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Physical and biogeochemical data from a Seaglider on an Eastwesterly transect across the shelfbreak on the Northwest Iberian margin from June - August 2010

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Physical and biogeochemical data from a Seaglider on an Eastwesterly transect across the shelfbreak on the Northwest Iberian margin from June - August 2010.

Author(s) Rollo C. (1); Heywood K.J. (1); Hall R.A. (1); Kaiser J. (1)

(1) University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences

Subject oceans
Abstract

Data from one ocean glider deployment over the Northwest Iberian margin. Measurements include temperature, salinity, density, chlorophyll a, fluorescence, dissolved oxygen concentration and dive average currents. The data were collected during summer 2010 offshore of Vigo, Spain. The glider completed over 1000 dives to 1000 m depth over the slope and 200 m depth over the shelf. The dataset was processed using the University of East Anglia (UEA) Seaglider toolbox, with comparison to co-located CTD casts and Winkler bottle samples by the RV Mytilus for sensor calibration. The goal of the dataset was to monitor changes to water properties and biogeochemical variables during cycles of upwelling. During the 2 month deployment, 2 periods of upwelling were observed. As one of UEA's first glider deployments, one aim of the study was to test whether a glider could collect biogeochemical data of similar quality to a ship survey across the shelf break. The dataset was collected by investigators of the University of East Anglia and represent a complete time series from the glider deployment. Data are in a NetCDF format file generated by matlab with time in fractional days since January 0, 0000 in the proleptic ISO calendar.

Contributor(s) Barton E.D. (2); Brown C.W. (3); Lee G.A. (1)

(2) University of Liverpool Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences; (3) NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research; (1) University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences

Temporal coverage 01 June 2010 - 08 August 2010
Spatial coverage Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
File format Delimited, Documents, 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, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK
Publication date 03 January 2020
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/9b3b453b-2afb-0abd-e053-6c86abc0a59c
Short DOI doi:10/dhr6
Citation text Rollo C.; Heywood K.J.; Hall R.A.; Kaiser J.(2020). Physical and biogeochemical data from a Seaglider on an Eastwesterly transect across the shelfbreak on the Northwest Iberian margin from June - August 2010. British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK. doi:10.5285/9b3b453b-2afb-0abd-e053-6c86abc0a59c