Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.4005.8)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Benthic Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), ongoing since 2009

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.4005.8 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: 10.6073/pasta/ea06e6d53df8b1cdf7c1d50d025b77fd
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.4005

These data contain a time-series from sequential deployments of an ALW-CMP PAR sensor recording quanta of photosynthetically active radiation underwater between wavelengths 400 nm to 700 nm every two seconds. The sensor window is wiped free of algae periodically to prevent fouling. Deployments are three to six months in length. The sensor was mounted at 17 m depth on the fore reef, and at 2 m depth on the Backreef. PAR irradiance is measured as quanta in micromoles of photons per square meter per second.

Short Name: Benthic PAR
Publication Date: 2016-01-15
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
PAR at LTER 1 Forereef 17m
Photosynthetically active radiation every two seconds at site LTER 1 Forereef at 17 m depth. Includes deployments D4 thru D12.
PAR at LTER 1 Backreef
Photosynthetically active radiation every two seconds at site LTER 1 Backreef at 2 m depth. Includes deployments D1 through D3.
Deployment records
Deployment detail records including siting, instrumentation, calibration and settings. Each row in this table consists of the information from the header of the raw file for that deployment.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Carpenter, Robert (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Associate: Moriarty, Vincent (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Field Technician)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Carpenter, R of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2016. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Benthic Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), ongoing since 2009. knb-lter-mcr.4005.8 doi:10.6073/pasta/ea06e6d53df8b1cdf7c1d50d025b77fd

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER, MCR, Moorea Coral Reef
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
French Polynesia, Moorea
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Coral Reefs, Light, Solar radiation, Sunlight
LTER Network Controlled Vocabulary PAR, photosynthetically active radiation
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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  • 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.
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Additional Metadata

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