Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.36.10)

SBC LTER: Kelp Removal Experiment: Daily photon irradiance at the surface and seafloor

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.36.10 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/e25f430bb589b4b16a3d97f6da2afe72
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.36

These data are total daily photon irradiance in mol quanta m-2 d-1 at the sea surface and reaching the sea floor at SBC LTER kelp removal experiment sites. Sensors record instantaneous irradiance at one minute intervals, and data are averaged hourly and integrated over a 24 hour period. Sensors are mounted on the sea floor at one kelp-control and two kelp-removal plots at four sites (Arroyo Quemado, Carpinteria, Naples Reef and Mohawk Reef). At Mohawk Reef and Arroyo Quemado, sensors are also mounted above the sea surface on a spar buoy. No surface sensor was deployed at Naples Reef, and at Carpinteria, a surface sensor was deployed only for the period January 2008 to April 2010. Data are collected with MkV/L Light Intensity Recorders manufactured by Alec Electronics Corporation.

The kelp removal experiment was initiated in 2008 at selected reef sites along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. The following three giant kelp manipulations are maintained in sampling plots at each site:

Short Name: Reef PAR sfc and bottom
Publication Date: 2017-12-27
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Daily quanta, all years
Daily photon irradiance (quanta) of light recorded at the surface and the seafloor at four of the Long Term Experiment transects
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Kelp Removal Experiment: Daily photon irradiance at the surface and seafloor. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/e25f430bb589b4b16a3d97f6da2afe72

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 irradiance, light, long term, LTER, marine, photosynthetically active radiation, Santa Barbara Coastal
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Kelp Forest, Physical Oceanography, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Irradiance

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