Dataset: daily_PAR
Deployment: NBP0202

Integrated, daily PAR data
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Maria Vernet (University of California-San Diego, UCSD-SIO)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Deployment Synonyms:
Coordinated Deployments:

Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) Data
from broadscale cruises NBP0103, NBP0104, NBP0202 and NBP0204

Instrument Notes:
Biospherical Instruments GUV-500 is a 5-channel reference radiometer which typically measures cosine-corrected down welling irradiance at 305, 320, 340, 380nm and PAR (400-700nm). Cosine irradiance (EsPAR) sensors collect light impinging on a Teflon-coated diffuser and the response is proportional to the cosine of the angle of incidence.

Biospherical Instruments QSR250 system measures a single channel of scalar irradiance (PAR) and is appropriate for applications independent of the directionality of the light field, such as measurements of the flux available for photosynthesis.
-- Biospherical Instruments

Data Notes:
1. The cosine PAR value for yrday_gmt 151 year 2001 is an estimate, based on a conversion from data recorded by the QSR240 scalar sensor package.
2. Latitude and longitude have been added to this data set by the Data Management Office. These positions are the noon (12:00 hour) positions reported in the ship's alongtrack data set.
3. Scalar PAR data was extracted from the ship's alongtrack meteorological data set. The sensor package was mounted on ship's science mast.

For additional information on methods see the on-line cruise reports, (Primary Production Sections) nbp0103, nbp0104 , nbp0202, and nbp0204.

Data contributed by:
Maria Vernet
Integrative Oceanographic Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0218

Phone: 1-858-534-5322

Last updated: December 09, 2005; gfh

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