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USGS field activity 09FSH02 on the west Florida shelf, Gulf of Mexico, in August 2009

Data Series 535-C

University of South Florida
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Abstract

From August 17 to 21, 2009, 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 2,000 data points were collected underway over a 1,320-kilometer (km) track line using the Multiparameter Inorganic Carbon Analyzer (MICA). The collection of data extended from Crystal River to Marco Island, Florida (~400 km), and westward up to 160 km off the Florida coast. Discrete water samples 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, 09FSH02 tells us that the data were collected in 2009 for the Response of Florida Shelf (FSH) Ecosystems to Climate Change project, and the data were collected during the second field activity for that study in that calendar year.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS field activity 09FSH02 on the west Florida shelf, Gulf of Mexico, in August 2009
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
535
Chapter:
C
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:
2009-08-17
Time Range End:
2009-08-21
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
West Florida Shelf;Gulf Of Mexico