Physical, chemical, net haul, bird surveys, and other observations (BIOMASS data) from the British Antarctic Survey FIBEX and SIBEX Projects from 01 November 1980 to 30 April 1985 (NODC Accession 9400053)

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This accession includes observations of physical, chemical, and biomass properties from three field experiments conducted by the British Antarctic Survey: the First International BIOMASS Experiment (FIBEX), the Second International BIOMASS Experiment (SIBEX), Part 1, and the Second International BIOMASS Experiment (SIBEX), Part 2. Digital data and code tables are available in the data/0-data/ directory of this accession.

The following supplemental publication can be found in the NOAA Central library: Thorley, Mark and Phil Trathan, 1994, BIOMASS Data Set Documentation, British Antarctic Survey, 47p. (NODC Accession 9400053, NOAA Central Library call number GC 461 .T49 1994). The publication is necessary to understand the data in the data/0-data/ folder. Many files identified as data files (.dat) in the 0-data/ folder are codes tables such as age_code.dat, cloudcvr_code.dat, net_code.dat, and observer_code.dat. The publication describes the table codes that are in the 0-data/ folder.

The purpose of this document is to explain the structure and contents of the BIOMASS data set in sufficient detail to allow the required data to be located and its format understood. The document is a detailed description of how the data set is organized and a summary of what data are present.
  • Cite as: Thorley, Mark; British Antarctic Survey (2010). Physical, chemical, net haul, bird surveys, and other observations (BIOMASS data) from the British Antarctic Survey FIBEX and SIBEX Projects from 01 November 1980 to 30 April 1985 (NODC Accession 9400053). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1980-11-01 to 1985-04-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -59.99
S: -69.023
E: 93.012
W: -66.52
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
  • revision: 2013-03-18
Edition 1.2
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
Supplemental Information
This publication is available in the NOAA Central library:

BIOMASS Data Set Documentation. Cambridge, U.K. : British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, c1994. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on June 9, 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm42775509">BIOMASS Data Set Documentation</a>).


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Agency: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL; INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCES
PI: Thorley, Mark
Address:
address: BROOK ROAD
city: WORMLEY GODALMING
state: SURREY
postal: GU8 5, UB, GBN
country: GREAT BRITIAN
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Thorley, Mark; British Antarctic Survey (2010). Physical, chemical, net haul, bird surveys, and other observations (BIOMASS data) from the British Antarctic Survey FIBEX and SIBEX Projects from 01 November 1980 to 30 April 1985 (NODC Accession 9400053). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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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 > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
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
  • NETS
  • PLANKTON NETS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • XSV > Expendable Sound Velocity Profilers
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • BIOMASS > Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks
  • FIBEX > First International BIOMASS Experiment
  • SIBEX > Second International Biomass Experiment
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Thorley, Mark; British Antarctic Survey (2010). Physical, chemical, net haul, bird surveys, and other observations (BIOMASS data) from the British Antarctic Survey FIBEX and SIBEX Projects from 01 November 1980 to 30 April 1985 (NODC Accession 9400053). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-18T17:14:34 - NCEI Accession 9400053 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-18T12:55:12 - NCEI Accession 9400053 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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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
  • bottle
  • CTD
  • net
  • net - zooplankton net
  • photograph
  • visual observation
  • XSV
Platform
  • AFRICANA I
  • AGUALHAS
  • BRANSFIELD
  • CAPITAN ALCAZAR
  • DAINI SYONAN MU
  • ITZUMI
  • JOHN BISCOE
  • KAIYO-MARU
  • KYO-MARU NO 1
  • MARION DUFRESNE
  • MELVILLE
  • NELLA DAN
  • ODISSEY
  • POLARSTERN
  • PROFESSOR SIEDLECKI
  • SING YANG YONG
  • TOSHI MARU
  • UMITAKA-MARU
  • WALTHER HERWIG
  • YOSHU MARU
Last Modified: 2017-08-27T20:05:15
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