Dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, pH, and other variables collected from profile and discrete sample observations using CTD, Niskin bottle, and other instruments from NOAA Ship Pisces off the northeastern coast of the United States from 2012-10-27 to 2012-11-13 (NCEI Accession 0137874)

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This archival package contains discrete bottle (CTD profile) data that were collected off the Northeastern coast of the United States in 2012. Increasing amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide from human industrial activities are causing changes in global ocean carbon chemistry resulting in a reduction in pH, a process termed ocean acidification. Studies have demonstrated adverse effects on calcifying organisms, particularly some invertebrates, corals, sea urchins, pteropods, and coccolithophores. This effort is in support of the coastal monitoring and research objectives of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).
  • Cite as: Barbero, Leticia; Wanninkhof, Rik; Pierrot, Denis; Melrose, Donald C.; Rebuck, Nathan D.; Townsend, David W.; Thomas, Maura A.; Taylor, Christopher C. (2016). Dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, pH, and other variables collected from profile and discrete sample observations using CTD, Niskin bottle, and other instruments from NOAA Ship Pisces off the northeastern coast of the United States from 2012-10-27 to 2012-11-13 (NCEI Accession 0137874). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V53J3B18 [access date]
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Time Period 2012-10-27 to 2012-11-13
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.77
S: 37.6983
E: -65.7633
W: -74.95
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  • publication: 2016-01-12
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Supplemental Information
EXPOCODE: 334B20121027.
CRUISE ID: PC1207.

FUNDING AGENCY: NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).
PROJECT TITLE: Coastal Observations on the East Coast: Ocean Acidification Monitoring Network.
PROJECT ID: OAPFY13.03.AOML.001.

FUNDING AGENCY: NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).
PROJECT TITLE: Monitoring of Water Column DIC, TAlk, and pH on the Northeast U.S. Shelf and the Development of Ocean Acidification Indicators to Inform Marine Resource Management.
PROJECT ID: NEFSC FY2015-FY2017 ECM.
Purpose To measure key carbon, physical and biogeochemical parameters in coastal waters of the US in relation to Ocean Acidification and monitor changes over time.
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  • Cite as: Barbero, Leticia; Wanninkhof, Rik; Pierrot, Denis; Melrose, Donald C.; Rebuck, Nathan D.; Townsend, David W.; Thomas, Maura A.; Taylor, Christopher C. (2016). Dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, pH, and other variables collected from profile and discrete sample observations using CTD, Niskin bottle, and other instruments from NOAA Ship Pisces off the northeastern coast of the United States from 2012-10-27 to 2012-11-13 (NCEI Accession 0137874). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V53J3B18 [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Barbero, Leticia
  • Wanninkhof, Rik
  • Pierrot, Denis
  • Melrose, Donald C.
  • Rebuck, Nathan D.
  • Townsend, David W.
  • Thomas, Maura A.
  • Taylor, Christopher C.
