Profiling float surface dates, times and locations from the Sargasso Sea from 2013 to 2014.
Estapa, Margaret L.
Buesseler, Kenneth O.
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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
Dataset: Profiling float location information
Suggested CitationDataset: Estapa, Margaret L., Buesseler, Kenneth O., "Profiling float surface dates, times and locations from the Sargasso Sea from 2013 to 2014.", 2018-04-24, DOI:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.734354, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/10297
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