|Saito, Mak A.||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)||Principal Investigator, Contact|
|Santoro, Alyson E.||University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB-LifeSci)||Co-Principal Investigator|
|Ake, Hannah||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)||BCO-DMO Data Manager|
These CTD data were originally served by R2R and can be accessed here: doi.org/10.7284/121562
CTD data collected during research cruise FK160115 using a Sea-Bird SBE-911+ instrument system onboard the platform RV Falkor.
Location: Tropical/equatorial Pacific along 150 deg W; Honolulu, Hawai’i to Pape'ete, French Polynesia
Underway CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) data collected during research cruise FK160115 using a Sea-Bird SBE-911+ instrument system onboard the platform RV Falkor.
BCO-DMO Data Processing Notes:
- Data a served as they appear in the R2R catalog.
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SeaBird SBE19 CTD
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Used for water sampling
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Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) sensor package from SeaBird Electronics, no specific unit identified. This instrument designation is used when specific make and model are not known. See also other SeaBird instruments listed under CTD. More information from Sea-Bird Electronics.
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Project: Using Proteomics to Understand Oxygen Minimum Zones (ProteOMZ) More information is available from the ship operator at https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/investigating-life-without-oxygen-in-the... Additional cruis information is available from the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R): https://www.rvdata.us/search/cruise/FK160115
From Schmidt Ocean Institute's ProteOMZ Project page:
Rising temperatures, ocean acidification, and overfishing have now gained widespread notoriety as human-caused phenomena that are changing our seas. In recent years, scientists have increasingly recognized that there is yet another ingredient in that deleterious mix: a process called deoxygenation that results in less oxygen available in our seas.
Large-scale ocean circulation naturally results in low-oxygen areas of the ocean called oxygen deficient zones (ODZs). The cycling of carbon and nutrients – the foundation of marine life, called biogeochemistry – is fundamentally different in ODZs than in oxygen-rich areas. Because researchers think deoxygenation will greatly expand the total area of ODZs over the next 100 years, studying how these areas function now is important in predicting and understanding the oceans of the future. This first expedition of 2016 led by Dr. Mak Saito from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) along with scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of California Santa Cruz, and University of Washington aimed to do just that, investigate ODZs.
During the 28 day voyage named “ProteOMZ,” researchers aboard R/V Falkor traveled from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tahiti to describe the biogeochemical processes that occur within this particular swath of the ocean’s ODZs. By doing so, they contributed to our greater understanding of ODZs, gathered a database of baseline measurements to which future measurements can be compared, and established a new methodology that could be used in future research on these expanding ODZs.
|Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Marine Microbiology Initiative (MMI)|
|Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Sloan)|
|Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI)|