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Acknowledgments
  • Funding Information: NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (Coastal Observations on the East Coast: Ocean Acidification Monitoring Network, OAPFY13.03.AOML.001)
  • Funding Information: NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (Monitoring of Water Column DIC, TAlk, and pH on the Northeast U.S. Shelf and the Development of Ocean Acidification Indicators to Inform Marine Resource Management, NEFSC FY2015-FY2017 ECM)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Cruise ID
  • PC1207
EXPOCODE
  • 334B20121027
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Variable Names
  • AMMONIA
  • CTDOXY
  • CTDOXYmg
  • CTDPRS
  • CTDSAL
  • CTDTMP
  • DIC
  • Depth_sampling
  • Depth_station
  • NITRIT+NITRAT
  • PHSPHT
  • SILCAT
  • Sigma-Theta
  • TAlk
  • pH
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/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/AOML > Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological 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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • OPTSPEC > Optical Spectrometer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Provider Geographic Names
  • Georges Bank
  • Gulf of Maine
  • Mid-Atlantic Bight
  • Northeastern coast of the United States
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Ocean Acidification Search Keywords
  • Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) Project
  • Ocean Acidification Program (OAP)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Barbero, Leticia; Wanninkhof, Rik; Pierrot, Denis; Melrose, Donald C.; Rebuck, Nathan D.; Townsend, David W.; Thomas, Maura A.; Taylor, Christopher C. (2016). Dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, pH, and other variables collected from profile and discrete sample observations using CTD, Niskin bottle, and other instruments from NOAA Ship Pisces off the northeastern coast of the United States from 2012-10-27 to 2012-11-13 (NCEI Accession 0137874). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V53J3B18 [access date]
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  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved Inorganic Carbon; Abbreviation: DIC; Unit: micro-mol/kg; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: Niskin bottle; Analyzing instrument: Two systems consisting of a coulometer (UIC Inc.) coupled with a Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Extractor (DICE) inlet system. DICE was developed by Esa Peltola and Denis Pierrot of NOAA/AOML and Dana Greeley of NOAA/PMEL to modernize a carbon extractor called SOMMA (Johnson et al. 1985, 1987, 1993, and 1999; Johnson 1992); Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Samples for total dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) measurements were drawn according to procedures outlined in the Guide to best practices for ocean CO2 measurements (Dickson et al., 2007) from Niskin bottles into cleaned 294-ml glass bottles. Bottles were rinsed and filled from the bottom, leaving 6 ml of headspace; care was taken not to entrain any bubbles. After 0.2 ml of saturated HgCl2 solution was added as a preservative, the sample bottles were sealed with glass stoppers lightly covered with Apiezon-L grease and were stored at room temperature to be sent back to the lab for analysis after the cruise. The analysis was done by coulometry with two analytical systems (AOML3 and AOML4) used simultaneously. In the coulometric analysis of DIC, all carbonate species are converted to CO2 (gas) by addition of excess hydrogen ion (acid) to the seawater sample, and the evolved CO2 gas is swept into the titration cell of the coulometer with pure air or compressed nitrogen, where it reacts quantitatively with a proprietary reagent based on ethanolamine to generate hydrogen ions. In this process, the solution changes from blue to colorless, triggering a current through the cell and causing coulometrical generation of OH minus ions at the anode. The OH ions react with the H+, and the solution turns blue again. A beam of light is shone through the solution, and a photometric detector at the opposite side of the cell senses the change in transmission. Once the percent transmission reaches its original value, the coulometric titration is stopped, and the amount of CO2 that enters the cell is determined by integrating the total charge during the titration. The volume of the pipette used to deliver the sample in each system was determined with aliquots of distilled water at known temperature. The weights with the appropriate densities were used to determine the volume of the pipette. Calculation of the amount of CO2 injected was according to the CO2 handbook (Dickson et al., 2007).The instrument has