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   set  data   graph     files  public Cetacean observations from the Northern California Current in the Northeast Pacific on R/V
New Horizon cruises NH0005 and NH0007 in 2000 (NEP project)
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL access_formats String .htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson
attribute NC_GLOBAL acquisition_description String Surveys were conducted in passing mode while the R/V New Horizon was in
transit between stations for hydrographic and zooplankton sampling.
Observations were conducted from the flying bridge during daylight (~0600 to
2030) whenever sufficient visibility (i.e., > 2 nm) and weather (i.e., <
Beaufort 6) allowed. Two observers simultaneously surveyed to the horizon with
25 x 150 binoculars, equipped with compass and reticle. Each observer surveyed
a 100\u00b0 arc from 10\u00b0 off the bow (opposite side) to 90\u00b0 on their
side of the ship. A third observer focused on the track-line by eye, aided
with 7 x 50 hand-held binoculars. Sightings were entered immediately on a
laptop computer connected to the ship's GPS system. Positions of all sightings
were corrected to reflect the actual location of the cetaceans, rather than
the ship's position. The height from the surface of the water to the eyes of
observers on the 25 x 150 binoculars was 10.87 m.
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_nid String 54691
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_number String OCE-0534609
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_data_url String http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0534609 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funder_name String NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_acronym String NSF OCE
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_source_nid String 355
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager String David L. Garrison
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager_nid String 50534
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_award_nid String 55044
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_award_number String unknown NEP NOAA
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funder_name String National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_acronym String NOAA
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_source_nid String 352
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Cetacean sighting data from NCC GLOBEC survey cruises
C. Tynan and D. Ainley, PIs
see documentation for explanation of variables
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String info at bco-dmo.org
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String https://www.bco-dmo.org/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_source String extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3 19 Dec 2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2009-02-18T20:52:25Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2019-02-22T15:55:37Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &amp;time&lt;now
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.2339.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -122.96828
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 44.68547
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 37.91703
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -122.96828
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -126.04221
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/2339 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_acronym String Binocs
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description String Handheld binoculars, general used for bird observations
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid String 4108
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_description String Handheld binoculars, generally used for bird observations.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_external_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/91/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_name String Binoculars, Handheld
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_nid String 428
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_supplied_name String Handheld Binoculars
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, code, common, common_name, cruiseid, data, dataset, day, day_local, dmo, effort, effort_type, erddap, latitude, local, longitude, management, month, month_local, name, number, oceanography, office, preliminary, species, species_code, time, time_local, type, year
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/2339/license (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/2339 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 44.68547
attribute NC_GLOBAL param_mapping String {'2339': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'lon': 'master - longitude'}}
attribute NC_GLOBAL parameter_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/2339/parameters (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation String H.T. Harvey & Associates
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_name String Dr David G. Ainley
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_nid String 50491
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role String Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation String Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Seattle
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation_acronym String NOAA NWFSC
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_name String Dr Cynthia Tynan
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_nid String 50476
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role String Co-Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation_acronym String WHOI BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_name String Ms Dicky Allison
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_nid String 50382
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role String BCO-DMO Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String NEP
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_acronym String NEP
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_description String Program in a Nutshell
Goal: To understand the effects of climate variability and climate change on the distribution, abundance and production of marine animals (including commercially important living marine resources) in the eastern North Pacific. To embody this understanding in diagnostic and prognostic ecosystem models, capable of capturing the ecosystem response to major climatic fluctuations.
Approach: To study the effects of past and present climate variability on the population ecology and population dynamics of marine biota and living marine resources, and to use this information as a proxy for how the ecosystems of the eastern North Pacific may respond to future global climate change. The strong temporal variability in the physical and biological signals of the NEP will be used to examine the biophysical mechanisms through which zooplankton and salmon populations respond to physical forcing and biological interactions in the coastal regions of the two gyres. Annual and interannual variability will be studied directly through long-term observations and detailed process studies; variability at longer time scales will be examined through retrospective analysis of directly measured and proxy data. Coupled biophysical models of the ecosystems of these regions will be developed and tested using the process studies and data collected from the long-term observation programs, then further tested and improved by hindcasting selected retrospective data series.
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_geolocation String Northeast Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_name String U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_nid String 2038
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_website String http://nepglobec.bco-dmo.org (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_start_date String 1997-01
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 37.91703
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String year
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Cetacean observations from the Northern California Current in the Northeast Pacific on R/V New Horizon cruises NH0005 and NH0007 in 2000
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Cetacean observations from the Northern California Current in the Northeast Pacific on R/V New Horizon cruises NH0005 and NH0007 in 2000 (NEP project)
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -126.04221
attribute NC_GLOBAL xml_source String osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3
variable cruiseid   String  
attribute cruiseid bcodmo_name String cruiseid
attribute cruiseid description String Cruise identifier, e.g. NH0005, for R/V New Horizon, cruise 0005.
attribute cruiseid long_name String Cruiseid
attribute cruiseid units String dimensionless
variable month   String  
attribute month bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute month description String Months in which the survey was conducted.
attribute month long_name String Month
attribute month units String dimensionless
variable year   short  
attribute year _FillValue short 32767
attribute year actual_range short 2000, 2000
attribute year bcodmo_name String year
attribute year description String Year in which the survey was conducted.
attribute year long_name String Year
attribute year nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/YEARXXXX/ (external link)
attribute year units String dimensionless
variable species_code   byte  
attribute species_code _FillValue byte 127
attribute species_code actual_range byte 21, 76
attribute species_code bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute species_code description String A two-digit identifier for a given cetacean species.
attribute species_code long_name String Species Code
attribute species_code units String dimensionless
variable species   String  
attribute species bcodmo_name String species
attribute species description String The scientific name for a given cetacean species.
attribute species long_name String Species
attribute species units String dimensionless
variable common_name   String  
attribute common_name bcodmo_name String common_name
attribute common_name description String The common name for a given cetacean species.
attribute common_name long_name String Common Name
attribute common_name units String dimensionless
variable number   short  
attribute number _FillValue short 32767
attribute number actual_range short 1, 250
attribute number bcodmo_name String number
attribute number colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute number colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute number description String The best estimate of the number of animals in the sighting.
attribute number long_name String Number
attribute number units String dimensionless
variable month_local   String  
attribute month_local bcodmo_name String month_local
attribute month_local description String Month of the sighting (0 to 12), local time.
attribute month_local long_name String Month Local
attribute month_local units String dimensionless
variable day_local   String  
attribute day_local bcodmo_name String day_local
attribute day_local description String Day of month (0 to 31), local time.
attribute day_local long_name String Day Local
attribute day_local units String dimensionless
variable time_local   String  
attribute time_local bcodmo_name String time_local
attribute time_local description String Time of the sighting, local Pacific Standard Time.
attribute time_local long_name String Time Local
attribute time_local units String hours & decimal minutes
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude actual_range double 37.91703, 44.68547
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude bcodmo_name String latitude
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude description String Latitude for the cetacean position, not ship, negative = South
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LATX/ (external link)
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute longitude actual_range double -126.04221, -122.96828
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude bcodmo_name String longitude
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude description String Longitude for the cetacean position, not ship, negative = West
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LONX/ (external link)
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable effort_type   byte  
attribute effort_type _FillValue byte 127
attribute effort_type actual_range byte 1, 2
attribute effort_type bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute effort_type description String Type of effort: 1 for sighting from 25 x 150 binoculars 2 for sighting with 7 x 50 binoculars, or by eye.
attribute effort_type long_name String Effort Type
attribute effort_type units String dimensionless

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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