Microplankton, Nanoplankton and Picoplankton Measurements from the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study

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Title: Microplankton, Nanoplankton and Picoplankton Measurements from the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study
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Abstract:
A component of U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the Arabian Sea Process Study. Eleven cruises took place aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson for about sixteen months from October 1994 until January 1996. These cruises provided seasonal coverage of the annual monsoon and inter-monsoon cycles in the area southeast of Oman - from where the cruises were staged. The monsoons of the Arabian Sea drive a uniquely intense carbon cycling system, and it is the goal of JGOFS to better understand the role of the oceans in global carbon cycling. Measurements of microplankton, nanoplankton and picoplankton were made on six of the eleven cruises. The measurements include abundance, biomass, biovolume, and zooplankton grazing (herbivory). The measurements were made on preserved water samples, collected for various depths using the rosette bottle sampler. Microplankton (PI: David Caron) ------------------------------- Microplankton measurements include vertical profiles of abundance, biomass and grazing. These values are available for cruises TTN-043 and TTN-045. Microplankton were grouped by major taxa: diatoms, dinoflagellates, other phytoplanktonic algae, non-loricate ciliates, tintinnid ciliates, sarcodines, nauplii. Profiles of microplankton abundance are available in cells per liter for each taxon. Microplankton biovolumes were determined from measurements of their linear dimensions (using volume equations for appropriate geometric shapes). Biovolume estimates were converted to carbon biomass (micrograms carbon per liter) for each taxon. For microplankton grazing, shallow (5-10 m) and deep (35-80 m) water samples were used. The dataset provides profiles of microzooplankton grazing on phytoplankton per day and profiles of net phytoplankton growth rate per day. Nanoplankton (PI: David Caron) ------------------------------ Profiles of nanoplankton abundance (cells per milliliter) and biovolume (cubic micrometers per liter) are available for phototrophic nanoplankton and heterotrophic nanoplankton on cruises TTN-043 and TTN-045. Picoplankton (PIs: Lisa Campbell and Michael Landry; Robert Olson) ------------------------------------------------------------------ Profiles of picoplankton abundances were measured on cruises TTN-043, TTN-045, TTN-050, and TTN-054 by Lisa Campbell and Michael Landry, and on cruises TTN-049 and TTN-053 by Robert Olson. Abundance was measured by flow cytometry. The following types of picoplankton were enumerated: synechococcus, prochlorococcus, eukaryotic phytoplankton, and heterotrophic bacteria (cells per milliliter). The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at "http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/jg/dir/jgofs/" [This information was obtained from U.S. JGOFS website at WHOI.]
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19941001
Ending_Date: 19960131
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 9.0
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Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > HERBIVORY > GRAZING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > FLAGELLATES > DINOFLAGELLATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > CILIATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > DIATOMS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > PHYTOPLANKTONIC ALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > MICROPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > NANOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PICOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DINOFLAGELLATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > GRAZING DYNAMICS / PLANT ECOLOGY
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Theme_Keyword: MICROSCOPES
Theme_Keyword: IGBP > INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME
Theme_Keyword: JGOFS > JOINT GLOBAL OCEAN FLUX STUDY, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Biological Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Marine Biology
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA
Access_Constraints: The data are public domain and can be retrieved on-line from the U.S. JGOFS World Wide Web server at WHOI.
Use_Constraints:
Anyone wishing to use U.S. JGOFS data in a presentation, report, thesis or publication should contact the originating PI. It is expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data use will be strictly honored.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: LISA CAMPBELL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL LANDRY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Univ. of Hawaii
Address: Dept. of Oceanography
Address: 1000 Pope Rd.
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96822
Country: USA
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Dept. of Oceanography
Address: University of Hawaii
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96822
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-956-3311
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 956-7776
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808-956-9516
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 956 9516
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lisac@soest.hawaii.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: landry@iniki.soest.hawaii.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: JGOFS/US_JGOFS > United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
Contact_Person: CINDY CHANDLER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WHOI
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: BCO-DMO > Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
Contact_Person: ROBERT C. GROMAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Address: Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-289-2409
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2169
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rgroman@whoi.edu
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-043/grazing (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-043/microplankton (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-043/nanoplankton (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-043/picoplankton (L. Campbell, M. Landry)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-045/grazing (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-045/microplankton (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-045/nanoplankton (D. Caron)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-045/picoplankton (L. Campbell, M. Landry)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-049/picophyto (R. Olson)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-050/picoplankton (L. Campbell, M. Landry)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-053/picophyto (R. Olson)
Resource_Description: /jgofs/arabian/ttn-054/picoplankton (L. Campbell, M. Landry)
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http://www.bco-dmo.org
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Access_Instructions:
Access US JGOFS data
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
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Fees: Free
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Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090513
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