a salinity sensor, but all DIC values were recalculated to a molar weight (micro-mol/kg) using density obtained from the CTD salinity. The DIC values were corrected for dilution by 0.2 ml of saturated HgCl2 used for sample preservation (Measured DIC*1.00037). A correction was also applied for the offset from the CRM. This additive correction was applied for each cell using the CRM value obtained in the beginning of the cell. Please consult the accompanying Readme file for additional details. ; Replicate information: 51 samples each 500-ml, 6 sets of duplicate samples; Standardization description: The coulometers were calibrated by injecting aliquots of pure CO2 (99.99%) by means of an 8-port valve outfitted with two sample loops with known gas volumes bracketing the amount of CO2 extracted from the water samples for the two AOML systems.; Standardization frequency: The stability of each coulometer cell solution was confirmed three different ways: two sets of gas loops were measured at the beginning; also the Certified Reference Material (CRM), supplied by Dr. A. Dickson of UCSD, were measured at the beginning; and the duplicate samples at the beginning, middle, and end of each cell solution. The coulometer cell solution was replaced after 25 mg of carbon was titrated, typically after 9 to 12 hours of continuous use.; CRM manufacturer: Dr. A. Dickson of UCSD; CRM batch number: Batch 112; Poison name: saturated HgCl2; Poison volume: 0.2 ml; Poison correction: The DIC values were corrected for dilution by 0.2 ml of saturated HgCl2 used for sample preservation. The total water volume of the sample bottles was 288 ml (calibrated by Esa Peltola, AOML). The correction factor used for dilution was 1.00037.; Quality flag convention: WOCE quality control flags are used: 2 = good value, 3 = questionable value, 4 = bad value, 5 = value not reported, 6 = mean of replicate measurements, 9 = sample not drawn.; Method reference: Dickson, A.G., Sabine, C.L. and Christian, J.R. (Eds.) 2007. Guide to best practices for ocean CO2 measurements. PICES Special Publication 3, 191 pp. Johnson, K.M., Kortzinger, A.; Mintrop, L.; Duinker, J.C.; and Wallace, D.W.R. (1999). Coulometric total carbon dioxide analysis for marine studies: Measurement and internal consistency of underway surface TCO2 concentrations. Marine Chemistry 67:123 to 44. Johnson, K.M., Wills, K.D.; Butler, D.B.; Johnson, W.K.; and Wong, C.S. (1993). Coulometric total carbon dioxide analysis for marine studies: Maximizing the performance of an automated gas extraction. Johnson, K.M. (1992). Operator Manual: Single-Operator Multiparameter Metabolic Analyzer (SOMMA) for Total Carbon Dioxide (CT) with Coulometric Detection. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, N.Y. Johnson, K.M.; Williams, P.J.; Brandstrom, L.; and McN. Sieburth, J. (1987). Coulometric total carbon analysis for marine studies: Automation and calibration. Marine Chemistry 21:117 to 33.; Researcher name: Rik Wanninkhof; Researcher institution: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Parameter or Variable: Total alkalinity; Abbreviation: TAlk; Unit: micro-mol/kg; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: Niskin bottle; Analyzing instrument: Semi-automatic titration systems, System 1 consists of a Metrohm 765 Dosimat titrator, a pH meter (Orion 720A, ThermoScientific), a ROSS half cell pH glass electrode (Orion 9101BN, ThermoScientific) and a reference electrode (Orion 900200, ThermoScientific). System 2 consists of a Metrohm 665 Dosimat titrator, a pH meter (Orion 2 star pH Benchtop, ThermoScientific), a ROSS half cell pH glass electrode (Orion 9101BN, ThermoScientific) and a reference electrode (Orion 900200, ThermoScientific).; Type of titration: Full Titration; Cell type (open or closed): Open; Curve fitting method: Least-Square Analysis; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: All of the samples were run using leftover water from the same sample bottles used for DIC and pH. Please refer to DIC for detailed information on sampling and conservation of samples. For each measurement, approximately 200 ml of water sample were titrated with an HCl solution provided by Dr. Andrew Dickson of UCSD (0.25175 moles per kilogram-solution). Please consult the accompanying Readme file for additional details. ; Replicate information: 51 samples each 500-ml, 6 sets of duplicate samples; Standardization description: 2 CRM samples were run daily on each cell, before and after the seawater samples. The Total Alkalinity for the water samples was corrected using the daily averaged ratios between the certified and measured values of the 2 CRMs run on each cell. This TA titration system has a precision of 0.1 %. All the TA values were directly measured with reference to Certified Reference Material. The accuracy after correction is 0.1%. Please check attached pdf for more details.; Standardization frequency: All values were directly measured with reference to Certified Reference Material (Dickson, UCSD). 