Profiling float surface dates, times and locations from the Sargasso Sea from 2013 to 2014.

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Date Created
2018-04-17
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Sargasso Sea
westlimit: -69.1118; southlimit: 28.3441; eastlimit: -61.1357; northlimit: 34.7787
DOI
10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.734354
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Biological pump
Carbon flux
BATS
Neutrally-Buoyant Sediment Trap
Optical sediment trap
Abstract
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”. A typical float cycle consisted of the descent to the target park depth, a park phase at the target depth which cycled among depths ranging 150-1000 m, a descent to 1000 m, an ascent to the surface during which measurements are made, and a surface telemetry phase, during which a GPS fix is obtained. Dates, times, and locations obtained during the surface telemetry phase are provided. 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/728359
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Dataset: Profiling float location information
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Estapa, M., & Buesseler, K. (2018). Profiling float surface dates, times and locations from the Sargasso Sea from 2013 to 2014. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.734354
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