Float park phase data collected at depth in the Sargasso Sea from 2013-2014.

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Sargasso Sea
westlimit: -69.1118; southlimit: 28.3441; eastlimit: -61.1357; northlimit: 34.7787
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Biological pump
Carbon flux
Neutrally-Buoyant Sediment Trap
Optical sediment trap
Optical proxy measurements of sinking particle flux and water-column bio-optical profiles were obtained from profiling floats in the Sargasso Sea to expand the number of particle flux observations in the critical and under-sampled “twilight zone”. Particulate organic carbon flux derived from float-based optical sediment trap measurements was validated against fluxes measured directly with co-deployed, drifting neutrally-buoyant, sediment traps during a series of five short cruises before floats were deployed for approximately one year. The data returned by the floats comprise quantitative particle flux observations made at high-enough temporal resolution to interpret in the context of short-term, upper-ocean production events. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the supplemental document 'Field_names.pdf', and a full dataset description is included in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at: http://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/728335
Dataset: Park phase data
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Estapa, M., & Buesseler, K. (2018). Float park phase data collected at depth in the Sargasso Sea from 2013-2014. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.734334
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