Cruise dates a generally longer than dates of data.
PIs identified as being responsible for MOCNESS tows:
Peter Wiebe, MOCNESS 1m^2 unit, all Palmer cruises
Jose Torres, MOCNESS 10m^2 unit, 2 Palmer cruises
Rodger Harvey, MOCNESS 1m^2 unit, Gould cruise