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Dataset Title:  delta 13C measurement of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) from R/V Knorr
cruises KN199-04 and KN204-01 in the Subtropical northern Atlantic Ocean from
2010-2011 (U.S. GEOTRACES NAT project)
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Institution:  BCO-DMO   (Dataset ID: bcodmo_dataset_3905)
Range: longitude = -69.86 to -9.66°E, latitude = 17.349 to 39.7°N, depth = 9.5 to 5815.3m, time = 2010-10-16T21:32:00Z to (now?)
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
 s {
  cruise_id {
    String bcodmo_name "cruise_id";
    String description "Official cruise identifier e.g. KN199-04 = R/V Knorr cruise number 199-04.";
    String long_name "Cruise Id";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  cruise_name {
    String bcodmo_name "Cruise Name";
    String description "GEOTRACES cruise identifier.";
    String long_name "Cruise Name";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  station_GEOTRC {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 1, 24;
    String bcodmo_name "station";
    String description 
"GEOTRACES station number; ranges from 1 through 12 for KN199-04 and 1 through 24 for KN204-01. Stations 7 and 9 were skipped on KN204-01. PI-supplied values were identical to those in the
intermediate US GEOTRACES master file. Originally submitted as 'Station', this parameter name has been changed to conform to BCO-DMO's GEOTRACES naming conventions.";
    String long_name "Station GEOTRC";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  lat_nom {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 17.35, 39.7;
    String bcodmo_name "lat_n";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    String description "Nominal latitude of station. BCO-DMO added from station waypoints provided by Chief Sci.";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "decimal degrees";
  }
  lon_nom {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range -69.8, -9.66;
    String bcodmo_name "lon_n";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    String description "Nominal longitude of station. BCO-DMO added from station waypoints provided by Chief Sci.";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "decimal degrees";
  }
  depth {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "down";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 9.5, 5815.3;
    String axis "Z";
    String bcodmo_name "depth";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 8000.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -8000.0;
    String colorBarPalette "TopographyDepth";
    String description "Observation/sample depth in meters, calculated from CTD pressure. Values were added from the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file (see Processing Description).";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Depth";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/DEPH/";
    String positive "down";
    String standard_name "depth";
    String units "m";
  }
  cast_GEOTRC {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 1, 10;
    String bcodmo_name "cast";
    String description "Cast identifier, numbered consecutively within a station. PI-supplied values were identical to those in the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file. Originally submitted as 'Cast', this parameter name has been changed to conform to BCO-DMO's GEOTRACES naming conventions.";
    String long_name "Cast GEOTRC";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  sample_bottle_GEOTRC {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 1, 12;
    String bcodmo_name "bot_Nis";
    String description "Unique identification numbers given to samples taken from bottles; rangies from 1 to 24; often used synonymously with bottle number. PI-supplied values were identical to those in the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file. Originally submitted as 'Sample', this parameter name has been changed to conform to BCO-DMO's GEOTRACES naming conventions.";
    String long_name "Sample Bottle GEOTRC";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 17.349, 39.7;
    String axis "Y";
    String bcodmo_name "latitude";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    String description "Latitude ranging from 0 to +/- 180.";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LATX/";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range -69.86, -9.66;
    String axis "X";
    String bcodmo_name "longitude";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    String description "Longitude ranging from 0 to +/- 180. Negative values = West.";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LONX/";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  month {
    String bcodmo_name "month_utc";
    String description "2-digit month of year (UTC). in the format mm (01 to 12)";
    String long_name "Month";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  day {
    String bcodmo_name "day_gmt";
    String description "2-digit day of month (UTC). in the format dd (01 to 31)";
    String long_name "Day";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  year {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 2010, 2011;
    String bcodmo_name "year";
    String description "4-digit year (UTC). in the format YYYY";
    String long_name "Year";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/YEARXXXX/";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  delta13C {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range -0.37, 1.72;
    String bcodmo_name "delta13C";
    String description "A measure of the ratio of stable isotopes 13C:12C, reported in parts per thousand (per mil, o/oo) reported vs PDB.";
    String long_name "Delta13 C";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/D13CMITX/";
    String units "per mil";
  }
  delta13C_flag {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 2, 9;
    String bcodmo_name "q_flag";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 150.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String description 
"Quality flag for delta13C.