2 CRM samples were run daily on each cell.; CRM manufacturer: Dr. A. Dickson of UCSD; CRM batch number: CRM batch: 108 and 112; Poison name: saturated HgCl2; Poison volume: 0.2 ml; Uncertainty: The precision of this method is better than 0.1% and accuracy is 0.1%.; Quality flag convention: WOCE quality control flags are used: 2 = good value, 3 = questionable value, 4 = bad value, 5 = value not reported, 6 = mean of replicate measurements, 9 = sample not drawn.; Method reference: Millero, F. J., Zhang, J. Z., Lee, K., and Campbell, D. M. (1993). Titration alkalinity of seawater. Marine Chemistry, 44(2), 153-165.; Researcher name: Rik Wanninkhof; Researcher institution: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Parameter or Variable: pH; Abbreviation: pH; pH scale: Total; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: Niskin bottle; Analyzing instrument: Agilent 8453 spectrometer setup with a custom-made temperature-controlled cell holder; Temperature of pH measurement: 20 (+/- 0.05) degrees Celsius; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: The same sample bottle was used for pH, DIC and Talk analyses, with pH being analyzed first. The samples were fixed with HgCl2 (refer to DIC for more information on sampling and storage). Samples were thermostated at 20 (+/- 0.05) degrees Celsius in a water bath. Approximately 80 ml of sample were extracted from each DIC sample bottle by syringe before DIC analysis to determine the pH. Temperature for each sample was measured before analysis using a Hart Scientific Fluke 1523 reference thermometer. Absorbance blanks were taken for each sample and 10 micro liter of purified m-cresol purple (10 mmol kg-1) were added for the analysis. The equations of Liu et al, 2011 formulated using the purified m-cresol purple indicator were used to determine pH of the samples. pH samples were analyzed at 20C. Please check accompanying readme file for additional details.; Replicate information: 51 samples each 500-ml, 6 sets of duplicate samples; Standardization description: The pH is calibration-free.; At what temperature was pH reported: 20 degrees Celsius; Uncertainty: Please check attached pdf for more details; Quality flag convention: WOCE quality control flags are used: 2 = good value, 3 = questionable value, 4 = bad value, 5 = value not reported, 6 = mean of replicate measurements, 9 = sample not drawn.; Method reference: Liu, X.; Patsavas, M.C.; and Byrne, R. H. (2011). Purification and characterization of meta-cresol purple for spectrophotometric seawater pH measurements. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(11), 4862-4868. doi: 10.1021/es200665d; Researcher name: Rik Wanninkhof; Researcher institution: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Parameter or Variable: Depth of water at station; Abbreviation: Depth_station; Unit: meters; Measured or calculated: Measured or calculated; Calculation method and parameters: Calculated from ETOPO1 global relief (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/global.html) when sounder or altimeter data not available; Sampling instrument: Sounder or altimeter, models vary; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Ship based sounder used when available. Depth from an altimeter on the CTD may also be used. Where neither of theses sources were available (typically due to water depth exceeding sounder's detection limit), depth may be estimated using the ETOPO1 bathymetry.; Uncertainty: Uncertainty varies with source; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Depth of water at sample collection; Abbreviation: Depth_sampling; Unit: meters; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SBE 911plus CTD; Uncertainty: plus or minus 1 meter (data has also been vertically binaveraged to 1 decibar bins); Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water pressure; Abbreviation: CTDPRS; Unit: decibars; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SBE 911plus CTD; Uncertainty: plus or minus decibar (data has also been vertically binaveraged to 1 decibar bins); Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water temperature; Abbreviation: CTDTMP; Unit: degrees celsius (ITS-90); Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SBE 911plus CTD; Uncertainty: plus or minus 0.001 degrees celsius; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Salinity; Abbreviation: CTDSAL; Unit: practical salinity scale of 1978; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Seasave 7, calculated from temperature and conductivity; Sampling instrument: SBE 911plus CTD; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: CTD Salinity values were