Ocean Margin Exchange Experiment phase I (OMEX I) CDROM
1. NIOO benthic macrofauna data
The following comment from the data originator should be added to the Benthic Macrofauna data documentation.
The macrofauna data are given for individual boxcore samples for the October 1993 Pelagia cruise and the May/June 1994 RRS Charles Darwin cruise, whereas the data from the August/September 1995 Pelagia cruise are averages. These are means of three boxcore samples at the stations A, B, II, F, III and E, and means of two at the stations I, P1, P2, P3, P4 and A2, A3, A4. Just calculating means for the three years given in the data set would result in incorrect values. The 1995 data should be multiplied by two or three depending on the station.
2. BODC parameter dictionary — CINGWLP1
The parameter code CINGWLP1 in the BODC parameter dictionary included on the CDROM has been labelled 'Particulate organic carbon' instead of 'Particulate inorganic carbon'. The field is located in the field CSGFUL of table ZUSG and is present in all three version copies of the Microsoft Access database and in the zusg.csv file in the ASCII kit-form database. As the BODC Database Explorer software uses the dictionary the error may also be encountered during parameter selection with this program.
3. Station time and position corrections
The following errors have been uncovered in the OMEX I database by the US National Oceanographic Data Center quality control software.
Table EVENT (and kit-form database file EVENT.CSV)
- Cruise An Cappall Ban CAPB1
The latitude of BODC event 206116 (OID CTD9) should be 54.59617, not 54.89617.
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM1
One hour should be added to all times for BODC event 211164 (OID 0057). This also affects fields TBEGNC and TENDC in table CTDINDX (kit-form database file CTDINDX.CSV).
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM2
23 hours should be added to all times for BODC events 211286 (OID 0197) and 211320 (OID 0214). This also affects fields TBEGNC and TENDC in table CTDINDX (kit-form database file CTDINDX.CSV).
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM3
The time for event 211400 (OID 0432) should be 13:30 and the time for event 211518 (OID 0431) should be 13:00 . In other words the times for these two events should be exchanged. This also affects fields TBEGNC and TENDC in table CTDINDX (kit-form database file CTDINDX.CSV).
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM4
The longitude for BODC event 211522 (OID 0675) should be 17.1333, not 18.1333.
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM6
The longitude for BODC event 211842 (OID 0954) should be 17.1333, not 18.1333.
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM7
The date for BODC event 211984 (OID 1213) should be 10/09/1994 , not 09/09/1994.
The longitude for BODC event 211976 (OID 1209) should be 16.7833, not 17.7833.
- Cruise Jan Mayen JM8
The longitude for BODC event 239998 (OID 1319) should be 15.76667, not 16.76667.
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