Biological, chemical, optical, and physical observations collected aboard the Alaska marine highway system ferry TUSTUMENA in the Gulf of Alaska from September 15, 2004 through November 6, 2008 (NCEI Accession 0070122)

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An oceanographic measurement system aboard the Alaskan ferry Tustumena operated for four years in the Alaska Coastal Current with funding from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, the North Pacific Research Board and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sampling water from the ships sea chest at 4 m, the underway system measured: (1) temperature and salinity basic physical variables, (2) nitrate - an essential phytoplankton nutrient, (3) chlorophyll fluorescence an indicator of phytoplankton concentration, (4) colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) fluorescence an indicator of terrestrial runoff, and (5) optical beam transmittance an indicator of suspended sediment.

Instrumentation:
Time series instruments used on this underway system are listed by manufacturer. Data are processed using software provided by the manufacturers of the instruments along with recent calibration files when appropriate. Post processing was via Ferret data visualization and analysis software.
  • Cite as: Cokelet, Edward D; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2011). Biological, chemical, optical, and physical observations collected aboard the Alaska marine highway system ferry TUSTUMENA in the Gulf of Alaska from September 15, 2004 through November 6, 2008 (NCEI Accession 0070122). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0070122. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2004-09-15 to 2008-11-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 61.1241
S: 48.6226
E: -122.514
W: -166.5981
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-26
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose For use in oceanographic studies of the Gulf of Alaska and coastal areas
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Cokelet, Edward D; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2011). Biological, chemical, optical, and physical observations collected aboard the Alaska marine highway system ferry TUSTUMENA in the Gulf of Alaska from September 15, 2004 through November 6, 2008 (NCEI Accession 0070122). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0070122. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Originator Keywords
  • Alaska Coastal Current
  • Alaska Ferry
  • Alaska Marine Highway System
  • CDOM
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill
  • GEM
  • Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • NPRB
  • Oceanography
  • chlorophyll
  • climate
  • optical attenuation coefficient
  • salinity
  • temperature
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
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
  • TRANSMISSOMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Originator Place Names
  • Alaska
  • Cook Inlet
  • Gulf of Alaska
  • Prince William Sound
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Cokelet, Edward D; US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2011). Biological, chemical, optical, and physical observations collected aboard the Alaska marine highway system ferry TUSTUMENA in the Gulf of Alaska from September 15, 2004 through November 6, 2008 (NCEI Accession 0070122). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0070122. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-26T19:34:27Z - NCEI Accession 0070122 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • fluorometer
  • GPS
  • thermosalinographs
  • transmissometer
Platform
  • Tustumena
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:21:10Z
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