Water temperature, salinity, and other parameters from CTD taken from the research vessel Hermano Gines at the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series location in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea (Cariaco Basin) from 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17 (NCEI Accession 0189595)

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This dataset contains Water temperature, salinity, and other parameters from CTD taken from the research vessel Hermano Gines at the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series location in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea (Cariaco Basin) from 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17. The CARIACO Ocean Time-Series project has been studying the relationship between surface primary production (carbon fixation rates by photosynthesis of planktonic algae), regional hydrography, physical forcing variables (such as the wind), and the settling flux of particulate organic carbon in the Cariaco Basin. This tectonic depression, located on the continental shelf of eastern Venezuela, shows marked seasonal and interannual variation in hydrography and primary production, with a seasonal wind-induced coastal upwelling. Below about 250 m, the Cariaco Basin waters are permanently anoxic.

This CTD data set is part of the core variables collected monthly at the time-series station. Each CTD profile has a depth resolution of 1 meter up to 1300 meters, and it is a composite of 4 casts completed during a 24-hour period. Missing or not-collected data are denoted by -9999. Data are in CSV format.
  • Cite as: Muller-Karger, Frank; Astor, Yrene; Varela, Ramon; Lorenzoni, Laura; Thunell, Robert; Scranton, Mary; Taylor, Gordon; Tappa, Eric; Benitez-Nelson, Claudia; Montes, Enrique; Rojas, Jaimie; Narvaez, Jesus; Rosales, Alberto; Guzman, Laurencia; Capelo, Juan; Rueda-Roa, Digna. (2019). Water temperature, salinity, and other parameters from CTD taken from the research vessel Hermano Gines at the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series location in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea (Cariaco Basin) from 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17 (NCEI Accession 0189595). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189595. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 10.683
S: 10.492
E: -64.367
W: -64.735
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-06-24
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
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 02H84D
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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: Muller-Karger, Frank; Astor, Yrene; Varela, Ramon; Lorenzoni, Laura; Thunell, Robert; Scranton, Mary; Taylor, Gordon; Tappa, Eric; Benitez-Nelson, Claudia; Montes, Enrique; Rojas, Jaimie; Narvaez, Jesus; Rosales, Alberto; Guzman, Laurencia; Capelo, Juan; Rueda-Roa, Digna. (2019). Water temperature, salinity, and other parameters from CTD taken from the research vessel Hermano Gines at the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series location in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea (Cariaco Basin) from 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17 (NCEI Accession 0189595). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189595. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Muller-Karger, Frank
  • Astor, Yrene
  • Varela, Ramon
  • Lorenzoni, Laura
  • Thunell, Robert
  • Scranton, Mary
  • Taylor, Gordon
  • Tappa, Eric
  • Benitez-Nelson, Claudia
  • Montes, Enrique
  • Rojas, Jaimie
  • Narvaez, Jesus
  • Rosales, Alberto
  • Guzman, Laurencia
  • Capelo, Juan
  • Rueda-Roa, Digna.
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Digna Rueda-Roa
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Fondo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion (FONACIT)
  • Related Funding Agency: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnológicas (CONICIT)
  • Related Funding Agency: Ley Orgánica de Ciencia, Tecnología, e Innovación (LOCTI)
  • Related Funding Agency: Litovgidromet Hydrometeorological Service
  • Related Funding Agency: US National Aeronautic and Space Administration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
  • 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 SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Muller-Karger, Frank; Astor, Yrene; Varela, Ramon; Lorenzoni, Laura; Thunell, Robert; Scranton, Mary; Taylor, Gordon; Tappa, Eric; Benitez-Nelson, Claudia; Montes, Enrique; Rojas, Jaimie; Narvaez, Jesus; Rosales, Alberto; Guzman, Laurencia; Capelo, Juan; Rueda-Roa, Digna. (2019). Water temperature, salinity, and other parameters from CTD taken from the research vessel Hermano Gines at the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series location in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea (Cariaco Basin) from 1995-11-08 to 2017-01-17 (NCEI Accession 0189595). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189595. 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
  • 2019-06-24T21:16:23Z - NCEI Accession 0189595 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: water depth (measured); Units: m; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird).
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird); Sampling and Analyzing Method: ITS-90.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird); Sampling and Analyzing Method: PSS-78.
  • Parameter or Variable: DISSOLVED OXYGEN (measured); Units: mL/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-43 (SeaBird).
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: RFU; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ECO Fluorometer (WetLabs).
  • Parameter or Variable: Fluorescence (calculated); Units: mg/m^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ECO Fluorometer (WetLabs); Sampling and Analyzing Method: fluorescence re-scaled, units are numerically equivalent to chlorophyll-a concentrations mg/m^3.
  • Parameter or Variable: BEAM ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT (measured); Units: 1/meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: C-Star (WetLabs).
  • Parameter or Variable: Particle Beam Attenuation (calculated); Units: 1/meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: C-Star (WetLabs).
  • Parameter or Variable: PRESSURE - WATER [HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: decibars; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird).
  • Parameter or Variable: Potential temperature (theta) (calculated); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird); Sampling and Analyzing Method: ITS-90.
  • Parameter or Variable: SIGMA-THETA (calculated); Units: kilograms/meter^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird).
  • Parameter or Variable: Potential sigma-theta (calculated); Units: kilograms/meter^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE-25 (SeaBird).
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
Platform
  • HERMANO GINES
Last Modified: 2019-06-25T04:18:12Z
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