Dataset: opc_ccs_orig
Deployment: NH0005

Optical Plankton Counter data from process cruises
Principal Investigator: 
Meng Zhou (University of Massachusetts Boston, UMB-SMS)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected

This dataset includes ALL the biomass values, zero and non-zero.  The data files are very large.  In order to map the data, see the opc_ccs_nonzero dataset []. In the 'nonzero' dataset, values of 0 in the 'biomass' column have been removed.

For an alternate display, including both zero and non-zero data, see opc_ccs_alt []. In the 'alt' dataset, OPC size classes are displayed as rows in a 'size_class' column, rather than as separate columns.

U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific California Current Program
Optical Plankton Counter (OPC) Data

Contact for this dataset is:
Meng Zhou
Dept. of Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-287-7419; Lab: 617-287-6186
FAX: 617-287-7474

This project addresses one of 3 central hypotheses of the U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific (NEP) Study:
Spatial and temporal variability in mesoscale circulation constitutes the dominant physical forcing on zooplankton biomass, production, distribution, species interactions and retention and loss in coastal regions.(U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific Implementation Plan, U.S. GLOBEC Report No. 17).

For more Information about these data contact Dr. Zhou.

Last modified: June 29, 2006

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