Dataset: opc_ccs_nonzero
Deployment: R0208

OPC data where biomass values of 0 have been removed from display
Principal Investigator: 
Meng Zhou (University of Massachusetts Boston, UMB-EEOS)
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
17 Oct 2012
Version Date: 

This dataset was derived from the opc_ccs_orig dataset. In the 'nonzero' dataset, values of 0 in the biomass column have been removed in order to allow the dataset to be mapped. See opc_ccs_orig or opc_ccs_alt for all data, including zeros.

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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