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Atlantic Meridional Transect

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Atlantic Meridional Transect
Description:
Abstract:
The Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) is a multidisciplinary programme which undertakes biological, chemical and physical oceanographic research during an annual voyage between the UK and destinations in the South Atlantic - previously the Falkland Islands, South Africa and Chile, a distance of up to 13,500km. This ocean transect crosses a range of ecosystems from sub-polar to tropical and from euphotic shelf seas and upwelling systems to oligotrophic mid-ocean gyres. AMT has provided an in-situ observation system for the Atlantic Ocean between ~50°N and ~50°S since 1995, and to-date this has involved 223 scientists from 18 different countries. Data that has been gathered during this project informs on trends and variability in biodiversity and function of the Atlantic ecosystem during this period of rapid change to our climate and biosphere. AMT is unique in its ability to acquire data on long NS transects of the Atlantic and to make observations on basin scales. It represents the longest running programme based in the Atlantic Ocean that makes repeat measurements of core parameters and provides a platform for excellent multi-disciplinary oceanographic research. The main deliverable of AMT is an exceptional time series (1995-present) of spatially extensive and internally consistent observations on the structure and biogeochemical properties of planktonic ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean that are required to validate models addressing questions related to the global carbon cycle. A full list of AMT publications, which currently includes 220 published articles including two special issues of Deep-Sea Research II and one of Progress in Oceanography, can be found at: http://www.amt-uk.org/publications.aspx. This unique spatially extensive decadal dataset continues to be deposited and made available to the wider community through the British Oceanographic Data Centre (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/projects/uk/amt/). The programme is hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (http://www.pml.ac.uk/) in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (http://noc.ac.uk/) and provides an exceptional opportunity for nationally and internationally driven collaborative endeavours. An integral part of the AMT, which has resulted in more than 60 completed PhD theses, is to provide a training arena for the next generation of oceanographers. This aim has been enhanced recently through the development of the POGO-AMT fellowship programme (http://ocean-partners.org/) which supports the participation of students or early career professionals from developing nations. Participants in this fellowship programme benefit from working alongside experienced researchers in the development of research skills, the formation of collaborative links and capacity building for their home institutes and countries.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: http://www.amt-uk.org/publications.aspx
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -40.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -4.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBONATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > MARINE GEOCHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITROUS OXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > FRONTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WATER MASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ABSORPTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > APHOTIC/PHOTIC ZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > EXTINCTION COEFFICIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > IRRADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OPTICAL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SCATTERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > THERMOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > HALOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > POTENTIAL DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > PYCNOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: RRS DISCOVERY
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > FALKLAND ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
Access_Constraints: It is NERC policy to ensure that "individual scientists, principal investigator teams and participants in programmes will be permitted a reasonable period to work exclusively on, and publish the results of, the data collected by such individuals and teams". Nevertheless, as the AMT programme develops, there is necessarily a sequential widening of access to data and samples. This process has already been outlined with respect to data under 7 above. It can be generalised with reference to three access levels •Level 1 (AMT Project) Availability limited to the investigators responsible for data/sample collection any wider sharing at the discretion of the investigators. •Level 2 (AMT Programme) When data are transferred to BODC, their availability is automatically extended to other investigators within the AMT programme. Nevertheless, their further use is still under the control of the data originator, and any wider sharing is at the discretion of the AMT Steering Committee. •Level 3 (Public) Data publication (depending on parameter ranging from real time to at or near the end of the programme). Availability extended to external users, either openly (for academic use) or at the discretion of BODC/NERC (for commercial exploitation, in consultation with data-originators). Post-programme availability of biological material to be controlled by the body responsible for its archiving, on the basis that 'ground-rules' will then have been established by the Steering Committee, and that sample-originators will be consulted wherever practicable.
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANDY REES
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place
City: The Hoe
State_or_Province: Plymouth
Postal_Code: PL1 3DH
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1752 633100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 1752 633101
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: apre@pml.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NERC/BODC > British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: ROB THOMAS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 151 7954882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: room@bodc.ac.uk
Resource_Description: AMT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bodc.ac.uk/projects/uk/amt/
Access_Instructions:
AMT homepage at British Oceanographic Data Centre
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130217
Metadata_Review_Date: 20170823
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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