validated using water samples collected during profiles. Corrections were applied when needed.; Uncertainty: plus or minus 0.01 PSS-78; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Potential density at surface pressure; Abbreviation: Sigma-Theta; Unit: kilograms per cubic meter minus 1000; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Calculated; Calculation method and parameters: SeaBird Seasave 7 from measured temperature, conductivity and pressure; Sampling instrument: SBE 911plus CTD; Uncertainty: plus or minus 0.01 kilograms per cubic meter; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved Oxygen; Abbreviation: CTDOXYmg; Unit: milligrams per liter; Observation type: Profile; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SBE-43 dissolved oxygen sensor; Uncertainty: plus or minus 2 percent of saturation; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dissolved Oxygen; Abbreviation: CTDOXY; Unit: micromoles per kilogram; Observation type: Profile; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SBE-43 dissolved oxygen sensor; Uncertainty: plus or minus 2 percent of saturation; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Researcher name: D. Christopher Melrose; Researcher institution: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  • Parameter or Variable: Silicic acid concentration; Abbreviation: SILCAT; Unit: micromoles per kilogram; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Sampling instrument: SeaBird 32 Carousel Water Sampler; Analyzing instrument: The samples are analyzed using a Bran-Luebbe Autoanalyzer 3; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Water samples collected during vertical CTD profiles, analysis of Samples performed by Maura Thomas, University of Maine; Uncertainty: 0.22 micromolar detection limit; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Method reference: Whitledge, T.E., D.M. Veidt, S.C. Mallow, C.J. Patton, C.D. Wirick. 1986. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Publication BNL 38990, 177 p.; Researcher name: David Townsend and Maura Thomas; Researcher institution: University of Maine.
  • Parameter or Variable: Nitrate and Nitrite total concentration; Abbreviation: NITRIT+NITRAT; Unit: micromoles per kilogram; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SeaBird 32 Carousel Water Sampler; Analyzing instrument: The samples are analyzed using a Bran-Luebbe Autoanalyzer 3; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Water samples collected during vertical CTD profiles, analysis of Samples performed by Maura Thomas, University of Maine; Uncertainty: 0.12 micromolar detection limit; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Method reference: Whitledge, T.E., D.M. Veidt, S.C. Mallow, C.J. Patton, C.D. Wirick. 1986. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Publication BNL 38990, 177 p.; Researcher name: David Townsend and Maura Thomas; Researcher institution: University of Maine.
  • Parameter or Variable: Ammonia concentration; Abbreviation: AMMONIA; Unit: micromoles per kilogram; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SeaBird 32 Carousel Water Sampler; Analyzing instrument: The samples are analyzed using a Bran-Luebbe Autoanalyzer 3; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Water samples collected during vertical CTD profiles, analysis of Samples performed by Maura Thomas, University of Maine; Uncertainty: 0.14 micromolar detection limit; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Method reference: Whitledge, T.E., D.M. Veidt, S.C. Mallow, C.J. Patton, C.D. Wirick. 1986. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Publication BNL 38990, 177 p.; Researcher name: David Townsend and Maura Thomas; Researcher institution: University of Maine.
  • Parameter or Variable: Phosphate concentration; Abbreviation: PHSPHT; Unit: micromolar; Observation type: Profile; In-situ / Manipulation / Response variable: In-situ observation; Measured or calculated: Measured; Sampling instrument: SeaBird 32 Carousel Water Sampler; Analyzing instrument: The samples are analyzed using a Bran-Luebbe Autoanalyzer 3; Detailed sampling and analyzing information: Water samples collected during vertical CTD profiles, analysis of Samples performed by Maura Thomas, University of Maine; Uncertainty: 0.17 micromolar detection limit; Quality flag convention: -999 indicates bad or missing data; Method reference: Whitledge, T.E., D.M. Veidt, S.C. Mallow, C.J. Patton, C.D. Wirick. 1986. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Publication BNL 38990, 177 p.; Researcher name: David Townsend and Maura Thomas; Researcher institution: University of Maine.
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Instrument
  • spectrophotometer
Platform
  • PISCES
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