The Influence of Free Drifting Icebergs on Pelagic Ecosystems in the Weddell Sea

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Title: The Influence of Free Drifting Icebergs on Pelagic Ecosystems in the Weddell Sea
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The effects on the pelagic ecosystem surrounding free-drifting icebergs was measured the Weddell Sea. Two icebergs, 0.1 and 30.8 square kilometers in size, were monitored using MOCNESS tows, CTD casts, sea-bird surveys, and trace metal analysis to asses both the intensity and reach of their effect surrounding environment.
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REFERENCE: K.L. Smith, Jr., B.H. Robison, J.J. Helly, R.S. Kaufmann, H.A. Ruhl, T.J. Shaw, B.S. Twining and M. Vernet. Free-drifting icebergs: hotspots of chemical and biological enrichment in the Weddell Sea. Science 317, 478-482
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -52.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -61.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICEBERGS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > WEDDELL SEA
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Contact_Person: KEN SMITH
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
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Postal_Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ksmith@mbari.org
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Contact_Organization: COLUMBIA/LDEO/MGDS > Marine Geoscience Data System, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
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Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Address: 61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@marine-geo.org
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080326
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080327
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Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Postal_Code: 20706
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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