Zooplankton and other data collected from PURITAN and other platforms in CHesapeake Bay and other Seas from 08 June 1985 to 31 March 1988 (NCEI Accession 8800234)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

PLEASE NOTE there is discrepancy between the content of actual data in this accession and the abstract information that was present in Thaila folder for this accession. Following abstract is based on the information from Thaila folder.

MECCAS II (Microbial Exchanges and Coupling in Coastal Atlantic Systems) cruise data collected by the R/V Gyre at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Each of four MECCAS cruise data sets is divided into 3 files: File 1 contains underway surface mapping data. 12 parameters measured included location, temperature, salinity, ammonium, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, and silicate at +/- 0.03-0.1 uM. File 2 contains vertical profiles at stations along mapping routes; the same 12 parameters as described above were measured. File 3 contains vertical profiles at drogue stations; 96 parameters were measured. Parameters include CTD data, zooplankton data (biomass, heterotrophic and autotrophic grazing rates, and production rate estimates), bacteria data (cell count, estimated volume, nutrient assimilation, and production rate estimates), and nanoplankton data (abundance of pigmented and non-pigmented eukaryotes and estimates of bacterial removal rates). Nutrient data contained in File 3 includes dissolved free amino acids (carbon content in free glutamic acid, serine, glycine, and alanine).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:8800234
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2010-12-18
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
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Temporal 1985-06-08T00:00:00/1988-03-31T00:00:00

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