BIOMASS, FLUORESCENCE and species abundance tows - undulating tow and tows data collected in the North Pacific Ocean on the NEW HORIZON, RANGE RECOVERER and THOMAS G. THOMPSON cruises NH0005, NH0007 and others as part of the NEP project from 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16 (NCEI Accession 0114240)

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NODC Accession 0114240 includes tows - undulating tow, tows and biological data collected aboard the NEW HORIZON, RANGE RECOVERER and THOMAS G. THOMPSON during cruises NH0005, NH0007, R0208 and T0205 in the North Pacific Ocean from 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16. These data include BIOMASS, FLUORESCENCE and species abundance. The instruments used to collect these data include Undulating towed profiler and Optical plankton counter. These data were collected by Meng Zhou of University of Massachusetts Boston as part of NEP. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) submitted these data to NODC on 2013-10-30.

The following is the text of the abstract provided by BCO-DMO:

This dataset includes ALL the biomass values, zero and non-zero. The data files are very large. In order to map the data, see the opc_ccs_nonzero (http://osprey.bco-dmo.org/dataset.cfm?id=14141&flag=view) dataset. In the 'nonzero' dataset, values of 0 in the 'biomass' column have been removed.
For an alternate display, including both zero and non-zero data, see opc_ccs_alt (http://osprey.bco-dmo.org/dataset.cfm?id=14138&flag=view). In the 'alt' dataset, OPC size classes are displayed as rows in a 'size_class' column, rather than as separate columns.
U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific California Current Program
Optical Plankton Counter (OPC) Data

Contact for this dataset is:
Meng Zhou
Dept. of Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA 02125
Email: meng.zhou@umb.edu (mailto:meng.zhou@umb.edu)
Phone: 617-287-7419; Lab: 617-287-6186
FAX: 617-287-7474
This project addresses one of 3 central hypotheses of the U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific (NEP) Study:
Spatial and temporal variability in mesoscale circulation constitutes the dominant physical forcing on zooplankton biomass, production, distribution, species interactions and retention and loss in coastal regions.(U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific Implementation Plan, U.S. GLOBEC Report No. 17).
References:
Rodriguez, J. and M. M. Mullin. 1986. Relation between biomass and body weight of plankton in a steady state oceanic ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr., 31, 361-370.
Zhou, M. and M. E. Huntley. 1997. Population dynamics theory of plankton based on biomass spectra. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 157, 61-73.
Zhou, M. and K. S. Tande. 2002. Optical Plankton Counter workshop report. International Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Report, No. 17, 67 pp.
For more Information about these data contact Dr. Zhou.
Last modified: June 29, 2006
  • Cite as: Zhou, M. (2013). BIOMASS, FLUORESCENCE and species abundance tows - undulating tow and tows data collected in the North Pacific Ocean on the NEW HORIZON, RANGE RECOVERER and THOMAS G. THOMPSON cruises NH0005, NH0007 and others as part of the NEP project from 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16 (NCEI Accession 0114240). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0114240. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 44.6665
S: 39.0004
E: -103.0707
W: -128.8078
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Associated Resources
  • Biological, chemical, physical, biogeochemical, ecological, environmental and other data collected from around the world during historical and contemporary periods of biological and chemical oceanographic exploration and research managed and submitted by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-11-06
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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:
Meng Zhou, University of Massachusetts Boston

The data were collected during the following cruise(s):
NH0005
NH0007
R0208
T0205

The collection of the data was supported by:
NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Zhou, M. (2013). BIOMASS, FLUORESCENCE and species abundance tows - undulating tow and tows data collected in the North Pacific Ocean on the NEW HORIZON, RANGE RECOVERER and THOMAS G. THOMPSON cruises NH0005, NH0007 and others as part of the NEP project from 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16 (NCEI Accession 0114240). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0114240. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Zhou, M.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
BCO-DMO Data Elements Thesaurus
  • Biomass Size Class
  • abundance
  • biomass
  • biovol
  • cruiseid
  • day_gmt
  • depth
  • elptime
  • fluor
  • lat
  • lon
  • month_gmt
  • start_day_gmt
  • start_month_gmt
  • start_time_gmt
  • time_gmt
  • transect
  • year
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
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
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
  • OPC > Optical Plankton Counter
  • SCANFISH > SHIP-TOWED UNDULATING VEHICLE
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • U.S.GLOBEC-GB > U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, Georges Bank
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Zhou, M. (2013). BIOMASS, FLUORESCENCE and species abundance tows - undulating tow and tows data collected in the North Pacific Ocean on the NEW HORIZON, RANGE RECOVERER and THOMAS G. THOMPSON cruises NH0005, NH0007 and others as part of the NEP project from 2000-05-30 to 2002-08-16 (NCEI Accession 0114240). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0114240. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-11-06T11:52:35Z - NCEI Accession 0114240 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
  • Optical plankton counter
  • Undulating towed profiler
Platform
  • NEW HORIZON
  • R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • RANGE RECOVERER
Last Modified: 2019-07-02T13:19:26Z
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