Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Measurements Made During the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE)

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Title: Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Measurements Made During the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE)
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The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) seeks to understand the processes that control the transfer of carbon and other biologically active elements in the ocean. In addition, JGOFS hopes to improve global-scale predictions of the ocean's response to human-inducded climate change. The North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE) was a multidisciplinary, multinational pilot study of JGOFS, studying the spring phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic and its associated biogeochemical processes. It took place from April until July, 1989, on two cruises of the RV Atlantis II and one cruise of the RV Endeavor. The stations in the North Atlantic were located from 18N to 72N and from 8W to 47W. Conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) measurements were made at various stations. Both Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Moss Landing Marine Laboratory conducted the CTD measurements. Additional parameters measured include salinity, oxygen concentration, potential temperature, sigma theta (density), and beam attenuation. The Endeavor cruise CTD data additionally features rescaled fluorescence data (numerically equivalent to chlorophyll-a concentration). The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at "http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/jg/dir/jgofs/" [This summary was derived from Oceanus vol. 35 and from the JGOFS WWW pages at WHOI.]
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REFERENCE: Ducklow, H.W., and Harris, R.P. 1993. Introduction to the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep Sea Research II, Vol. 40, No. 1/2, p. 1-8. Livingston, H.D. and Bowles, M.C. 1992. U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study Program. Oceanus, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 57-59.
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Beginning_Date: 19890425
Ending_Date: 19890707
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -47.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -8.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
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Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: STD > SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: IGBP > INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME
Theme_Keyword: JGOFS > JOINT GLOBAL OCEAN FLUX STUDY, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
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Theme_Keyword: Rescaled Fluorescence
Theme_Keyword: Sigma Theta
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: W. BROENKOW
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: R. T. WILLIAMS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Country: USA
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Address: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Address: University of California
City: La Jolla
State_or_Province: California
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (619) 534-2230
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Contact_Organization: JGOFS/US_JGOFS > United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
Contact_Person: CINDY CHANDLER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: WHOI
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA
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Contact_Organization: BCO-DMO > Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
Contact_Person: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Address: Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-289-2409
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2169
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rgroman@whoi.edu
Resource_Description: jgofs/nabe/atlantisII/ctdml
Resource_Description: jgofs/nabe/atlantisII/ctdsio
Resource_Description: jgofs/nabe/endeavor/ctd
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http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20090513
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Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
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