Physical, optical, and chemical profile data from CTD casts collected from August 2005 to July 2012 from platforms Sever, Akademik Lavrentiev, and Professor Khromov in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in support of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) (NODC Accession 0125595)

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As part of the joint US-Russian RUSALCA (Russian US Long-term Census of the Arctic Ocean) Program, a team of US and Russian scientists undertook oceanographic cruises in summers of 2004-2012 on board the Russian Research Vessel Professor Khromov, the Russian vessel Sever, or the Academik M. A. Lavrentiev. The primary objective of these cruises was mooring work in the Bering Strait region. Related high resolution CTD sections with nutrient sampling and some benthic grab work were performed as weather and time allowed, in order to provide context to the mooring data and to measure the hydrography of the southern Chukchi Sea.

This data set contains processed CTD data (temperature, conductivity, pressure, salinity, sigma-t) from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Bad weather in 2008 did not allow CTD casts to be taken during the cruise aboard the Academik M. A. Lavrentiev. Data from 2004 and 2009 were processed separately, though might be included in this data set at a later date.

Nutrient data are not included here, though the voltages reported by auxiliary sensors (PAR, florescence, oxygen, altimeter) are included when available. Refer to the .readme files for listings of exactly what data are available for each cruise.

Information on each year's cruise and data processing idiosyncrasies is included in a .readme file included with the year's .ascii data file. Information on station position and time are included in the .hdr file. More information on cruises can be found in the cruise reports posted at http://psc.apl.washington.edu/HLD/Bstrait/Data/BeringStraitCruiseDataArchive.html.
  • Cite as: Woodgate, R.A.; K. Aagaard; T.J. Weingartner (2015). Physical, optical, and chemical profile data from CTD casts collected from August 2005 to July 2012 from platforms Sever, Akademik Lavrentiev, and Professor Khromov in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in support of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) (NODC Accession 0125595). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2005-08-21 to 2012-07-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 69.0308
S: 64.8938
E: -166.3277
W: -172.75
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-02-27
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
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Woodgate, R.A.; K. Aagaard; T.J. Weingartner (2015). Physical, optical, and chemical profile data from CTD casts collected from August 2005 to July 2012 from platforms Sever, Akademik Lavrentiev, and Professor Khromov in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in support of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) (NODC Accession 0125595). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Woodgate, R.A.
  • K. Aagaard
  • T.J. Weingartner
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
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 COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • OXYGEN METERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Woodgate, R.A.; K. Aagaard; T.J. Weingartner (2015). Physical, optical, and chemical profile data from CTD casts collected from August 2005 to July 2012 from platforms Sever, Akademik Lavrentiev, and Professor Khromov in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in support of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) (NODC Accession 0125595). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-02-27T20:33:58 - NCEI Accession 0125595 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
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • oxygen meter
  • PAR Sensor
Platform
  • Akademik M. A. Lavrentiev
  • Professor Khromov
  • Sever
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:22:07
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