Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic Ocean

This dataset contains Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic Ocean. These data are water column and sediment data tabulated in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. They were largely collected in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, with some coverage for the Beaufort and East Siberian Seas, and with limited coverage for other portions of the Arctic Ocean. Data include that collected on Alpha Helix cruises 139, 165, 166, 174, 189, 190, 214, and 224 between 1990 and 1999. Other data were obtained from cruises of the RV OKEAN (1993), USCGC Polar Star (1993), Mendeleev (1993), USCGC Polar Sea (2000), U.S. Canada Arctic Ocean Section (1994), and Polarstern (1993). Water column data include coverage from some to most stations on these cruises, and include bottle salinity, temperature, sigma-t, oxygen-18/16 ratios, phosphate, ammonia, silicate, nitrate, dissolved oxygen, iodine-129 concentrations, and chlorophyll a. Sediment data include plutonium and neptunium concentrations, including isotope data. Biological data include radionuclide burdens in marine mammal tissues donated by subsistence hunters on the North Slope of Alaska and in the Resolute region of Canada. The readme files include reference to published use of these data, as well as additional information on interpreting data columns and spreadsheet construction. Additional biological and chemical data are being prepared for distribution at this site, and will be available in the near future.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1990-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1999-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1990-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1999-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 60.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme.txt

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format XLS: Excel (application/
PDF: Portable Document Format (application/pdf)
Standardized Resource Format PDF
Asset Size 1 MB
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Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
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Author Lee W. Cooper
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-09-14T17:35:56
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS079
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:29Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS079
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Lee W. Cooper. (2011). Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic Ocean. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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