National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Carbonate chemistry data collected in the Atlantic Ocean

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This collection contains carbonate chemistry data collected at both random and fixed long-term sites in the Atlantic basin. These data are collected and analyzed to assess spatial and temporal variation in the seawater carbonate systems of coral reef ecosystems and include a variety of sampling methods. With the first method water samples are collected by hand at the surface, either from a boat or by SCUBA divers. The second method uses subsurface autosamplers to collect water samples. The final method is sampling of surface waters from specified locations around the Atlantic Ocean Acidification Test-Bed (AOAT) buoy. Water samples are gathered around the buoy on a monthly basis and the analyzed data are used to help calibrate buoy sensors. This is referred to as calibration validation (CalVal) data and is included within this collection as it still provides a useful look into the carbonate chemistry of the surrounding area. Samples within these data sets are either collected singularly or as part of a diurnal set.

After collection, the samples are processed by the Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) where they are analyzed for a variety of carbonate chemistry parameters which can often include but are not limited to total alkalinity (TA) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC). Some of the data sets in this collection may also contain parameters calculated by AOML staff such as pH, pCO2, and aragonite saturation rate. These data are collected and analyzed as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), with support from NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).
  • Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Carbonate chemistry data collected in the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/vfz0-dg77 [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 20120323 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.9193
S: 17.53725
E: -64.4981
W: -93.823
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-07
  • revision: 2018-09-20
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Accessions: 0157742, 0159154, 0159159, 0173496, 0132021, 0132022
Purpose Provide high-quality carbonate chemistry data (dissolved inorganic carbonand total alkalinity) for US coral reef areas at a several spatial and temporal scales, in close partnership with the larger CRCP NCRMP and OAP/PMEL NOA-ON efforts.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Carbonate chemistry data collected in the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/vfz0-dg77 [access date]
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; Ocean Acidification Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Biology
  • Geographic Information > Reef Locations
  • Numeric Data Sets > Chemistry
  • Numeric Data Sets > Geochemistry
  • Numeric Data Sets > Geology
  • Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
  • Numeric Data Sets > Water Quality
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Carbon Dioxide
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Chemical
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Scleractinia (stony corals)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Alkalinity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide > Partial Pressure
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbonate
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbonate Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chemistry Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Dissolved Gases
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Inorganic Carbon
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Ocean Acidification
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > pH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBONATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • Surface discrete sampling
Provider Variable Names
  • Aragonite_Sat_W
  • Calculated Density (field conditions)
  • DIC
  • DIC_umol/kg
  • Depth (m)
  • Desitometer Salinity
  • Omega Aragonite
  • Salinity (psu)
  • Salinity_Bottle
  • Sample_Depth_m
  • TA
  • TA_umol/kg
  • Temp at collection (deg C)
  • Temperature_C
  • pCO2
  • pCO2_uatm
  • pH
  • tCO2
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/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 Provider Platform Keywords
  • Panga
  • Prokat
  • R/V Cable
  • R/V Manta
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AWQT > Apparatus for Water Quality Test
  • CO2NDIR > Carbon Dioxide Nondispersive Infrared Analyzer
  • THERMOMETERS
Provider Instruments
  • Apollo Sci-tech Alkalinity Titrator, model no. AS-ALK2
  • Apollo Sci-tech DIC Analyzer, model no. AS-C3
  • CO2SYS_macro_MAC_PC_2011.xls
  • Densitometer
  • Fluke 51II Thermometer
  • YSI® EcoSense® EC300A
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Lower Florida Keys (24N081W0021)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Dry Tortugas (24N082W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Dry Tortugas > Dry Tortugas (24N082W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Lower Florida Keys (24N081W0021)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Provider Geographic Names
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Coast of Keywest, Florida
  • Coastal waters of Puerto Rico
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA
  • Florida Bay
  • Florida Keys
  • Flower Garden Banks
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • Salt River Bay, St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Thomas Brewers Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • St.Croix
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • US Virgin Island
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
Ocean Acidification Search Keywords
  • Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) Project
  • Ocean Acidification Program (OAP)
Related Projects
  • Ocean Acidification Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Carbonate chemistry data collected in the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/vfz0-dg77 [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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
  • 2015-10-06T17:29:09 - NCEI Accession 0132020 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-10-15T14:23:12 - NCEI Accession 0132021 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-10-21T01:50:11 - NCEI Accession 0132022 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-14T15:06:16 - NCEI Accession 0159154 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-10T01:24:44 - NCEI Accession 0159159 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-05-12T11:56:07 - NCEI Accession 0157742 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-06-14T19:25:08 - NCEI Accession 0173496 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-09-20T21:21:08 - NCEI Accession 0162411 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) analyzer
  • thermometer
  • titrator
  • water quality sensors
Platform
  • KESTREL
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:55:20
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