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FIMR Algaline flow-through dataset 2000-2014

Title

Algaline flow-through data set on phytoplankton and related parameters collected unattended onboard merchant ships by the FIMR (2000-2014).

Author(s) Groetsch P. (1); Simis S. (2)

(1) Water Insight; (2) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

This dataset contains along-track chlorophyll-a fluorescence observations calibrated to pigment concentrations. Measurements were made at approximately 5 m depth from ships-of-opportunity along the Helsinki (Finland) to Travemunde (Germany) transect in the Baltic Sea between 2000 and 2014. The in-situ data were collected until 2009 by the Finnish Institute of Marine Research and by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) from 2009 onwards within the Algaline network of Baltic Sea ferryboxes. The dataset was compiled for phytoplankton phenology analysis of the Baltic Sea which requires a high standard of quality control and harmonization. The re-analysis of the data was performed by Philipp Groetsch (VU Amsterdam) and Stefan Simis (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) following methods described in detail in Groetsch, P. M. M., Simis, S. G. H., Eleveld, M. A., and Peters, S. W. M.: Spring Blooms in the Baltic Sea have weakened but lengthened from 2000 to 2014, Biogeosciences, doi:10.5194/bg-2015-636, 2016.

Temporal coverage 20 February 2000 - 31 December 2014
Spatial coverage Baltic Sea
File format Network Common Data Form
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 01 September 2016
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/3ad2bd93-05a2-2f5b-e053-6c86abc01a3a
Short DOI doi:10/bp7z
Citation text Groetsch P.; Simis S. (2016). Algaline flow-through data set on phytoplankton and related parameters collected unattended onboard merchant ships by the FIMR (2000-2014). British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/bp7z.

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