Oceanographic Data collected during the Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Program: Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown between August 19, 2009 - September 12, 2009 (NODC Accession 0081782)

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Title:
Oceanographic Data collected during the Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Program: Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown between August 19, 2009 - September 12, 2009 (NODC Accession 0081782)
Abstract:
This cruise used the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason II to: explore 4-6 new sites for the occurrence of deep water coral reefs; made collections of Lophelia and other corals for genetic and physiological studies, made collections of communities associated with Lophelia and other corals for ecological studies; collected quantitative digital imagery for characterization of sites and coral communities; collect spatially explicit physical near bottom oceanographic data; deploy cameras and microbial arrays; reposition larval traps and current meters; collected push cores; and conducted a series of linked archeological/ biological investigations on deep water shipwrecks.
Supplemental_Information:
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Lophelia II 2009 Exploration produced the following data: Multibeam Bathymetric Data, Ship Navigation Data (Gyro and GPS), Ship Sensor Data (CTD, Wind, Barometer, Fluorometer, Rain, Winch, Speed), and Submersible Sensor Data (ADCP and CTD).

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), 20121206, Oceanographic Data collected during the Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Program: Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown between August 19, 2009 - September 12, 2009 (NODC Accession 0081782): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.59875
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.80128
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.2623
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.24765

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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 19-Aug-2009
    Ending_Date: 12-Sep-2009
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

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Dates:
Last modified: 21-May-2014
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
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1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA

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301-713-3302 (FAX)
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