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     data   graph     files  public Sediment core sample metadata collected July 2017 in the back barrier island bays on Virginia\
u2019s Eastern Shore
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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 Sediment cores were collected by divers, sealed in the filed with rubber
stoppers and returned to the lab for processing. Pore waters were collected by
inserting rhizon samplers (Seeberg-Elverfeldt et al., 2005) through pre-
drilled holes in the core tubes.\u00a0 Samples were collected in gas-tight
glass syringes and filtered through 0.45 \u00b5m nylon filters into storage
vials.\u00a0 Alkalinity samples were titrated within 12hr of collection; other
samples were returned to the lab for analysis, using techniques routinely used
in my lab.

Alkalinity and initial pH were determined by Gran Titration using a Metrohm
automatic titrator (model 785 DMP Titrino) combined with a Cole-Parmer pH
electrode, calibrated using pH 4.00, 7.00 and 10.00 NIST-traceable buffers (Hu
and Burdige, 2008).\u00a0 Sulfate was determined by ion chromatography and
conductivity detection with a Thermo-Fisher Dionex ICS-5000 ion chromatograph,
while DOC was determined by high-temperature combustion using a Shimadzu TOC-V
total carbon analyzer (Burdige and Komada, 2011; Komada et al. 2016).\u00a0
Ammonium and DIC were determined by FIA analysis using a home-built system
consisting of a Rainin Rabbit peristaltic pump and a Dionex CDM-II
conductivity detector (Hall and Aller, 1992; Lustwerk and Burdige,
1995).\u00a0 Total dissolved sulfide was determined spectrophotometrically
with an Ocean Optics USB400 UV-Vis spectrophotometer (Cline, 1969; Abdulla et
al., in prep.); Total dissolved iron was also determined
spectrophotometrically by the ferrozine method using the same
spectrophotometer\u00a0 (Viollier et al., 2000).

