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Institute of Marine Science, U Alaska-Fairbanks Database; Physical, Chemical, Biological and Geological Data
Entry ID: UAF_IMS_GENRL_DB


Summary
Abstract: The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) maintains an oceanographic
database using the Ingres(tm) relational database management system
(RDBMS). It contains physical, chemical, biological and geological
data from the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea,
Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet and other coastal waters. Currently,
the database contains data as far back as 1970 and it is about 500
Mbytes in size. Access is restricted to IMS researchers. However most
data can be extracted from the database and forward to other
researchers on a at-cost basis. Copies of most data were submitted to
the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).

Physical Oceanography
% STD - Salinity, Temperature and Depth. 60% of the database.
% CM - Current Meters.
% TG - Tide Gauges.

Biological Oceanography
% INFAUNA - Benthic Data from the Bering and Chukchi Seas.
% PHYTO - Phytoplankton data from the ISHTAR project.
% ZOOP - Zooplankton data from the ISHTAR, APPRISE and other projects.
% CHL - Chlorophyll data from the ISHTAR project.
% PP - Primary productivity, carbon and nitrogen uptake data from the ISHTAR
project.

Chemical Oceanography
% NUTRIENT - Nutrient chemistry data from the ISHTAR project.
% METAL - Heavy metal concentration data. (very small)

Geological Oceanography
% GRAIN SIZE - Sediment grain size data from the beaufort and chukchi seas.

Exxon Oil Spill Data
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This database is "litigation sensitive." Access is restricted to researchers
working on the Coastal Habitat Injury Assessment (CHIA) project.
% INTERTIDAL
% Invertebrates
% Fishes
% Algae
% Semicircle Density
% Limpet Growth/Survivorship
% Mussel Growth/Survivorship
% Swath Data
% Mussel Histology
% Photo Analysis
% SUBTIDAL
% Shallow Infaunal and Epifaunal Data
% Deep Infaunal Data, 40+ Meters

The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) is the oldest and the largest
unit of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. It is active in
research and graduate training at the masters and doctoral levels,
supports coastal facilities at Seward and Kasitsna Bay, and operates
the 133-foot research vessel Alpha Helix for the National Science
Foundataion.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 74.0 S: 56.0  E: -130.0  W: -174.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
CURRENT METERS    [Information]
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]


Keywords
AEDD
ALASKA DIRECTORY
APPRISE
BEAUFORT SEA
BERING SEA
CHIA
CHUKCHI SEA
COOK INLET
EXXON
GULF OF ALASKA
IDN_NODE GSFC/ESDD
ISHTAR
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND


Data Center
Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ims.uaf.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHIRK CHU
Phone: (907) 474-7092
Fax: (907) 474-7204
Email: chu at ims.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Room 104 O'Neill Bldg.
Institute of Marine Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Country: Alaska


Personnel
CHIRK CHU
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (907) 474-7092
Fax: (907) 474-7204
Email: chu at ims.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Room 104 O'Neill Bldg.
Institute of Marine Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Country: Alaska


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-17



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