Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.10.22)

SBC LTER: Ocean: Ocean Currents and Biogeochemistry: Nearshore water profiles (monthly CTD and chemistry)

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.10.22 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/5871aa141afe5d393af7483e658622c7
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.10

This data package contains water chemistry measurements taken monthly at these reefs in the nearshore areas of the Santa Barbra Channel, CA, USA: Arroyo Quemado, Bullito, Naples, Arroyo Burro, Mohawk and Carpinteria. Measurements include standard CTD parameters, nutrients, pigments, particulate CN, total dissolved N and P, stable isotopes of C and N (not all parameters are measured at all stations). Sampling began in November 2000. Some stations are sampled only occasionally. During the first 2 years, CTD data were collected with a SBE19 Seacat Profiler and water samples with a pump. Starting in February 2003, a SBE19-Plus with a rosette sampler was used.

There are 3 tables in this dataset. Water chemistry and profiles from "registered stations" (see geographic coverage) are in 2 tables with "registered" in their name. CTD profiles are often collected ad hoc, or as "stations of opportunity". These have been collected in a third table as "non-registered". The station codes for these may be reused, and are not recorded in metadata (but can be found in data).

Short Name: Monthly seawater chemistry
Publication Date: 2018-01-17
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Monthly CTD downcasts, registered stations, all years
CTD data from monthly downcasts at REGISTERED stations at or near reefs, averaged over 1m bins. File format is acceptable input for Ocean Data View.
Monthly bottle chemistry with CTD, registered stations, all years
Nutrients, pigments, particulates, etc from rosette bottles or pump, plus corresponding CTD data (from Seabird btl file) at REGISTERED stations. No bottle samples collected at non-registered stations.
Monthly CTD downcasts, non-registered stations, all years
CTD data from opportunistic and ad hoc downcasts at NON-REGISTERED stations, averaged over 1m bins. File format is acceptable input for Ocean Data View.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Washburn, Libe 
Owner: Brzezinski, Mark Allen 
Owner: Carlson, Craig A 
Owner: Siegel, David A 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Washburn, L. , M. Brzezinski, C. Carlson and D. Siegel. 2018. SBC LTER: Ocean: Ocean Currents and Biogeochemistry: Nearshore water profiles (monthly CTD and chemistry). Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/5871aa141afe5d393af7483e658622c7

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas inorganic nutrients
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 carbon, carbon to nitrogen ratio, chemistry, chlorophyll, CTD, depth, LTER, marine, nitrogen, nutrients, oceans, phosphorus, salinity, Santa Barbara Coastal, temperature, water
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Ocean_biogeochemistry, profiles, temperature
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro, Arroyo Quemado, Bullito, Carpinteria, Mohawk, Naples
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. ammonia, Attenuation/Transmission, Biomass, Carbon, Chlorophyll, Conductivity, Density, Fluorescence, Nitrate, Nutrients, Organic Carbon, Phosphate, Pigments, Pressure, Salinity, Silicate, Stable Isotopes, Water Temperature
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Biomass, Carbon, Chlorophyll, Marine, Nitrate, Nutrients, Phosphate, Temperature
NBII Biocomplexity Biomass, Carbon, Chlorophylls, Density, Nutrients, water

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