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Oceanic Bio-Optical Data Measured during the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE)

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Title: Oceanic Bio-Optical Data Measured during the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE)
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Abstract:
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-induced 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. A bio-optical profiler was used to collect bio-optical data at 28 stations in the upper 100 meters of the water column (photic zone). The data are averaged into one-meter depth resolution bins. The following optical parameters are given for various wavelengths at one-meter depth intervals: downwelling spectral irradiance, upwelling spectral irradiance, upwelling spectral radiance, and spectral irradiance above sea surface. Diffuse attentuation coefficients are given for the various wavelengths. In addition, photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) and fluorescence are given for each depth. A CTD was used to provide conductivity, temperature, salinity and density information, and a transmissometer was used to provide light transmission information. 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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Bounding_Coordinates:
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 > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > BIOLUMINESCENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > IRRADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
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Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: STD > SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: TRANSMISSOMETERS
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: Nabe
Theme_Keyword: North Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Optics
Theme_Keyword: Par
Theme_Keyword: Photosynth. Available Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Upwelled Irradiance
Theme_Keyword: Upwelled Radiance
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Theme_Keyword: Upwelling Radiance
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CURTISS O. DAVIS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHARLES C. TREES
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Naval Research Laboratory
Address: Code 7212
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20375
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Center for Hydro-Optics and Remote Sensing
Address: 6505 Alvarado Rd., Suite 206
Address: San Diego State University
City: San Diego
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92120
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (202) 767-9296
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (619) 594-2241
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (202) 404-7453
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (619) 594-4570
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: davis@rira.nrl.navy.mil
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chuck@chors.sdsu.edu
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
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_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WHOI
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: BCO-DMO > Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
Contact_Person: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
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/optics-4
Resource_Description: jgofs/nabe/atlantisII/optics-5
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Online_Option:
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http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.bco-dmo.org
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/jg/dir/jgofs/
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Access US JGOFS data
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http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/
Access_Instructions:
US JGOFS Home Page
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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