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Browse Datasets by Measurement

Measured or derived variables included in the MCR LTER Long-term Time Series Program are listed with their corresponding data set. Links in the right-most column refer to data packages cataloged in Metacat.

Oceanographic data

Variable Name Primary Measurement Instrument / Method Frequency
Data Package ID metacat
Regional Scale – French Polynesian Archipelago
Climate (Air Temp., Rainfall, Wind etc) Satellites and Met. Stations – (Meteo-France) Daily T.B.A.1
Tides Remote Sensing (TOPEX-Poseidon) Daily - Weekly T.B.A.1
Surface Currents Remote Sensing (TOPEX-Poseidon) Daily - Weekly T.B.A.1
Ocean Color Remote Sensing (AVHRR) Daily knb-lter.mcr.5
Light absorption/particulate backscattering Remote Sensing (SeaWIFS) Daily knb-lter.mcr.5
Sea surface temperature (SST) Remote Sensing (SeaWIFS) Daily knb-lter.mcr.5
Island Scale - Moorea
Climate (Temp., Rainfall, Wind, PAR, BP, RH) MCR and Meteo-France Met. Stations Daily, 5 minute knb-lter.mcr.9
Significant wave height and dominant period Seabird SBE-26 pressure sensors 2 hours knb-lter.mcr.30, 31, 32
Island-wide current speed & direction RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) Hourly knb-lter.mcr.30, 31, 32
Water temperature Seabird SBE-37, 39 & 16+, Onset thermistors 2-8 Minutes knb-lter.mcr.1040, 30, 31, 32, 33, 4004, 1035
Salinity Seabird SBE-37 & 16+ 2 Minutes knb-lter.mcr.1040, 30, 31, 32, 4004
Sub-surface PAR Rockland ALW-CMP PAR sensor 2 Second knb-lter.mcr.4005
Sub-island Scale – North Shore of Moorea
Dissolved Nutrients (PO4, SIO4, NO3, NO2) Seabird SBE-19+ & Laboratory analysis
                             Laboratory analysis
6 Months
2 Weeks
knb-lter.mcr.10
knb-lter.mcr.1034
POC & PON Seabird SBE-19+ & Laboratory analysis 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10
DOC & DIC Seabird SBE-19+ & Laboratory analysis 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10, 1037
Alkalinity Seabird SBE-19+ & Laboratory analysis 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10, 1037
pH Calculated from DIC and alkalinity 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10, 1037
Turbidity Seabird SBE 19+ w/FLNTURT-221 sensors 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10

1T.B.A. = Metacat data package ID # is listed as To Be Assigned. This status is researved for data or data products archived by other agencies, universities or institutions, but that are available for use by MCR LTER researchers. Specific metadata, derived data or data products used in MCR LTER research activities will be archived in the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) and assigned a Metacat package ID # as needed. This status also serves as a place holder for new data or derived data products that will be collected during MCR II, but were not collected during MCR I (e.g. coral cores and sub-surface measurements of PAR.)

Biotic Data

Variable Name Primary Measurement Instrument / Method Frequency
Data Package ID metacat
Regional Scale – French Polynesian Archipelago
Subsurface Chlorophyll a concentration Remote Sensing (SeaWIFS) Daily knb-lter.mcr.5
Island Scale – Moorea
Reef cover (large scale) Satellite and photographic imagery 3-5 Years T.B.A.1
Reef structure Coral cores 5 Years T.B.A.1
Abundance (age/size structure of all major taxa) Transects, quadrats, photographs Variable knb-lter.mcr.1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 21, 1038, 4003
Diversity (key functional groups)2 Derived from abundance/percent cover data Variable knb-lter.mcr.1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 21, 1038, 4003
Settlement/Recruitment (key taxa)3 Transects, Settlement tiles Variable knb-lter.mcr.3, 4, 16, 17, 4001
Growth (key taxa)4 Length/Weight measures, CHN analysis Variable knb-lter.mcr.4, 20, 2002
Macroalgal nutrient content CHN Analysis Yearly knb-lter.mcr.20
Sub-island Scale – North Shore of Moorea
Primary productivity – Reef Upstream-downstream control volume Yearly knb-lter.mcr.18, 19, 20
Primary productivity – Water Column 14C tracer/bottle techniques 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10
Chlorophyll & Phaeopigments Seabird SBE 19+ w/FLNTURT-221 sensors 6 Months knb-lter.mcr.10

2Key groups include: Water Column and Reef associated Bacteria; Algae - Corallines, Turf, Macroalgae; Corals - Acroporids, Pocilloporids, Poritids; Symbiodinium clades; Other Invertebrates - Zooplankton, Asteroids, Echinoids, Mollusks; Fishes - Acanthurids, Apogonids, Balistidae, Chaetodontids, Cirrhitids, Holocentrids, Labrids, Pomacentrids, Scarids, Serranids.

3Key species include: Algae - Hydrolithon spp., Polysiphonia sparsa, Turbinaria ornata; Corals - Acropora spp., Montipora sp., Pocillopora eydouxi, Pocillopora meandrina, Pocillopora verrucosa, Porites rus, Porites lobata; Other Invertebrates- Acanthaster planci, Culcita nouvaguineae, Diadema savignyi, Diadema setosum, Echinometra matheai, Echinothrix calamaris, Heteractis magnifica, Tridacna maxima; Fishes - Amphiprion chrysopterus, Caracanthus maculata, Chaetodon citrinellus, Chaetodon lunulatus, Chaetodon vagabundus, Chromis viridis, Dascyllus aruanus, Dascyllus flavicaudus, Dascyllus trimaculatus, Paracirrhites arcatus Pomacentrus pavo, Scarus sordidus, Scarus psittacus.

4Key species include: Algae – Sargassum pacificum, Turbinaria ornata; Corals - Acropora spp., Montipora sp., Pocillopora eydouxi, Pocillopora meandrina, Pocillopora verrucosa, Porites rus, Porites lobata.

 

 
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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412 and #OCE-1026851. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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