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The Faunal Assemblage Inhabiting Seasonal Sea Ice in the Nearshore Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea, Alaska) in Spring 1980 with Emphasis on Copepods
Entry ID: ArcOD_2008I3

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Abstract: Large numbers of invertebrates were collected from the lower layer of seasonal ice in the nearshore Beaufort Sea, off the northern Beaufort Sea, off the northern coast of Alaska in spring 1980. Over 90% of the individuals found belonged to meiofaunal taxa. Although density within the ice was low compared to that typically found in sediments, it was comparable to the highest previous estimate from ... View entire text

Purpose: These data present basic information about seasonal sea ice fauna in the nearshore arctic ocean with an emphasis on copepods.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.4   S: 70.4   E: -147.52   W: -147.52

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: John C. Kern and Andrew G. Carey Jr.
Dataset Title: The Faunal Assemblage Inhabiting Seasonal Sea Ice in the Nearshore Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea, Alaska) in Spring 1980 with Emphasis on Copepods
Dataset Series Name: Marine Biol. Prog. Ser.
Dataset Release Date: 1983
Issue Identification: 10: 159-167
Data Presentation Form: document
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-04-24
Stop Date: 1980-06-02
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CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Samples were sorted and counted under a dissecting microsocope. Spatial accuracy unknown. Ask authors for details.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The same procedures were used at all sites and for all species; findings should be consistent – first and last days the scraper rather than the corer was used.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Core samples were 10.5 cm in diameter, filtered through a 64 micrometer mesh.

PROCESS DESCRIPTION: added IOOS Core Variables. Removed broken xml tags. Fixed copy/paste error. Changed nameyearofscientificname to yearofscientificname to match origional xls spreadsheet field name.
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Use Constraints Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the University of Alaska and ArcOD, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24