2 = good data
3 = questionable data
9 = no data";
    String long_name "Delta13 C Flag";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  event_GEOTRC {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 2020, 3281;
    String bcodmo_name "event";
    String description "Unique identifying number for US GEOTRACES sampling events; ranges from 2001 to 2225 for KN199-04 events and from 3001 to 3282 for KN204-01 events. Values were added from the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file (see Processing Description).";
    String long_name "Event GEOTRC";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/EVTAGFL/";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  sample_GEOTRC {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 5075, 8140;
    String bcodmo_name "sample";
    String description "Unique identifying number for US GEOTRACES samples; ranges from 5033 to 6078 for KN199-04 and from 6112 to 8148 for KN204-01.  Values were added from the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file (see Processing Description).";
    String long_name "Sample GEOTRC";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P02/current/ACYC/";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  bottle_GEOTRC {
    String bcodmo_name "bot";
    String description "Alphanumeric characters identifying bottle type (e.g., NIS representing Niskin and GF representing GOFLO) and position on a CTD rosette. Values were added from the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file (see Processing Description).";
    String long_name "Bottle GEOTRC";
    String units "dimensionless";
  }
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.28726472e+9, NaN;
    String axis "T";
    String bcodmo_name "ISO_DateTime_UTC";
    String description 
"Date and time (UTC) variable recorded at the bottle sampling time in ISO compliant format. Values were added from the intermediate US GEOTRACES master file (see Processing Description).
This standard is based on ISO 8601:2004(E) and takes on the following form: 2009-08-30T14:05:00[.xx]Z (UTC time)";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "BTL ISO Date Time UTC";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/DTUT8601/";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  }
 }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String access_formats ".htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson,.odvTxt";
    String acquisition_description 
"Shipboard Sample Collection Methods  
 Samples are collected in pre-washed and baked 250 ml ground glass stoppered
bottles that were poisoned with 100\\u00b5l of a saturated HgCl2 solution. The
stored sealed samples were returned to the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the
University of Washington for extraction and measurement.
 
Laboratory Methods  
 CO2 is extracted from the DIC seawater sample using a modification of the
helium stripping technique described in Quay et al (1992). The del13C is
measured on a Thermo Delta Plus XL mass spectrometer.";
    String awards_0_award_nid "55170";
    String awards_0_award_number "OCE-0926213";
    String awards_0_data_url "http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0926213";
    String awards_0_funder_name "NSF Division of Ocean Sciences";
    String awards_0_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_0_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_0_program_manager "Donald L. Rice";
    String awards_0_program_manager_nid "51467";
    String awards_1_award_nid "55171";
    String awards_1_award_number "OCE-1137455";
    String awards_1_data_url "http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1137455";
    String awards_1_funder_name "NSF Division of Ocean Sciences";
    String awards_1_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_1_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_1_program_manager "Donald L. Rice";
    String awards_1_program_manager_nid "51467";
    String cdm_data_type "Other";
    String comment 
"delta 13C (ratio of 13C:12C) from GT10 and GT11 
 PI: Paul Quay (University of Washington) 
 Version History:  
   17 June 2014 = data updated/corrections made (current version) 
   04 April 2013 = original data submitted 
 Note: Surface samples collected at stations through sample clean  
       seawater feed have no cast and sample numbers.";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "info@bco-dmo.org";
    String creator_name "BCO-DMO";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.bco-dmo.org/";
    String data_source "extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3  19 Dec 2019";
    String date_created "2013-04-05T15:22:45Z";
    String date_modified "2020-03-30T20:48:45Z";
    String defaultDataQuery "&amp;time&lt;now";
