Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.45.8)

SBC LTER: Cross-shelf Study 2008-2009: Profiles of CTD, biogeochemistry, primary production, abundance of phytoplankton groups, and abundance and production of bacteria

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.45.8 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/be54fff488ec4d0d6146956b5fff057e
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.45

These data were collected on monthly day cruises from January 2008 to April 2009 on the RV Kelp Fish at five stations across the shelf starting at Mohawk Reef in the nearshore area of the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA. Data were collected with a SBE19-Plus and rosette sampler. Measurements include standard CTD parameters in 1 m bins (e.g. salinity, temperature, density). At selected depths (1, 5, 10, 20 m), rosette bottle samples were collected for nutrients, pigments, particulate and dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen, and bacterial abundance, community structure and productivity. Phytoplankton abundances (to genus) were obtained from the 5 m sample only.

These data were used by the following papers:

Goodman, J., M. A. Brzezinski, E. R. Halewood and C. A. Carlson. 2012. Sources of phytoplankton to the inner continental shelf in the Santa Barbara Channel inferred from cross-shelf gradients in biological, physical and chemical parameters. Continental Shelf Research, 48: 27-39. (DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.08.011)

Halewood, E. R., C. A. Carlson, M. A. Brzezinski, D. C. Reed and J. Goodman. 2012. Annual cycle of organic matter partitioning and its availability to bacteria across the Santa Barbara Channel continental shelf. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 67:189-209. (DOI:10.3354/ame01586)

Short Name: Cross-shelf campaign DOC CTD/Rosette profiles
Publication Date: 2012-11-13
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
SBC LTER cross-shelf study, 2008, CTD downcasts
CTD data from the cross shelf study averaged over 1m bins. File format is acceptable input for Ocean Data View.
SBC LTER cross-shelf study, 2008, profile bottle data
Nutrients, pigments, particulate and dissolved carbon and nitrogen, phytoplanton production and abundance, bacterial production and abundance from rosette bottles.
SBC LTER cross-shelf study, 2008, 5m phytoplankton counts
Abundances of phytoplankton, by genus, from rosette bottles at 5 m.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Halewood, Elisa R 
Owner: Carlson, Craig A 
Owner: Brzezinski, Mark Allen 
Owner: Goodman, Jo Anna 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Halewood, E. R. , CA. Carlson, MA. Brzezinski and JA. Goodman. 2012. SBC LTER: Cross-shelf Study 2008-2009: Profiles of CTD, biogeochemistry, primary production, abundance of phytoplankton groups, and abundance and production of bacteria. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/be54fff488ec4d0d6146956b5fff057e

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER, MIRADA, Santa Barbara Coastal
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Nearshore Ocean, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Biogeochemistry, Community Structure, Physical Oceanography
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Mohawk Reef
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Marine, Temperature
GCMD v6. Earth Science: Oceans Ammonia, Attenuation/Transmission, Chlorophyll, Conductivity, Density, Fluorescence, Nitrate, Nutrients, Organic Carbon, Phosphate, Pigments, Pressure, Salinity, Silicate, Water Temperature
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 ammonium, carbon, chlorophyll a, CTD, dissolved organic carbon, marine, nitrate, nitrogen, oceans, particulate organic carbon, phosphate, phytoplankton, productivity, seawater, total phosphorus
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Inorganic Nutrients, Populations
NBII Biocomplexity Biomass, Carbon, Chlorophylls, Nutrients

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