Productivity, chlorophyll a, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and other phytoplankton data from the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, East Siberian Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea, and Arctic Archipelago measured between 17 April, 1954 and 30 May, 2006 compiled as part of the Arctic System Science Primary Production (ARCSS-PP) observational synthesis project (NODC Accession 0063065)

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Arctic Ocean primary production data were assembled from original input data archived in various international databases, provided by individual investigators or in publications. The data were collected by various methods and resulted from the efforts of many individual, national and international research efforts conducted between 1954 and 2007. Station data (cruise, station, latitude, longitude, depth), discrete data for productivity and chlorophyll a (value, method, phase, incubation type and length), photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) (incoming, integrated over incubation period), some integrated parameters, and some hydrographic parameters (nutrient concentration, mixed layer depth) as well as source (investigator, data base, publication, etc.), if available, were included.
  • Cite as: Matrai, Patricia; Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (2011). Productivity, chlorophyll a, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and other phytoplankton data from the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, East Siberian Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea, and Arctic Archipelago measured between 17 April, 1954 and 30 May, 2006 compiled as part of the Arctic System Science Primary Production (ARCSS-PP) observational synthesis project (NODC Accession 0063065). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1954-04-17 to 2006-05-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 88.919
S: 53.167
E: 179.998
W: -179.999
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-19
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The data in this accession were compiled from a variety of sources, which are documented in the 0-data metadata files. A summary drawn from this file is included below.

1) Several unpublished datasets contributed by individuals:
Helene Hodal; Stephane Pesant; Patricia Matrai;

2) The data in this accession also originated from the following internationally recognized databases and sources:
Alaska Ocean Observing System; Arctic Nutrient Database, Old Dominion University and University of Georgia; Biological Atlas of the Arctic Seas 2000: Plankton of the Barents and Kara Seas, NOAA, NESDIS, NODC; DFO BioChem database; British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council; Balch Pigments Database, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment, National Snow and Ice Data Center; International Council for the Exploration of the Sea; National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA; NOW, NSERC; Ocean Primary Production Working Group, Rutgers University; PANGEA Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data; Rey dataset, Vernet; Western Arctic Shelf-Basin Interactions Project; SeaBASS.

3) Also data was used from the following publications:
- Vedernikov, V.I., V.I. Garagrin, and V.I. Burenkov. 2001 Feature of distribution of primary production and chlorophyll in the Pechora Sea in August-September 1998. Oceanology 41: 64-74
- Rich, J., Gosselin, M., Sherr, E., Sherr, B., and Kirchman, D.L. 1998 High bacterial production, uptake and concentrations of dissolved organic matter in the central Arctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research 44:1645-1663
- V.I. Vedernikov, A.B. Demidov, and A.I. Sud'bin 1995 Primary production and chlorophyll in the Kara Sea in September 1993. Oceanology, English Translation Vol 34, No. 5
- Horner R, Schrader GC 1982 Relative contribution of ice algae, phytoplankton, and benthic microalgae to primary production in nearshore regions of the Beaufort Sea. Arctic 35:485-503
- Legendre, Louis, Michel Gosselin, Hans-Jurgen Hirche, Gerhard Kattner & Gene Rosenberg. 1993 Environmental control and potential fate of size-fractionated phytoplankton production in the Greenland Sea (75 degrees-N). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 98: 297-313
- Muller-Niklas, G., G.J. Herndl. 1996 Dynamics of bacterioplankton during a phytoplankton bloom in the high Arctic waters of the Franz-Joseph Land. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 11: 111-118
- Rey, F., Loeng, H. 1985 The influence of ice and hydrographic conditions on the development of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea. In: Marine biology of polar regions and effects of stress on marine organisms. Gray, J. S., Christiansen, M. E. (eds.) John
- Rysgaard S, Nielsen TG, Hansen B., 1999 Seasonal variation in nutrients, pelagic primary production and grazing in a high-Arctic coastal marine ecosystem, Young Sound, Northeast Greenland. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 179:13-25
- Sorokin, Y.I. 1999 Data on primary production in the Bering Sea and adjacent Northern Pacific. J. Plankton Res. 21(4): 615-636
- Stefansson, U., T. Thordardottir and J. Olafsson 1987 Comparison of seasonal oxygen cycles and primary production in the Faxafloi region, southwest Iceland. Deep-sea res Part A, 34(5-6): 725-739
- Thordardottir, T. 1986 Timing and duration of spring blooming south and southwest of Iceland. In: The role of freshwater outflow in coastal marine ecosystems. S. Skreslet (ed.), Springer, Berlin. pp. 345-360.
- Vedernikov, V.I., V.I. Gagarin 1998 Primary production and chlorophyll in the Barents Sea in September-October, 1997. Oceanology 38(5), 642-649.
Purpose To compile available primary productivity data for the Arctic Region into a single database for analysis and synthesis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Matrai, Patricia; Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (2011). Productivity, chlorophyll a, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and other phytoplankton data from the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, East Siberian Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea, and Arctic Archipelago measured between 17 April, 1954 and 30 May, 2006 compiled as part of the Arctic System Science Primary Production (ARCSS-PP) observational synthesis project (NODC Accession 0063065). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • FLUOROMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Geographic Names Information System
  • Feature GUID: 32FA878BF9C93774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA878C9C063774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87B3718A3774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87B377623774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87B377683774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87B3776C3774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87B377783774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Feature GUID: 32FA87CF40503774E0440003BA962ED3
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Arctic Archipelago (BGN Standard)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Arctic Ocean (BGN Conventional)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Barents Sea (BGN Standard)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Beaufort Sea (BGN Conventional)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Bering Sea (BGN Conventional)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Chukchi Sea (BGN Conventional)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): East Siberian Sea (BGN Conventional)
  • Name (Gazetteer Order): Kara Sea (BGN Conventional)
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Matrai, Patricia; Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (2011). Productivity, chlorophyll a, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and other phytoplankton data from the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, East Siberian Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea, and Arctic Archipelago measured between 17 April, 1954 and 30 May, 2006 compiled as part of the Arctic System Science Primary Production (ARCSS-PP) observational synthesis project (NODC Accession 0063065). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-19T19:08:17 - NCEI Accession 0063065 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • bottle
  • bucket
  • fluorometer
  • PAR Sensor
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