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NODC World Ocean Database 2001: Plankton Data
M.E.Conkright, J.I. Antonov, O. Baranova, T.P. Boyer, H.E. Garcia, R. Gelfeld, D. Johnson, R.A. Locarnini, P.P., T.D. O'Brien, I. Smolyar, C. Stephens, 2002: World Pcean Database 2001, Voulme 1: Introduction. Ed: Sydney Levitus, NOAA Atlas NESDIS 42, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washinton, D.C., 167 pp.

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This dataset contains plankton data of the World Ocean Database 2001 (WOD01). more

The World Ocean Database 2001 (WOD01) is an eight CD-ROM product containing over seven million oceanographic stations. Only one disk (WOD01 disk #1) contains plankton tows, which are co-located with two million other Ocean Station Data (OSD) profiles. These two million profiles are then divided into 648 separate "WMO" files, each one representing a single 10x10-degree latitude-longitude WMO grid box of the world. While this layout was necessary and efficient for the 6.9 million non-plankton records, it makes extracting and accessing the plankton data very difficult. Additionally, the World Ocean Atlas 2001 - Volume 5: Plankton contains maps of the distribution of World Ocean Database 2001 plankton taxonomic groups and one-degree latitude-longitude fields of mean zooplankton biomass. Maps for all-data annual and seasonal compositing periods are presented for bacterioplankton, phytoplankton, protist plankton, zooplankton, and plankton biomass. All-data annual maps are also presented for select taxonomic sub-groups within these major categories (e.g., diatoms, copepods, chaetognaths). One-degree latitude-longitude mean fields of annual zooplankton biomass and annual and seasonal zooplankton carbon mass are also provided. OBIS serves 1,281,125 of these plankton records.

Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, World, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), moredata managerdata provider

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
WOD01: World Ocean Database 2001
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Presence/Absence maps of phytoplankton in the Greater Baltic Sea

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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