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Seasonality of mesozooplankton abundance and vertical distribution in the Arctic Kongsfjord (Svalbard) , Norway
Entry ID: ArcOD_2007P2

Abstract: Mesozooplankton collections were made during a one-year field period from August 1998 until July 1999 in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Norway, to investigate the seasonality of species composition, abundance, stage and vertical distribution. These data provide the first year-round zooplankton observation in Kongsfjorden. Sampling was carried out in the deepest accessible part of the fjord, weather ... View entire text

Purpose: Description of the mesozooplankton species composition, abundance and its seasonal changes in Kongfsjorden in the year 1998/99.
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  N: 78.95   S: 78.92   E: -12.2   W: -11.96

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Silke Lischka, Wilhelm Hagen
Dataset Title: Seasonality of mesozooplankton abundance and vertical distribution in the Arctic Kongsfjord (Svalbard) , Norway
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-08-01
Stop Date: 1999-07-31
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Mesh size of 100µm was chosen because the study focus was on smaller sized species, specifically smaller sized copepod crustaceans (Pseudocalanus minutus, Oithona similis). 100 µm mesh size allows to catch most copepodite stages of P. minutus and the older copepodites (CI to CV) of O. similis quantitatively. (Copepodites are the young stages of copepods. They are ... View entire text
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Use Constraints Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at ArcOD, University of Alaska, 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 with ... View entire text
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Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
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Email: slischka at
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Wischhofstr. 1?3, Building 12
City: Kiel
Province or State: Schleswig Holstein
Postal Code: 24148
Country: Germany
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Lischka, S; Hagen, W, Life-histories of the copepods Pseudocalanus minutus, P. acuspes (Calanoida) and Oithona similis (Cyclopoida) in the Arctic Kongsfjorden (Svalbard). Polar Biology: 28:910?921
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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