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CO2calc: A User-Friendly Seawater Carbon Calculator for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS (iPhone)
Entry ID: USGS_CO2calc


Summary
Abstract: A user-friendly, stand-alone application for the calculation of carbonate system parameters was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Florida Shelf Ecosystems Response to Climate Change Project in response to its Ocean Acidification Task. The application, by Mark Hansen and Lisa Robbins, USGS St. Petersburg, FL, Joanie Kleypas, NCAR, Boulder, CO, and Stephan Meylan, Jacobs Technology, St. Petersburg, FL, is intended as a follow-on to CO2SYS, originally developed by Lewis and Wallace (1998) and later modified for Microsoft Excel® by Denis Pierrot (Pierrot and others, 2006). Besides eliminating the need for using Microsoft Excel on the host system, CO2calc offers several improvements on CO2SYS, including:

- An improved graphical user interface for data entry and results

- Additional calculations of air-sea CO2 fluxes (for surface water calculations)

- The ability to tag data with sample name, comments, date, time, and latitude/longitude

- The ability to use the system time and date and latitude/ longitude (automatic retrieval of latitude and longitude available on iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, and, in the future, Windows® hosts with an attached National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)-enabled GPS)

- New constants, including Lueker and others (2000) and Millero (2010)

- The ability to process multiple files in a batch processing mode

- An option to save sample information, data input, and calculated results as a comma-separated value (CSV) file for use with Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS, or other applications

- An option to export points with geographic coordinates as a KMZ file for viewing and editing in Google EarthTM

[Summary provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.]

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download CO2calc.


Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE > MOBILE APP
Description: Download CO2calc for iPhone.


Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: CO2calc project home page.

ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Keywords
Calculator
Mobile App
Seawater
Water Quality
Carbon
CO2SYS


Personnel
LISA ROBBINS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3002
Fax: 727-803-2030
Email: lrobbins at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Center for Coastal & Watershed Studie
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-11-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-10-12



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