Oil Industry Benthic Ecology Data [Blanchard]

Primary production reaching the sea floor is consumed by benthic organisms (animals living in or closely associated with sediments) allowing these communities to flourish in the Chukchi Sea. Prior work in the Chukchi Sea has been broadly focused and smaller-scale information is needed. Thus, invertebrate organisms dwelling in sediments (macrofauna including marine worms, clams, snails, and other small animals) and larger, mobile animals on top of the sediments (megafauna including brittle stars, sea stars, sea cucumbers, crabs, and shrimps) are sampled to understand the ecology of the benthic fauna in the study areas. The study is investigating relationships between invertebrate community composition and environmental characteristics to understand what factors influence community structures. The benthic team is also evaluating invertebrate food-web structure through tissue isotope analysis. Compared to other studies in the area, the smaller scale of the Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program (CSESP) allows for stronger insights into the geologic and oceanographic factors structuring and influencing benthic animals in the region. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project. This dataset contains the original csv files, metadata files, shapefiles, and geodatabase files in ZIP files.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-08-21T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-10-05T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-08-21T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-10-05T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 72.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 70.00000
Bounding Box West Long -167.00000
Bounding Box East Long -159.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : 2011_Final_Benthic.pdf

Documentation #2 : 2012_CSESP_Benthic_Ecology_Final_Report.pdf

Documentation #3 : BEN_BIVALVE_2008_12_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #4 : BEN_CALORIC_CONT_2012_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #5 : BEN_CHEM_SED_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #6 : BEN_CHLOR_CORE_2010_11_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #7 : BEN_EPI_SPECIES_2009_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #8 : BEN_EPI_SPECIMENS_2009_10_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #9 : BEN_HAPS_CORE_2011_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #10 : BEN_INFAUNA_SED_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #11 : BEN_ISO_POM_2010_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #12 : BEN_ISO_TISSUE_2009_10_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #13 : BEN_MEIOFAUNA_2011_12_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #14 : BEN_MEIOFAUNA_ISO_2012_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #15 : BEN_REDOX_2010_11_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #16 : FR_2008_BEN_UAF_Chukchi_Benthic_Ecology.pdf

Documentation #17 : FR_2009_BEN_UAF_Chukchi_Benthic_Ecology.pdf

Documentation #18 : FR_2010_BEN_UAF_Chukchi_Benthic_Ecology_2008_to_2010.pdf

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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
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Asset Size 16 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Arny L. Blanchard
Ann Knowlton
Carrie L. Parris
Hilary Nichols
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-04-01T19:41:41
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6PR7T1R
Alternate Identifier 255.020
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:42:05Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.020
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Arny L. Blanchard, Ann Knowlton, Carrie L. Parris, Hilary Nichols. (2013). Oil Industry Benthic Ecology Data [Blanchard]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6PR7T1R. Accessed 17 April 2024.

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