All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
This dataset contains locations of sampling sites for ASAC project 40 on rotation 2 of the French polar supply ship L'Astrolabe in the 2007/2008 season. Samples were collected between December 2007 and January of 2008. It also contains information on chlorophyll, carotenoids, coccolithophorids and species identification and counts.
Public Summary from the project:
This program aims to determine the role of single celled plants, animals, bacteria and viruses in Antarctic waters. We quantify their vital role as food for other organisms, their potential influence in moderating global climate change through absorption of CO2 and production of DMS, and determine their response to effect of climate change.
For more information, see the other metadata records related to ASAC project 40 (ASAC_40).
The fields in this dataset are:
Local time (dec hrs) actual solar local time (decimal hours) calc from longitude
DOES NOT EQUAL TIME ZONE
Longitude decimal degrees/degrees, minutes
Latitude decimal degrees/degrees, minutes
Sea Temperature degrees Celsius
Lugol's bottle # - microscope sample number for phytoplankton ID (Our use only)
HPLC Volume remaining - volume filtered for HPLC pigment analysis (Our use only)
Volume filtered for HPLC
Volume remaining for Coccoliths
Coccolith tray No.(Our use only)
Coccolith tray position number
Net Sample Time
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_40_AS0708R2 when using these data.
2008-07-17 - record created by Dave Connell. 2013-08-27 - record updated by Dave Connell to add chlorophyll a data provided by Simon Wright. 2016-10-21 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates.