Biological, plankton and tows - plankton tows data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises OC404-01, OC404-04 and others as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-15 to 2005-08-25 (NCEI Accession 0081719)

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Zooplankton biomass estimates were determined from 1 m^2, 150 micron mesh MOCNESS (Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System) tows. The following discrete depth intervals were sampled on the upcast: 0-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200, 200-300, 300-400, 400-500, 500-600, and 600-700 m. Generally paired tows during the day (9:30-15:00 local time) and night (21:30-03:00) were performed at each station. A single tow generaly covered 5-15 km. The nominal position (lat_n and lon_n) for each tow is the position at the mid depth 200-300m sampling interval. Table 1 (pg 1362 PDF (http://ocb.whoi.edu/EDDIES/PI-NOTES/Goldthwait_Steinberg_2008_Table1.pdf)) of Goldthwait and Steinberg (2008) is a sequential list of all MOCNESS mesozooplankton tows and includes eddy identification number and location.
Each sample was size-fractionated using nested sieves of 0.15 mm, 0.5 mm, 1 mm, 2mm, and 5 mm mesh. Zooplankton in each size class were transferred onto pre-weighed 0.15 mm nitex mesh filters and rinsed with deionized water. Samples were then dried for 24 hours at 60 degrees C and weighed.
Data were prepared by Sarah Goldthwait of Humboldt State University (https://fresca.calstate.edu/faculty/98)
Publication: Goldthwait, S. and D.K. Steinberg. 2008. Elevated Biomass of Mesozooplankton and Enhanced Fecal Pellet Flux in Cold-Core and Mode-Water Eddies in the Sargasso Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 55: pp. 1360-1377. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.01.003 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.01.003)
  • Cite as: Steinberg, D.K.; Goldthwait, S.A. (2011). Biological, plankton and tows - plankton tows data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises OC404-01, OC404-04 and others as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-15 to 2005-08-25 (NCEI Accession 0081719). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0081719. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2004-06-15 to 2005-08-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 33.4083
S: 28.76298
E: -59.473
W: -69.3829
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  • mesozooplankton biomass from the EDDIES project of the OCB program
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-11-28
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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
Supplemental Information
The Data Originator(s)/Principal Investigator(s) for these data:
Deborah K. Steinberg, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Sarah A. Goldthwait, Humboldt State University

The data were collected during the following cruise(s):
OC404-01
OC404-04
OC415-01
OC415-03

The collection of the data was supported by the following grant(s):
NSF OCE-0241310
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Steinberg, D.K.; Goldthwait, S.A. (2011). Biological, plankton and tows - plankton tows data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises OC404-01, OC404-04 and others as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-15 to 2005-08-25 (NCEI Accession 0081719). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0081719. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Steinberg, D.K.
  • Goldthwait, S.A.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
BCO-DMO Data Elements Thesaurus
  • zoop_bm_1000
  • zoop_bm_150
  • zoop_bm_2000
  • zoop_bm_500
  • zoop_bm_5000
  • zoop_bm_total
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
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
  • BCO-DMO > Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
  • CWM/VIMS > Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
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
  • MOCNESS > MOCNESS Plankton Net
  • PLANKTON NETS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Steinberg, D.K.; Goldthwait, S.A. (2011). Biological, plankton and tows - plankton tows data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises OC404-01, OC404-04 and others as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-15 to 2005-08-25 (NCEI Accession 0081719). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0081719. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-11-28T21:30:09Z - NCEI Accession 0081719 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
  • Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS)
  • net - zooplankton net
Platform
  • OCEANUS
Last Modified: 2018-03-07T16:37:30Z
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