Dataset: CTD Individual Profiles
Deployment: HG93_CARIACO

CARIACO time series individual CTD profiles
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Lead Principal Investigator: 
Dr Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida, USF)
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida, USF)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Yrene Astor (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson (University of South Carolina)
Kristen Buck (University of South Florida, USF)
Kent Fanning (University of South Florida, USF)
Dr Mary I. Scranton (Stony Brook University - MSRC, SUNY-SB MSRC)
Gordon T. Taylor (Stony Brook University - MSRC, SUNY-SB MSRC)
Dr Robert C. Thunell (University of South Carolina)
Ramon Varela (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Scientist: 
Juan Capelo (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Javier Gutierrez (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Laurencia Guzman (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Laura Lorenzoni (University of South Florida, USF)
Enrique Montes (University of South Florida, USF)
Jaimie Rojas (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Anadiuska Rondon (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Digna Rueda-Roa (University of South Florida, USF)
Student: 
Anadiuska Rondon (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Contact: 
Laura Lorenzoni (University of South Florida, USF)
Digna Rueda-Roa (University of South Florida, USF)
Technician: 
Glenda Arias (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Jonnathan Garcia (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Javier Gutierrez (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Jesus Narvaez (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Patricia Ojeda (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Anadiuska Rondon (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Alberto Rosales (Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas de Margarita, EDIMAR-FLASA)
Eric Tappa (University of South Carolina)
Data Manager: 
Laura Lorenzoni (University of South Florida, USF)
Digna Rueda-Roa (University of South Florida, USF)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Mathew Biddle (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Project: 
Version: 
Deployment Synonyms:
 CARIACO,  CAR,  93HG
Description

The CARIACO Ocean Time-Series Program (formerly known as CArbon Retention In A Colored Ocean) started on November 1995 (CAR-001) and ended on January 2017 (CAR-232). Monthly cruises were conducted to the CARIACO station (10.50° N, 64.67° W) onboard the R/V Hermano Ginés of the Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales de Venezuela. During each cruise, a minimum of four hydrocasts were performed to collect a suite of core monthly observations. We conducted separate shallow and deep casts to obtain a better vertical resolution of in-situ Niskin-bottles samples for chemical observations, and for productivity, phytoplankton, and pigment observations. 

This collection of data comprises all the Individual CTD profiles from the Cariaco basin taken as part of the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series Program from November 1995 to January 2017.  These include all the CTD profiles taken during the monthly hydrographic cruises at the CARIACO station (10.50° N, 64.67° W), as well as other CTD profiles from extra legs of the monthly cruises, and few spatial cruises collected in and around the Cariaco basin. CTD’s Salinity and Oxygen where calibrated with in-situ measurements (see Acquisition Description). This dataset is complimentary to the monthly “CTD Composite Profiles” (https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3092), and many fields are very similar to that data-base. The difference with that dataset, is that here we present all the CTD casts for each cruise, the CTD profiles are single (not composite), and the salinity and oxygen profiles were calibrated with in-situ measurements, but fluorescence was no calibrated.

More information can be found in the following web pages:
Web page of the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series Program: http://imars.usf.edu/cariaco
General description: http://www.imars.usf.edu/cariaco
Methodology: http://imars.usf.edu/publications/methods-cariaco
List of publications: http://imars.usf.edu/view/biblio/803738/year

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