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USGS field activity 08FSH01 on the west Florida shelf, Gulf of Mexico, in August 2008

Data Series 535-A

University of South Florida
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Abstract

From August 11 to 15, 2008, a cruise led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected air and sea surface partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2), pH, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), and total alkalinity (TA) data on the west Florida shelf. Approximately 1,600 data points were collected underway over a 650-kilometer (km) trackline using the Multiparameter Inorganic Carbon Analyzer (MICA). The collection of data extended from Crystal River southward to Marco Island, Florida (~400 km), and westward up to 160 km off the Florida coast. Discrete water samples from approximately 40 locations were also taken at specific localities to corroborate underway data measurements. The USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) assigns a unique identifier to each cruise or field activity. For example, 08FSH01 tells us the data were collected in 2008 for the Response of Florida Shelf (FSH) Ecosystems to Climate Change project, and the data were collected during the first field activity for that study in that calendar year.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS field activity 08FSH01 on the west Florida shelf, Gulf of Mexico, in August 2008
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
535
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Time Range Start:
2008-08-11
Time Range End:
2008-08-15
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
West Florida Shelf;Gulf Of Mexico