Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.1040.4)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Temperature and Salinity subset of moorings FOR01, FOR04 and FOR05 from 2005 ongoing

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.1040.4 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.1040

Moored instrumentation measures water temperature and salinity year-round on the forereef of Moorea, French Polynesia at sites FOR01, FOR04 and FOR05 on the forereef of the north, east, and west shores, respectively. Sampling began in 2005 for this time series. Data are interpolated onto a 20 minute grid. The two moored CTD packages are located approximately 5 and 14 meters above the bottom, and there are up to 5 additional temperature thermistors spaced vertically along the mooring line.

This dataset is derived as a subset from three separate much larger more complex datasets: knb-lter-mcr.30, knb-lter-mcr.31, and knb-lter-mcr.32.

Short Name: Moored Temperature Salinity
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
FOR01 Water temperature and salinity
Water temperature and salinity from SeaBird instruments on the mooring FOR01, resampled to 20 minutes.
FOR04 Water temperature and salinity
Water temperature and salinity from SeaBird instruments on the mooring FOR04, resampled to 20 minutes.
FOR05 Water temperature and salinity
Water temperature and salinity from SeaBird instruments on the mooring FOR05, resampled to 20 minutes.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Washburn, Libe (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Associate: Gotschalk, Chris (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)
Associate: Seydel, Keith (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Lead Field Technician)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Washburn, L of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2014. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Temperature and Salinity subset of moorings FOR01, FOR04 and FOR05 from 2005 ongoing. knb-lter-mcr.1040.4

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER, MCR, moorings
Institute, Organization, or Funding Agency California State University Northridge, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California Santa Barbara
FOR01, FOR04, FOR05, Forereef, Moorea Coral Reef
KNB Marine, Temperature
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Salinity, Water Temperature
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program

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.
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