JGOFS International Collection, Volume 1: Discrete Data Sets (1989-2000)

JGOFS International Collection Volume 1: Discrete Datasets (1989-2000) DVD
JGOFS International Collection Volume 1: Discrete Datasets (1989-2000) DVD ©

Volume 1: Discrete Datasets (1989-2000) DVD

The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) was an international and multi-disciplinary project with participants from more than 20 countries. Its aim was to understand the processes controlling the cycling of carbon in the oceans, its exchange with the atmosphere and sea floor, and the sensitivity of these processes to climate changes.

JGOFS was launched in 1987 under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). Two years later it became a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The JGOFS project ran until December 2003.

This DVD is an assembly of existing data sets produced by member countries taking part in JGOFS. The data sets contain a wide range of measurements including physical, biological and chemical parameters.

BODC's contribution

BODC provided data management support for all of the studies making up the UK contribution to JGOFS. The data sets listed below were provided by BODC for inclusion on this DVD. These data sets are part of our databank and are available on request. Contact the BODC Enquiries Officer for more information. Some of the data sets have been published on CDROM and are available from BODC. Visit our products pages for more information.

  • Biogeochemical Flux Study (BOFS) — eleven North Atlantic cruises between 1989 and 1991
  • Sterna92 cruises — two cruises in the Southern Oceans carried out in 1992
    These data were collected as part of the BOFS project.
  • Arabian Sea biogeochemical cruises (ARABESQUE) — data from two Arabian Sea cruises carried out in 1994

DVD availability

For information on how to get a copy of the DVD contact the World Data Center for Oceanography, Silver Spring.