The data described here were collected on LTER12 which took place from 2005-01-20 to 2005-01-27 on the RV Pt. Sur. Cruises have been conducted in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA, 3-4 times per year since March, 2001 and are approximately 7 days in length.
There are 4 basic types of measurements:
Profiles at 25 grid stations unique to the SBCLTER and 7 cross-channel stations (also occupied by the Plumes and Blooms project). Measurements include primary production, basic CTD parameters (Seabird 911-plus), inorganic nutrients, phytoplankton pigments, particulate organic carbon and nitrogen, natural abundances of N and C isotopes, and occasionally biogenic and lithogenic silica, optics, and/or dissolved organic carbon.
Two-dimensional sections of oceanic constituents are recorded in the top 120m with an undulating towed CTD scanning system (Triaxis) on both along shore and cross-channel transects.
Underway measurements: fluorometry, salinity and temperature are collected at a depth of 3m with a flow-through system which also includes continuous climate measurements.
Underway acoustic dopler current profiles were collected using a RDInstruments Workhorse 300kHz and RDInstruments Ocean Surveyor 75kHz ADCP.
On Cruise LTER12, additional CTD samples were collected to substitute for Traxis failure. On this cruise, additional stations and are identified as NS001-NS010