Dataset: opc_ccs_alt
Deployment: NH0005

Display of OPC data with size classes in rows, not separate columns.
Principal Investigator: 
Meng Zhou (University of Massachusetts Boston, UMB-SMS)
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: 
Final no updates expected
16 Oct 2012
Version Date: 

This dataset includes ALL the biomass values, zero and non-zero. OPC size classes are diplayed in the 'size_class' column, rather than in separate columns, with biomass for each class in the 'biomass' column. For the original presentation of the data, see opc_ccs_orig. For a version of the data with only non-zero data, see opc_ccs_nonzero. In the 'nonzero' dataset, values of 0 in the biomass column have been removed. 

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).

Rodriguez, J. and M. M. Mullin. 1986. Relation between biomass and body weight of plankton in a steady state oceanic ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr., 31, 361-370.
Zhou, M. and M. E. Huntley. 1997. Population dynamics theory of plankton based on biomass spectra. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 157, 61-73.
Zhou, M. and K. S. Tande. 2002. Optical Plankton Counter workshop report. International Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Report, No. 17, 67 pp.

For more Information about these data contact Dr. Zhou.

Last modified: June 29, 2006

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