    String doi "10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.3905.2";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -9.66;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 39.7;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 17.349;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max -9.66;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -69.86;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 5815.3;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 9.5;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "down";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"2020-08-15T04:58:45Z (local files)
2020-08-15T04:58:45Z https://erddap.bco-dmo.org/tabledap/bcodmo_dataset_3905.das";
    String infoUrl "https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3905";
    String institution "BCO-DMO";
    String instruments_0_acronym "IR Mass Spec";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description "The del13C is measured on a Thermo Delta Plus XL mass spectrometer.";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid "6120";
    String instruments_0_description "The Isotope-ratio Mass Spectrometer is a particular type of mass spectrometer used to measure the relative abundance of isotopes in a given sample (e.g. VG Prism II Isotope Ratio Mass-Spectrometer).";
    String instruments_0_instrument_external_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/LAB16/";
    String instruments_0_instrument_name "Isotope-ratio Mass Spectrometer";
    String instruments_0_instrument_nid "469";
    String instruments_0_supplied_name "Isotope-ratio Mass Spectrometer";
    String keywords "bco, bco-dmo, biological, bottle, bottle_GEOTRC, btl, BTL_ISO_DateTime_UTC, cast, cast_GEOTRC, chemical, cruise, cruise_id, cruise_name, data, dataset, date, day, delta13, delta13C, delta13C_flag, depth, depth_GEOTRC_CTD, dmo, erddap, event, event_GEOTRC, flag, geotrc, iso, lat_nom, latitude, lon_nom, longitude, management, month, name, oceanography, office, preliminary, sample, sample_bottle_GEOTRC, sample_GEOTRC, station, station_GEOTRC, time, year";
    String license "https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3905/license";
    String metadata_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/3905";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 39.7;
    String param_mapping "{'3905': {'depth_GEOTRC_CTD': 'flag - depth', 'lat': 'flag - latitude', 'BTL_ISO_DateTime_UTC': 'flag - time', 'lon': 'flag - longitude'}}";
    String parameter_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/3905/parameters";
    String people_0_affiliation "University of Washington";
    String people_0_affiliation_acronym "UW";
    String people_0_person_name "Paul Quay";
    String people_0_person_nid "50590";
    String people_0_role "Principal Investigator";
    String people_0_role_type "originator";
    String people_1_affiliation "University of Washington";
    String people_1_affiliation_acronym "UW";
    String people_1_person_name "Johnny Stutsman";
    String people_1_person_nid "51670";
    String people_1_role "Contact";
    String people_1_role_type "related";
    String people_2_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_2_affiliation_acronym "WHOI BCO-DMO";
    String people_2_person_name "Shannon Rauch";
    String people_2_person_nid "51498";
    String people_2_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager";
    String people_2_role_type "related";
    String project "U.S. GEOTRACES NAT";
    String projects_0_acronym "U.S. GEOTRACES NAT";
    String projects_0_description 
"Much of this text appeared in an article published in OCB News, October 2008, by the OCB Project Office.
The first U.S. GEOTRACES Atlantic Section will be specifically centered around a sampling cruise to be carried out in the North Atlantic in 2010. Ed Boyle (MIT) and Bill Jenkins (WHOI) organized a three-day planning workshop that was held September 22-24, 2008 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The main goal of the workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee, was to design the implementation plan for the first U.S. GEOTRACES Atlantic Section. The primary cruise design motivation was to improve knowledge of the sources, sinks and internal cycling of Trace Elements and their Isotopes (TEIs) by studying their distributions along a section in the North Atlantic (Figure 1). The North Atlantic has the full suite of processes that affect TEIs, including strong meridional advection, boundary scavenging and source effects, aeolian deposition, and the salty Mediterranean Outflow. The North Atlantic is particularly important as it lies at the \"origin\" of the global Meridional Overturning Circulation.