Oxygen profiles in the cores were collected with polarographic microelectrodes
(Luther et al., 2008) using a DLK 70 WebPstat electrochemical analyzer (AIS,
Inc.) and a computer-controlled micro-profiler.
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_nid String 648650
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_number String OCE-1635403
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 710233
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_award_number String OCE-1633951
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_data_url String http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1633951 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funder_name String NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_acronym String NSF OCE
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_source_nid String 355
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_program_manager String Michael E. Sieracki
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_program_manager_nid String 50446
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Core sample metadata
collected July 2017 in coastal bays of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
PI: D. Burdige (ODU)
Co-PIs: R. Zimmerman (ODU), M. Long (WHOI)
version date: 2018-10-15
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 2018-09-10T18:42:42Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2019-03-20T17:45:25Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &time<now
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.745816.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -75.798
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 37.344
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 37.266
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -75.798
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -75.835
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/745816 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_acronym String TOC analyzer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description String Used to measure dissolved organic carbon.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid String 748177
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_description String A unit that accurately determines the carbon concentrations of organic compounds typically by detecting and measuring its combustion product (CO2). See description document at: http://bcodata.whoi.edu/LaurentianGreatLakes_Chemistry/bs116.pdf
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_external_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/LAB04/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_name String Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_nid String 652
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_supplied_name String Shimadzu TOC-V total carbon analyzer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_acronym String Ion Chromatograph
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_dataset_instrument_description String Used to measure sulfate.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_dataset_instrument_nid String 748176
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_description String Ion chromatography is a form of liquid chromatography that measures concentrations of ionic species by separating them based on their interaction with a resin. Ionic species separate differently depending on species type and size. Ion chromatographs are able to measure concentrations of major anions, such as fluoride, chloride, nitrate, nitrite, and sulfate, as well as major cations such as lithium, sodium, ammonium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium in the parts-per-billion (ppb) range. (from http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/research_methods/biogeochemical/ic.html)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_instrument_name String Ion Chromatograph
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_instrument_nid String 662
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_1_supplied_name String Thermo-Fisher Dionex ICS-5000 ion chromatograph
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_acronym String Automatic titrator
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_dataset_instrument_description String Used to measure alkalinity and initial pH
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_dataset_instrument_nid String 748174
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_description String Instruments that incrementally add quantified aliquots of a reagent to a sample until the end-point of a chemical reaction is reached.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_instrument_external_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/LAB12/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_instrument_name String Automatic titrator
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_instrument_nid String 682
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_2_supplied_name String Metrohm automatic titrator (model 785 DMP Titrino)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_acronym String Spectrophotometer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_dataset_instrument_description String Used to measure total dissolved sulfide and t​otal dissolved iron.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_dataset_instrument_nid String 748189
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_description String An instrument used to measure the relative absorption of electromagnetic radiation of different wavelengths in the near infra-red, visible and ultraviolet wavebands by samples.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_instrument_external_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/LAB20/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_instrument_name String Spectrophotometer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_instrument_nid String 707
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_3_supplied_name String Ocean Optics USB400 UV-Vis spectrophotometer
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_acronym String Conductivity Meter
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_dataset_instrument_description String Used to measure ammonium and dissolved inorganic carbon.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_dataset_instrument_nid String 748179
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_description String Conductivity Meter - An electrical conductivity meter (EC meter) measures the electrical conductivity in a solution. Commonly used in hydroponics, aquaculture and freshwater systems to monitor the amount of nutrients, salts or impurities in the water.
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_instrument_name String Conductivity Meter
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_instrument_nid String 719
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_4_supplied_name String Dionex CDM-II conductivity detector
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, core, data, dataset, date, date_processed, dmo, erddap, latitude, longitude, management, oceanography, office, pb210, phi, preliminary, processed, site, sol
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/745816/license (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/745816 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 37.344
attribute NC_GLOBAL param_mapping String {'745816': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'lon': 'master - longitude'}}
attribute NC_GLOBAL parameter_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/745816/parameters (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation String Old Dominion University
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation_acronym String ODU
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_name String David J Burdige
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_nid String 648653
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 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation_acronym String WHOI
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_name String Matthew Long
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_nid String 560155
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 Old Dominion University
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_affiliation_acronym String ODU
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_name String Richard C. Zimmerman
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_person_nid String 51308
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role String Co-Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_2_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_affiliation_acronym String WHOI BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_person_name String Nancy Copley
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_person_nid String 50396
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_role String BCO-DMO Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_3_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Seagrass Blue Carbon
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_acronym String Seagrass Blue Carbon
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_description String NSF abstract:
This research will develop a quantitative understanding of the factors controlling carbon cycling in seagrass meadows that will improve our ability to quantify their potential as blue carbon sinks and predict their future response to climate change, including sea level rise, ocean warming and ocean acidification. This project will advance a new generation of bio-optical-geochemical models and tools (ECHOES) that have the potential to be transform our ability to measure and predict carbon dynamics in shallow water systems.
This study will utilize cutting-edge methods for evaluating oxygen and carbon exchange (Eulerian and eddy covariance techniques) combined with biomass, sedimentary, and water column measurements to develop and test numerical models that can be scaled up to quantify the dynamics of carbon cycling and sequestration in seagrass meadows in temperate and tropical environments of the West Atlantic continental margin that encompass both siliciclastic and carbonate sediments. The comparative analysis across latitudinal and geochemical gradients will address the relative contributions of different species and geochemical processes to better constrain the role of seagrass carbon sequestration to global biogeochemical cycles. Specifically the research will quantify: (i) the relationship between C stocks and standing biomass for different species with different life histories and structural complexity, (ii) the influence of above- and below-ground metabolism on carbon exchange, and (iii) the influence of sediment type (siliciclastic vs. carbonate) on Blue Carbon storage. Seagrass biomass, growth rates, carbon content and isotope composition (above- and below-ground), organic carbon deposition and export will be measured. Sedimentation rates and isotopic composition of PIC, POC, and iron sulfide precipitates, as well as porewater concentrations of dissolved sulfide, CO2, alkalinity and salinity will be determined in order to develop a bio-optical-geochemical model that will predict the impact of seagrass metabolism on sediment geochemical processes that control carbon cycling in shallow waters. Model predictions will be validated against direct measurements of DIC and O2 exchange in seagrass meadows, enabling us to scale-up the density-dependent processes to predict the impacts of seagrass distribution and density on carbon cycling and sequestration across the submarine landscape.
Status, as of 09 June 2016: This project has been recommended for funding by NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences.
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_end_date String 2019-07
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_geolocation String Chesapeake Bay, Northern Gulf of Mexico, and Bahamas Banks
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_name String Toward an Improved Understanding of Blue Carbon: The Role of Seagrasses in Sequestering CO2
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_nid String 648649
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_start_date String 2016-08
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 37.266
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset includes metadata on sediment cores collected during July 2017 in the back barrier island bays on Virginia\u2019s Eastern Shore - location, date and time of sample collection and processing, and which analyses were performed on each core.
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Sediment core sample metadata collected July 2017 in the back barrier island bays on Virginia\u2019s Eastern Shore
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -75.835
attribute NC_GLOBAL xml_source String osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3
variable site   String  
attribute site bcodmo_name String site
attribute site description String sample collection site identifier
attribute site long_name String Site
attribute site units String unitless
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude actual_range double 37.266, 37.344
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; north is positive
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 -75.835, -75.798
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; east is positive
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 core   String  
attribute core bcodmo_name String core_id
attribute core description String core designator
attribute core long_name String Core
attribute core units String unitless
variable date_processed   String  
attribute date_processed bcodmo_name String date_local
attribute date_processed description String local date and time processed formatted as YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS (ISO 8601:2004E )
attribute date_processed long_name String Date Processed
attribute date_processed units String unitless
variable PW   String  
attribute PW bcodmo_name String flag
attribute PW description String pore water collection and analysis (alkalinity; pH; sulfate; DIC; DOC sulfide; ammonium; Fe) was performed
attribute PW long_name String PW
attribute PW units String unitless
variable Ox   String  
attribute Ox bcodmo_name String flag
attribute Ox description String polarographic O2 microsensor analysis was performed
attribute Ox long_name String Ox
attribute Ox units String unitless
variable phi   String  
attribute phi bcodmo_name String flag
attribute phi description String sediment porosity was measured
attribute phi long_name String Phi
attribute phi units String unitless
variable Pb210   String  
attribute Pb210 bcodmo_name String flag
attribute Pb210 description String 210Pb analyses were performed
attribute Pb210 long_name String PB210
attribute Pb210 units String unitless
variable sol   String  
attribute sol bcodmo_name String flag
attribute sol description String solids were frozen from later analysis (TOC; Fe speciation; etc.)
attribute sol long_name String Sol
attribute sol units String unitless

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