Champion Island, Galapagos Stable Oxygen Calibration Data

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Title: Champion Island, Galapagos Stable Oxygen Calibration Data
Abstract:
Galapagos Coral Stable Oxygen Calibration Data. Sites: Bartolome Island: 0 deg, 17 min S, 90 deg 33 min W. Champion Island: 1 deg, 15 min S, 90 deg, 05 min W. Urvina Bay (Isabela Island): 0 deg, 23 min S, 91 deg, 14 min W. Water depth: Bartolome - 3m; Champion - 10m; Urvina- 3m. Species: Bartolome - bart1, bart2, Pavona clavus; bart3, Pavona gigantea; bart4, Porites lobata. Champion - champ1, Pavona gigantea. Urvina Bay - ur1, ur2, ur3, Pavona clavus. Study conducted at three sites in Archipelago: del18Ocoral refers to del18O (PDB) of coral skeleton. del18O h2O refers to del18O (SMOW) seawater. sst refers to monthly sea surface temperatures averaged from hourly instrumental data from each site. salinity values represent monthly means averaged from hourly instrumental data from each site.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Wellington, G.M., Dunbar, D.B., and Merlen, G., 199508, Champion Island, Galapagos Stable Oxygen Calibration Data: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series 1996-024, World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder, Boulder.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.01
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.01
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -1.25
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -1.25

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    Ending_Date: unknown
    Currentness_Reference: Publication Date

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    coral variable
    coral variable (Source: coral variable)

    SST
    Sea Surface Temperature (Source: unknown)

    Range of values
    Minimum:unknown
    Maximum:unknown
    Units:degree C
    Resolution:0.1

    sal
    salinity (Source: unknown)

    Range of values
    Minimum:unknown
    Maximum:unknown
    Units:per thousand
    Resolution:0.1

    del18O
    delta 18O (per mil) relative to PDB (Source: Craig, H., 1957. Isotopic standards for mass spectrometric analysis of carbon dioxide. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 12:113-140)

    Range of values
    Minimum:unknown
    Maximum:unknown
    Units:per mil
    Resolution:0.01

    del18O-smow
    delta 18O (per mil) relative to SMOW (Source: Gonfiantini, R., 1978. Standards for stable isotope measurements in natural compounds, Nature, 271:534-536.)

    Range of values
    Minimum:unknown
    Maximum:unknown
    Units:per mil
    Resolution:0.01


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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Wellington, G.M., D.B. Dunbar and G. Merlen (1996) Calibration of stable oxygen isotope signatures in Galapagos corals. Paleoceanography 11: 467-480.

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Paleoclimatic Research


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    NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
    Data Manager
    325 Broadway, Code E/CC23
    Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328
    U.S.A.

    (303) 497-6280 (voice)
    (303) 497-6513 (FAX)
    paleo@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 9-5 MST Monday-Friday
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    Other Documents

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    Disclaimer- While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Dates:
Last modified: 31-Mar-2011
Last Reviewed: 31-Mar-2011
Metadata author:
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
Data Manager
325 Broadway, Code E/CC23
Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328
U.S.A.

(303) 497-6280 (voice)
(303) 497-6513 (FAX)
paleo@noaa.gov

Hours_of_Service: 9-5 MST Monday-Friday
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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