Dissolved Inorganic Carbon, Alkalinity, pH, temperature, salinity, and other variables collected from profile observations using CTD, discrete bottles, and other instruments from February 12, 1985 to June 17, 2009, as synthesized in the Pacific Ocean Interior Carbon (PACIFICA) Database (NODC Accession 0110865)

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PACIFICA Data Synthesis Project

PACIFICA (PACIFic ocean Interior CArbon) was an international collaborative project for the data synthesis of ocean interior carbon and its related parameters in the Pacific Ocean. The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Section of Carbon and Climate (S-CC) supported the project. We have merged hydrographic/hydrochemical datasets from a total of 213 cruises, including those from cruises conducted between the late 1980s and 2000 but not stored in GLODAP, as well as CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography datasets from the 2000s. The adjustment values were suggested to account for the analytical offsets in the data of dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, salinity, oxygen, and nutrients (nitrate and nitrite, phosphate, and silicic acid) for each cruise as a result of the secondary quality control procedure, based on the crossover analysis for the data from deep layers (Tanhua et al., 2010). We also merged a total of 59 adjusted datasets from Line P off the west coast of Canada. Finally, we have produced the adjusted PACIFICA database that consists of datasets from a total of 306 cruises that also include 34 datasets from WOCE Hydrographic Program cruises in the Pacific Ocean conducted in the 1990s.

The PACIFICA database is available free of charge as a numeric data package (NDP-92) from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) and North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) web sites. The NDP consists of the original cruise data files, adjusted data product, and this documentation, which describes the PACIFICA project.

Please reference the PACIFICA data and data products using:

Suzuki, T., M. Ishii, M. Aoyama, J. R. Christian, K. Enyo, T. Kawano, R. M. Key, N. Kosugi, A. Kozyr, L. A. Miller, A. Murata, T. Nakano, T. Ono, T. Saino, K. Sasaki, D. Sasano, Y. Takatani, M. Wakita and C. Sabine. 2013. PACIFICA Data Synthesis Project. ORNL/CDIAC-159, NDP-092. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.PACIFICA_NDP092

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Metadata Date March 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) August 14, 2013 (publication)
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Metadata Date March 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) August 14, 2013 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Suzuki, T.; Ishii, M.; Aoyama, M.; Christian, J. R.; Enyo, K.; Kawano, T.; Key, R. M.; Kosugi, N.; Kozyr, A.; Miller, L. A.; Murata, A.; Nakano, T.; Ono, T.; Saino, T.; Sasaki, K.; Sasano, D.; Takatani, Y.; Wakita, M.; Sabine, C. (2013). Dissolved Inorganic Carbon, Alkalinity, pH, temperature, salinity, and other variables collected from profile observations using CTD, discrete bottles, and other instruments from February 12, 1985 to June 17, 2009, as synthesized in the Pacific Ocean Interior Carbon (PACIFICA) Database (NODC Accession 0110865). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], 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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Temporal Extent Begin 1985-02-12
Temporal Extent End 2009-06-17

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