It is well understood that many trace metals play important roles in biogeochemical processes and the carbon cycle, yet very little is known about their large-scale distributions and the regional scale processes that affect them. Recent advances in sampling and analytical techniques, along with advances in our understanding of their roles in enzymatic and catalytic processes in the open ocean provide a natural opportunity to make substantial advances in our understanding of these important elements. Moreover, we are motivated by the prospect of global change and the need to understand the present and future workings of the ocean's biogeochemistry. The GEOTRACES strategy is to measure a broad suite of TEIs to constrain the critical biogeochemical processes that influence their distributions. In addition to these \"exotic\" substances, more traditional properties, including macronutrients (at micromolar and nanomolar levels), CTD, bio-optical parameters, and carbon system characteristics will be measured. The cruise starts at Line W, a repeat hydrographic section southeast of Cape Cod, extends to Bermuda and subsequently through the North Atlantic oligotrophic subtropical gyre, then transects into the African coast in the northern limb of the coastal upwelling region. From there, the cruise goes northward into the Mediterranean outflow. The station locations shown on the map are for the \"fulldepth TEI\" stations, and constitute approximately half of the stations to be ultimately occupied.
Figure 1. The proposed 2010 Atlantic GEOTRACES cruise track plotted on dissolved oxygen at 400 m depth. Data from the World Ocean Atlas (Levitus et al., 2005) were plotted using Ocean Data View (courtesy Reiner Schlitzer). [click on the image to view a larger version]
Hydrography, CTD and nutrient measurements will be supported by the Ocean Data Facility (J. Swift) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and funded through NSF Facilities. They will be providing an additional CTD rosette system along with nephelometer and LADCP. A trace metal clean Go-Flo Rosette and winch will be provided by the group at Old Dominion University (G. Cutter) along with a towed underway pumping system.
The North Atlantic Transect cruise began in 2010 with KN199 leg 4 (station sampling) and leg 5 (underway sampling only) (Figure 2).
KN199-04 Cruise Report (PDF)
Figure 2. The red line shows the cruise track for the first leg of the US Geotraces North Atlantic Transect on the R/V Knorr in October 2010.  The rest of the stations (beginning with 13) will be completed in October-December 2011 on the R/V Knorr (courtesy of Bill Jenkins, Chief Scientist, GNAT first leg). [click on the image to view a larger version]
The section completion effort resumed again in November 2011 with KN204-01A,B (Figure 3).
KN204-01A,B Cruise Report (PDF)
Figure 3. Station locations occupied on the US Geotraces North Atlantic Transect on the R/V Knorr in November 2011.  [click on the image to view a larger version]
Data from the North Atlantic Transect cruises are available under the Datasets heading below, and consensus values for the SAFe and North Atlantic GEOTRACES Reference Seawater Samples are available from the GEOTRACES Program Office: Standards and Reference Materials
ADCP data are available from the Currents ADCP group at the University of Hawaii at the links below:KN199-04   (leg 1 of 2010 cruise; Lisbon to Cape Verde)KN199-05   (leg 2 of 2010 cruise; Cape Verde to Charleston, NC)KN204-01A (part 1 of 2011 cruise; Woods Hole, MA to Bermuda)KN204-01B (part 2 of 2011 cruise; Bermuda to Cape Verde)";
    String projects_0_end_date "2013-08";
    String projects_0_geolocation "Subtropical western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean";
    String projects_0_name "U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect";
    String projects_0_project_nid "2066";
    String projects_0_project_website "http://www.geotraces.org/";
    String projects_0_start_date "2010-10";
    String publisher_name "Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 17.349;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "delta 13C measurements made on dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) samples collected at stations during the GT10 and GT11 (KN199-04 and KN204-01) cruises as part of the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect project.";
    String time_coverage_start "2010-10-16T21:32:00Z";
    String title "delta 13C measurement of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) from R/V Knorr cruises KN199-04 and KN204-01 in the Subtropical northern Atlantic Ocean from 2010-2011 (U.S. GEOTRACES NAT project)";
    String version "2";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -69.86;
    String xml_source "osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3";
  }
}

 

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