Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.12.15)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Particle sedimentation on the Forereef, Back Reef and Fringing Reef

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.12.15 (in the knb Catalog System)

This data package contains measurements of the sedimentation rate of particulate matter to the seafloor on the forereef, backreef and fringing reef of the north shore of Moorea, French Polynesia, during 2 to 4 seasons per year from August 2005 to January 2011. Measurements include estimates of the accumulation rate of particulate organic carbon (POC), particulate organic nitrogen (PON), and dry mass. Samples were collected with 2 different types of sediment traps. From August, 2005 to January 2008 samples were collected using plastic door matting placed in plastic trays 1 cm deep and 195.5 cm2 in area. From January, 2008 to January, 2011 samples were collected in plastic tubes 5.2 cm inside diameter and 17.5 cm high (21.26 cm2). During each sampling period 3 replicate traps were placed at random on the seafloor and retrieved approximately 24 hours later. See caveats to data interpretation in methods discussion.

Publication Date: 2012-03-28
Language: english
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Sedimentation rates
Sedimentation rate mean and standard deviation of triplicate samples of dry mass, particulate organic carbon and nitrogen in three reef habitats over 7 years.
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, Principal Investigator) [  email ]

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Alldredge, A of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2012. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Particle sedimentation on the Forereef, Back Reef and Fringing Reef. knb-lter-mcr.12.15

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
MCR, LTER, Long-term Time Series, French Polynesia, Moorea, Moorea Coral Reef
University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Northridge, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Sedimentation rate, Vertical particle flux, Vertical particulate carbon flux, POC Flux
LTER 1, Forereef, Backreef, Fringing Reef
LTER Controlled Vocabulary sedimentation, carbon to nitrogen ratio, nitrogen deposition
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Sediments, Sediment Composition, Biogenic deposits, Accumulation, Particulate organic carbon, Particulate organic nitrogen, Coral Reefs
KNB Marine
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance, Inorganic Nutrients, Organic Matter
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling

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