Oil Industry Zooplankton Ecology Data [Hopcroft]

The primary objective of the planktonic communities program is to describe spatial, seasonal and interannual characteristics of the plankton (phytoplankton and zooplankton) communities within the study areas.

Phytoplankton, along with algae that grow attached to sea ice, are the conduit of the sun's energy into organic "food" at the base of the food chain in the Chukchi Sea. Phytoplankton are assessed as chlorophyll-a concentration from water samples collected with a Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) rosette. We also measure the concentration of the major nutrients required for their growth in these samples. Zooplankton are the major consumers of phytoplankton, and hence the key pathway to vertebrates such as pelagic fish, seabirds, and even bowhead whales. Zooplankton are collected using two different methods: paired ring nets of medium-size mesh hauled vertically at slow speed for smaller species, and Bongo nets towed off the side of a ship moving at 2 knots for larger, faster species. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-07-20T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-10-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-07-20T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-10-14T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 71.99527
Bounding Box South Lat 70.01990
Bounding Box West Long -166.03035
Bounding Box East Long -162.18753
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Related Links

Documentation #1 : 2011_Final_Plankton.pdf

Documentation #2 : 2012_CSESP_Plankton_Final_Report.pdf

Documentation #3 : CHLOROPHYLL_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #4 : FR_2008_BIO_UAF_Chukchi_Planktonic.pdf

Documentation #5 : FR_2009_BIO_UAF_Chukchi_Planktonic.pdf

Documentation #6 : FR_2010_BIO_Chukchi_plankton.pdf

Documentation #7 : MICROPLK_ABUNDANCE_2012_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #8 : MICROPLK_BIOMASS_2012_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #9 : ZOOPLANKTON_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

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Metadata Contact Email eol-datahelp@ucar.edu
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Author Russell R. Hopcroft
Pallavi Hariharan
Jennifer Questel
Jesse Lamb
Evelyn Lessard
Michael Foy
Chris Stark
Cheryl Clarke-Hopcroft
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-05-29T18:45:26
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D63R0QX7
Alternate Identifier 255.038
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-11-29T11:00:00Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.038
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Russell R. Hopcroft, Pallavi Hariharan, Jennifer Questel, Jesse Lamb, Evelyn Lessard, Michael Foy, Chris Stark, Cheryl Clarke-Hopcroft. (2013). Oil Industry Zooplankton Ecology Data [Hopcroft]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D63R0QX7. Accessed 05 June 2023.

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