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Mesozooplankton Biomass and C/N Ratio Measured during the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NABE)
Entry ID: JGOFS_NABE_ZOOMASS


Summary
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.

At several stations, mesozooplankton were sampled by plankton net and
divided into size fractions. Carbon and nitrogen (micrograms) were
estimated for each size fraction. Carbon biomass and nitrogen biomass
(mg/m^3), as well as the carbon/nitrogen ratio, were also given for
each size fraction.

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.]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Access US JGOFS data


Link: View Related Information
Description: US JGOFS Home Page

Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: 18.0  E: -8.0  W: -47.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-04-25
Stop Date: 1989-07-07


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON >CARBON BIOMASS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN >NITROGEN BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


Project
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
JGOFS >Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, IGBP    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
BIOMASS
C/N RATIO
CARBON
CARBON BIOMASS
CARBON/NITROGEN RATIO
CN RATIO
IDN_NODE GSFC/WHOI
JGOFS
MARINE ECOLOGY
MESOPLANKTON
MESOZOOPLANKTON
NABE
NITROGEN
NITROGEN BIOMASS
NORTH ATLANTIC
PLANKTON ECOLOGY


Data Center
United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CINDY CHANDLER
Contact Address:
WHOI
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA

Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.bco-dmo.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Phone: 508-289-2409
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: rgroman at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (WWW)


Personnel
HANS GUSTAVO DAM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (860) 405-9098
Fax: (860) 405-9153
Email: hgdam at uhgdam at uconnvm.uconn.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut
City: Groton
Province or State: CT
Postal Code: 06340-6097
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-24



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