Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.10.34)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Nearshore Water Profiles, CTD, Primary Production, and Chemistry ongoing since 2005

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.10.34 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: 10.6073/pasta/ba09a6a0b0bd8741f68a0007ac2cafc4
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.10

This data package contains water chemistry measurements taken 2 to 4 times per year at 6 stations on the north shore of Moorea, French Polynesia: Forereef, Lagoon, Fringing Reef, Cooks Bay, Cooks Bay Stream Mouth, and Offshore (5 km due north). Measurements include standard CTD parameters, nutrients, chlorophyll, phaeopigments, particulate organic carbon and nitrogen, dissolved organic carbon, dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, water column primary production, and abundance of bacteria. Sampling began in August, 2005. All water samples were collected with Niskin Bottles. CTD data were collected with a SBE19-Plus Seacat Profiler outfitted with WetLabs FLNTURT-221 Flurometer/turbidity sensors. CTD and bottle samples were taken on separate casts at each station. Two additional stations on the Moorea east shore were sampled in August 2005 only: LTER 3 Forereef Water Column, LTER 3 Backreef Water Column.

Short Name: Water Column
Publication Date: 2016-08-03
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
CTD data from downcasts at reef stations, averaged over 1m bins. File format is acceptable input for Ocean Data View.
Nutrients, pigments, particulates, cell abundance and other measures from Niskin bottles. CTD measurements (pressure bin, temperature, salinity, density anomaly, fluorescence, and turbidity) from depth bins corresponding to bottle depths are included. File format is acceptable input for Ocean Data View.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Alldredge, Alice (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Owner: Carlson, Craig (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Associate: Gotschalk, Chris (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Data Analyst)
Associate: MacIntyre, Sally (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Investigator)
Associate: Nelson, Craig (Investigator)
Associate: Seydel, Keith (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Lead Field Technician)
Associate: Nielsen, Jessica (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Field Technician)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Alldredge, A and C. Carlson of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2016. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Nearshore Water Profiles, CTD, Primary Production, and Chemistry ongoing since 2005. knb-lter-mcr.10.34 doi:10.6073/pasta/ba09a6a0b0bd8741f68a0007ac2cafc4

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea Coral Reef LTER, MCR, LTER, Time Series
University of California Santa Barbara, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
MCR LTER Site Cooks Bay, Cooks Bay Stream Mouth, Fringe 1, Lagoon 1, Mooring 1, Offshore 1
KNB Marine, Temperature
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Biomass, Carbon, Alkalinity, Water salinity, Sea water, Oceanography, Chlorophylls, Nutrients, Bacteria, Vertical structure (water bodies), Coral reefs
GCMD Keywords, Version EARTH SCIENCE: Oceans: Ocean Temperature: Water Temperature, Salinity/Density: Conductivity, Salinity/Density: Density, Salinity/Density: Salinity, Water Pressure: Pressure, Ocean Optics: Attenuation/Transmission, Ocean Optics: Fluorescence, Ocean Chemistry: Nutrients, Ocean Chemistry: Nitrate, Ocean Chemistry: Phosphate, Ocean Chemistry: Silicate, Ocean Chemistry: Pigments, Ocean Chemistry: Chlorophyll, Ocean Chemistry: Organic Carbon, Ocean Chemistry: Inorganic Carbon
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Bacteria, Biomass, Carbon, Chlorophylls, Coral reefs, Nutrients, Vertical structure (water bodies)
LTER Core Research Area Inorganic Nutrients, Organic Matter, Primary Production
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR Research Theme Ocean Acidification
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling

Data Set Usage Rights

Data collected under the auspices of the MCR LTER are available to the public after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study unless proprietary restrictions are warranted. Use of MCR LTER data is subject to acceptance of the following conditions:

  • 1. The user agrees to provide valid name and contact information prior to downloading online data. This information will be used to contact the user in case of changes to the data, and may also be used by data set authors and MCR LTER project administrators to document data usage.
  • 2. The user agrees to cite the data set author and MCR LTER in all publications in which the data are used, as per the instructions in the data documentation. If no specific instructions are provided in the data documentation, the user is requested to include the following statement: "Data sets were provided by the Moorea Coral Reef Ecosystem LTER, funded by the US National Science Foundation (OCE-0417412)."
  • 3. The user agrees to provide one copy of any manuscript based on MCR LTER data to the data set author prior to submitting it for publication.
  • 4. The user agrees to send two hard copies of any published manuscript based on MCR LTER data to the following address: Dr. Andrew J. Brooks Deputy Program Director, MCR LTER Marine Science Institute University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 The user also agrees to send one electronic copy (pdf format) to the following e-mail address:
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  • 8. Any violation of the terms of this agreement will result in immediate forfeiture of the data and loss of access privileges to other MCR LTER data sets.

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