Discrete water column sample data from predefined locations (stations) of the West Florida Shelf collected in July and August, 2013

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is studying the effects of climate change on ocean acidification within the Gulf of Mexico; dealing specifically with the effect of ocean acidification on marine organisms and habitats. To investigate this, the USGS participated in cruises on the West Florida Shelf and northern Gulf of Mexico regions aboard the research vessel (R/V) Weatherbird II or Bellows, ships of opportunity led by Dr. Kendra Daly, of the University of South Florida (USF) in July and August, 2013. Cruises left from and returned to Saint Petersburg, Florida, but followed different routes. The USGS collected geochemical data pertaining to pH, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), total carbon dioxide (TCO2), and total alkalinity (TA) in discrete samples at various depths from predetermined stations. Discrete surface samples were also taken, while in transit, during both cruises.

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Metadata Date January 1, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 16, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 1, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 16, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: The USGS and USF request to be acknowledged as originators of the data in future products or derivative research., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -83.01826
Bbox North Lat 30.05589
Bbox South Lat 27.04848
Bbox West Long -88.40584
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence This digital publication was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution imply any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013-07-08
Temporal Extent End 2013-08-11

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