Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area (COMIDA): Chemical and Benthos (CAB) [Dunton]

The Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area (COMIDA) Chemical and Benthos (CAB) is a comprehensive program funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) that is designed to establish an integrated knowledge of this biologically productive and diverse ecosystem. The CAB component addresses the benthic system with a particular emphasis on sediment chemical characteristics and the benthic biota, both infaunal and epifaunal. Objectives include: 1. To establish baseline data set for benthic infauna and epifauna, organic carbon and sediment grain size, radioisotopes for down core dating, as well as measure trace metals in sediments, biota and suspended particles. 2. To determine the sources, cycles and fate of carbon, selected trace metals and the role of trace metals on organic carbon dynamics and food web dynamics on the inner shelf of the Chukchi Sea. Data from sampling efforts in 2009 and 2010 reveal that sediments contain low or background values for metals and aliphatic hydrocarbons (except for a few notable exceptions), and that the northern whelk, Neptunea heros, is a potentially valuable indicator for metals and organic contaminants. The northeastern Chukchi Sea is a productive and highly complex system that is characterized by significant spatial heterogeneity in both benthic infaunal and epifaunal populations. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

This dataset includes the original .xls files from each PI, which were converted into .csv files. There is a ZIP file containing the SQL database files that were constructed from the PIs original data. Also included are shapefiles which define the sampling sites and the study area.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2009-07-24T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-08-12T23:59:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2009-07-24T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-08-12T23:59:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 72.41900
Bounding Box South Lat 65.65000
Bounding Box West Long -168.93100
Bounding Box East Long -157.49100
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : COMIDA_CAB_Final_Report_3-26-12.pdf

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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
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Asset Size 23 MB
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Author Kenneth H. Dunton
Lee W. Cooper
Jacqueline M. Grebmeier
H. Rodger Harvey
Brenda Konar
David Maidment
Susan Schonberg
John H. Trefry
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-03-13T14:59:58
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 255.013
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-03-08T22:01:26Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.013
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Kenneth H. Dunton, Lee W. Cooper, Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, H. Rodger Harvey, Brenda Konar, David Maidment, Susan Schonberg, John H. Trefry. (2013). Chukchi Sea Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area (COMIDA): Chemical and Benthos (CAB) [Dunton]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 May 2024.

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