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An Optical Plankton Counter was towed along standard sections off coastal Oregon and Northern California on four ship cruises 2000 and 2002. GLOBEC NEP CCS
Entry ID: opc_ccs_NEP

Abstract: An Optical Plankton Counter (OPC) was attached to the OSU SeaSoar system and towed along standard sections in the coastal region from Newport, Oregon to Crescent, California. These sections were occupied twice in 2000 and 2002. Not all sections were surveyed equality in time and space.

The OPC provided counts and size estimates of zooplankton sized particles ... View entire text
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Description: Directory of Data Page, please see: "opc_ccs" (Meng Zhou investigator)
Also this page please see: "bottle_data" (Hal Batchelder investigator)
Also this page please see: "ccs_proc_ctd" (Hal Batchelder investigator)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 41.5   E: -124.2   W: -126.2
Min Depth: 1M Max Depth: 110M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-05-28
Stop Date: 2000-06-13
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Any person making substantial use of a data set must communicate with the investigators who acquired the data prior to publication and anticipate that the data collectors will be co-authors of published results. This extends to model results and to data organized for retrospective studies.

The data available here are intended for ... View entire text
Data Center
U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 508-289-2409
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: rgroman at
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 541-737-4500
Fax: 541-7327-2064
Email: hbatchelder at
Contact Address:
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)
Oregon State University
104 Ocean Admin., Bldg.
City: Corvallis
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97331-5503
Country: USA
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Phone: 508-289-2298
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: dallison at
Contact Address:
MS #36
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Shiverick House
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
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Rodriguez, J. and M. M. Mullin. 1986. Relation between biomass and body weight of plankton in a steady state oceanic ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr., 31, 361-370.

Zhou, M. and M. E. Huntley. 1997. Population dynamics theory of plankton based on biomass spectra. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 157, 61-73.

Zhou, M. and K. S. Tande. 2002. Optical Plankton Counter workshop report. International Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Report, No. 17, 67 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-12-22