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ACCACIA hydrographic, biogeochemical and meteorological data from cruises in the Arctic Ocean (March and July 2013) as part of the Arctic Research Programme

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom March 2013 to August 2013
Geographical area

Arctic Ocean


Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the atmosphere; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Other meteorological measurements; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Density of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Metadata parameters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of organic matter in the atmosphere; Horizontal platform movement; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies


Anemometers; meteorological packages; fluorometers; thermosalinographs; continuous water samplers; gas chromatographs; Global Navigation Satellite System receivers; CTD; discrete water samplers; water temperature sensor


This dataset consists of a hydrographic, biogeochemical and meteorological data. Hydrographic profiles, underway measurements and point sources provided information on the water column structure including temperature, salinity and fluorescence. The biogeochemical water sampling programme provided details on nutrients. Meteorological parameters were measured across the study area. Data collection was undertaken in the Arctic Sea. The data were collected during the period 15 - 31 March 2013 during RV Lance ACCACIA cruise and from 13 July - 16 August 2013 during RRS James Clark Ross JR20130713 (JR288) cruise. Measurements were taken using a variety of instrumentation, including conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profilers with attached auxiliary sensors, water bottle samplers, fluorometers, grabs and ship flow-through and meteorological packages. The data have been collected as part of the United Kingdom (UK) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Arctic Research Programme (ACCACIA project) to provide information on how aerosol concentration levels change with the seasons and the extent of sea-ice cover. This will help improve modelling of the global climate system and predictions for future climatic change, as well as immediate weather forecasts for mid-to-high latitude locations. Both cruises were undertaken by the University of York- Department Of Chemistry in collaboration with the University of Manchester, University of Leeds, University of Oxford, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Essex, Bangor University and British Antarctic Survey. The Principal Scientist during the first research cruise was James Lee (University of York) and on the second cruise Lucy Carpenter and Rosie Chance, also from the University of York. The Principal Investigator for this project is Ian Brooks (University of Leeds). CTD data, temperature logger data, nutrient data, ship underway monitoring system data and trace gases concentrations in the water and air are held at the British Oceanographic Data Centre. Other data have not yet been supplied or have been supplied to the British Atmospheric Data Centre.

OriginatorsUniversity of York, Department of Chemistry
University of York, Environment Department
Data web site
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)782 512 0946
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048ACCACIA
Global identifier6554
Last revised2017-03-30