This dataset contains the locations of sampling sites for ASAC project 40 on rotation 0 of the French polar supply ship L'Astrolabe in the 2003/2004 season. Samples were collected between October and November of 2003. It also contains the final dataset which has 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:
Tube Labelour use
Time(UTC)Shorthand entry code - ignore
Time(UTC)Formatted Use this
Local time (dec hrs)actual solar local time (decimal hours) calc from
DOES NOT EQUAL TIME ZONE
Lugol's#microscope sample number for phytoplankton ID (Our use only)
HPLC Volvolume filtered for HPLC pigment analysis (Our use only)
Cocco Volvolume filtered for coccolithophorid counts (Our use only)
Cocco tray No.(Our use only)
Location:DCM: Deep chlorophyll maximum