Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.5004.5)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Bay Water Profiles: CTD Transects

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.5004.5 (in the knb Catalog System)

This dataset contains vertical water column profiles along transects in Opunohu Bay and Cook’s Bay on the north side of Moorea. The SeaBird SBE19-Plus Profiler (CTD), outfitted with WetLabs FLNTURT-221 fluorometer, was cast at closely-spaced stations along transects down the length of the bays. Standard CTD parameters (conductivity, temperature, and density) were used to calculate salinity, depth, and other physical quantities. No bottle samples were collected on these cruises. Profiles in the bays were obtained when sea conditions offshore prohibited sampling over the forereef.

Short Name: Bay CTD Transects
Publication Date: 2011-05-24
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
CTD Profile Transects Opunohu bay
CTD profile data, processed with standard MCR protocols, for the Opunohu bay transect
CTD Profile Transects Cooks bay
CTD profile data, processed with standard MCR protocols, for the Cook's bay transects.
CTD Profile Clock Corrections
Clock corrections applied to raw data.
Cruise log
Only useful if re-processing from raw data. Scanned pages of field notebook. Included only for archive completeness. A 43 Mb zip archive of 38 JPG image files.
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, Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Fewings, Melanie (Santa Barbara Coastal LTER, Associated Investigator)
Associate: Dellaripa, Nick (Santa Barbara Coastal LTER)
Associate: Gotschalk, Chris (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Washburn, L of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2011. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Bay Water Profiles: CTD Transects. knb-lter-mcr.5004.5

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea Coral Reef, MCR, LTER
University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Northridge, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
MCR LTER Site French Polynesia, Moorea, Cooks Bay, Opunohu Bay
KNB Marine, Temperature
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Chlorophylls, Vertical structure (water bodies), Coral reefs, Coastal inlets, Water column, Water temperature
GCMD Keywords, Version EARTH SCIENCE: Oceans: Ocean Temperature: Water Temperature, Salinity/Density: Conductivity, Salinity/Density: Density, Salinity/Density: Salinity, Water Pressure: Pressure, Ocean Optics: Fluorescence, Ocean Chemistry: Chlorophyll

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:

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