Animida and cAnimida Data [Batelle]

This dataset contains information specifically for the Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area (ANIMIDA 1999 - 2002) and continuation of Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area (cANIMIDA 2004 - 2007) programs in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. Minerals Management Service (MMS) initiated these studies to characterize the pre and post construction environmental impacts surrounding the offshore oil development and production activities in this area. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project. The data encompasses the following areas from 1999 thru 2007:

  • Hydrocarbon and Metal characterization of sediments. Sediments were collected and analyzed for a variety of parameters including Organics (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), Saturated hydrocarbons (SHC), and S/T), Grain size, total organic carbon (TOC), trace metals and radionuclides (Pb210 and Cs137)

  • Sources, Concentrations and dispersion pathways for suspended sediment

  • Partitioning of potential contaminants between dissolved and particulate phases. These two tasks focused on suspended sediments and the dissolved / particulates in the water column in fresh and salt water and ice cores. The study analyzed for both chemical and physical parameters that included in situ conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) measurements, particulate organic carbon (POC), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), trace and major metals.

  • Biomonitoring and bioaccumulation of contaminants in biota. The biota studied included amphipods, isopods, clams, fish, mussels and semipermeable membrane device (SPMD). These tissues were analyzed for metals, PAH, PAH exposure biomarkers (cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1a)) and bile fluorescent aromatic compounds (FAC).

  • Monitoring the Boulder patch area. This area of the program studied the benthic community and kelp biomass. Parameters of interest included: photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), light attenuation, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), kelp productivity and biomass and benthic faunal diversity. Additional analysis for water column chlorophyll, nutrients and CTD parameters were also conducted.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1999-08-16T00:00:00Z
    End:  2007-07-28T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1999-08-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2007-07-28T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 70.91000
Bounding Box South Lat 70.00000
Bounding Box West Long -152.16000
Bounding Box East Long -143.77000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : cAnimida_readme.html

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Asset Size 145 MB
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Author John S. Brown
Kenneth H. Dunton
Gregory Durell
Michael Galginaitis
Jerry M. Neff
George W. Shepard
Robert B. Spies
John H. Trefry
Battelle Memorial Institute
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-03-22T02:06:55
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 255.016
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-03-08T22:01:26Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.016
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation John S. Brown, Kenneth H. Dunton, Gregory Durell, Michael Galginaitis, Jerry M. Neff, George W. Shepard, Robert B. Spies, John H. Trefry, Battelle Memorial Institute. (2013). Animida and cAnimida Data [Batelle]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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