Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.1037.4)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Offshore Ocean Acidification: Water Profiles, CTD, and Chemistry, from 2005 ongoing

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.1037.4 (in the knb Catalog System)

This data package contains water chemistry measurements taken 2 to 4 times per year at a station 5 km offshore of the north shore of Moorea, French Polynesia. Measurements include standard CTD parameters, phosphate, silicate, total alkalinity (TA) and total dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC). Sampling began in August, 2005. All water samples were collected with Niskin Bottles. This data includes excerpts from CTD data were collected with a SBE19-Plus Seacat Profiler. CTD and bottle samples were taken on separate casts at each station. (For full CTD data refer to knb-lter-mcr.10.)

All other parameters were calculated from temperature, pressure, nutrients, TA and DIC with CO2Sys programs available at: (Lewis E. and D. Wallace Program Developed for CO2 System Calculations) using constants K1, K2 from Mehrbach et al, 1973 refit by Dickson and Millero, 1987, Dickson KHSO4, and the Seawater pH scale (mol/kg-SW). If users wish to use different constants and scales, they will need to recalculate using the emperically collected data (TA and DIC).

Publication Date: 2013-06-21
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Chemistry and other measures from Niskin bottles. CTD measurements (pressure bin, temperature, salinity, density anomaly) from depth bins corresponding to bottle depths are included here, extracted from the CTD data table. Emperical data are left columns and calculation output are right 14 columns.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Alldredge, Alice (Principal Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Gotschalk, Chris (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)
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 of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2013. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Offshore Ocean Acidification: Water Profiles, CTD, and Chemistry, from 2005 ongoing. knb-lter-mcr.1037.4

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea, French Polynesia
Moorea Coral Reef, MCR, LTER, Long-term Time Series
University of California Santa Barbara, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Ocean_biogeochemistry, profiles, DIC
MCR LTER Site Offshore 1
KNB Marine, Temperature
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Carbon, Vertical structure (water bodies), Water salinity, Water temperature, Alkalinity, Sea water, Oceanography, Coral reefs
LTER Network Controlled Vocabulary coral reefs, carbon dioxide, dissolved inorganic carbon, alkalinity, pH, aquatic
GCMD Keywords, Version EARTH SCIENCE: Oceans: Ocean Temperature: Water Temperature, Salinity/Density: Conductivity, Salinity/Density: Density, Salinity/Density: Salinity, Water Pressure: Pressure, Ocean Chemistry: Phosphate, Ocean Chemistry: Silicate, Ocean Chemistry: Inorganic Carbon, Ocean Chemistry: Alkalinity, Ocean Chemistry: Carbonate, Ocean Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide, Ocean Chemistry: pH
LTER Core Research Area Inorganic Nutrients
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling
MCR Research Theme Ocean Acidification

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 and OCE-1026851)."
  • 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:
  • 5. Users are prohibited from selling or redistributing any data provided by MCR LTER without explicit prior permission.
  • 6. Users are encouraged to contact original investigators responsible for data. Where appropriate, researchers whose projects are integrally dependent on MCR LTER data are encouraged to consider collaboration and/or co-authorship with original investigators.
  • 7. Extensive efforts are made to ensure that online data are accurate and up to date, but the authors and the MCR LTER will not take responsibility for any errors that may exist in data provided online. Furthermore, the user assumes all responsibility for errors in analysis or judgment resulting from use of the data.
  • 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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