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NERC Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) data off the east coast of England (from 1992)

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Title: NERC Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) data off the east coast of England (from 1992)
Description:
Abstract:
The River-Atmosphere-Coast Study (RACS) of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the United Kingdom studies land-sea interactions in the coastal zone and the major exchanges (physical, chemical & biological) between rivers and estuaries and the atmosphere. The east coast of Britain between Berwick-on-Tweed and Great Yarmouth is the chosen site for RACS. The coastal marine study consists of several seasonal research cruises (using the NERC vessel 'RRS Challenger') along the east coast of the UK, probing the North Sea, its major estuaries (the Wash, the Humber, the Tyne and the Tees) and the English Channel. The data include RRS Challenger cruises 99 (December 1992), 108 (November/December 1993) and 115 (October/November 1994). The objectives of the cruises were to define the characteristics of the plume emanating from the Humber/Wash estuaries into the coastal zone, and to carry out surveys of the LOIS coastal study area, with particular attention given to sediment and suspended particulate matter (SPM) characteristics and water quality. In addition, an intensive study of fluxes in the Humber Estuary is taking place aboard the NRA's vessel 'Sea Vigil', monitoring processes as far inland as the Aire-Ouse confluence. The data are split into underway and discrete sampling. Underway data are stored as time series with all parameters merged on date/time. The data will be fully quality controlled with checks made for instrument malfunction, fouling, constancy, spikes, spurious values, calibration errors, baseline and salt-water corrections. The discrete data are stored in a relational database (Oracle RDBMS), chiefly as vertical profiles, and are uniquely identified by a combination of deployment number and depth. BODC are responsible for calibrating, processing, quality controlling and documenting the data and assembling the data set. This work is currently underway. As more data are collected as part of LOIS RACS they will be processed and added to the database. Data can be supplied via ftp, on CD-ROM, or, for small volumes of data, on floppy disk or as e-mail attachments. Please contact BODC for further details. [This description was derived from the BODC WWW pages.]
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19920101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -2.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 3.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CARCINOGENS > PCB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES > DISSOLVED OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > LIGHT TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > RADIOISOTOPES > CESIUM-127
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TOXIC CHEMICALS > PCB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OCEAN TRACERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > RADIONUCLIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: CORING DEVICES
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: OXYGEN METERS
Theme_Keyword: SEDIMENT CORERS
Theme_Keyword: STD > SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: WATER BOTTLES
Theme_Keyword: AUTOANALYZER
Theme_Keyword: TRANSMISSOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: LOIS > LAND OCEAN INTERACTION STUDY
Theme_Keyword: Benthic Fauna
Theme_Keyword: British Coast
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Content Of Pore Water
Theme_Keyword: Cesium
Theme_Keyword: Cesium-137
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Processes
Theme_Keyword: Cs
Theme_Keyword: Cs-137
Theme_Keyword: Dissolved Oxygen
Theme_Keyword: English Channel
Theme_Keyword: Great Britain
Theme_Keyword: Humber
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/bodc
Theme_Keyword: Multicorer
Theme_Keyword: Nitrogen Content Of Pore Water
Theme_Keyword: North Sea
Theme_Keyword: Nutrient Transfer
Theme_Keyword: Pah
Theme_Keyword: Pcb
Theme_Keyword: Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon
Theme_Keyword: Polychlorinated Biphenyl
Theme_Keyword: Pore Water
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Pore Water
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Porosity
Theme_Keyword: Sediment-water Interface
Theme_Keyword: Sulfate
Theme_Keyword: Sulphate
Theme_Keyword: Suspended Particulate Matter
Theme_Keyword: Tees River
Theme_Keyword: The Wash
Theme_Keyword: Trace Metals
Theme_Keyword: Transmittance
Theme_Keyword: Tyne River
Theme_Keyword: United Kingdom
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > GREAT BRITAIN > ENGLAND > EAST COAST
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE
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Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NERC/BODC > British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: ROY K. LOWRY, DR.
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Oceanographic Data Centre
Address: Joseph Proudman Building
Address: 6 Brownlow Street
City: Liverpool
Postal_Code: L3 5DA
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 151 795 4895
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Resource_Description: BODC_NERC_LOIS_RACS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.pml.ac.uk/lois/
Access_Instructions:
Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) website at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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