Dataset: VPR_ashjian_alt_SO
Deployment: NBP0202

Display of Video Plankton Recorder data where taxa are not diplayed in separate columns
Principal Investigator: 
Carin J. Ashjian (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress
31 July 2012
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This dataset includes ALL the abundance values, zero and non-zero. Taxonomic groups are diplayed in the 'taxon' column, rather than in separate columns, with abundances in the 'abund_L' column. For the original presentation of the data, see VPR_ashjian_orig_SO.

Video Plankton Recorder Data


These data are from images of plankton and particles collected using the Video Plankton Recorder (VPR), a camera system mounted on the BIO -Optical Multi-frequency Acoustical and Physical Environmental Recorder (BIOMAPER II)1 data acquisition system.

BIOMAPERII is a towed package consisting of a number of independent observational components: a multi-frequency sonar (Acoustics) system, a video plankton recorder (VPR) system, and an environmental sensor system (ESS). 

Companion object:  biomaperII.
¹Wiebe, P.H., et al., 2002, BIOMAPER-II: An Integrated Instrument Platform for Coupled Biological and Physical Measurements in Coastal and Oceanic Regimes. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 27(3):700-716.

Detailed discussion of the data and sampling methods used here can be found in C.J. Ashjian et al., 2008. Distribution of larval krill and zooplankton in association with hydrography in Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, in austral fall and winter 2001 described using the Video Plankton Recorder. Deep- Sea Research II 55/3-4(2008), pp. 455-471.

Any questions, contact:
Carin Ashjian, Associate Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
voice: (508) 289-3457
fax: (508) 457-2169

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