Coral-based Proxy Records of Ocean Acidification: A Pilot Study at the Puerto Rico Test-bed Site

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Ocean Chemistry Division
Publication_Date: 20130124
Title:
Coral-based Proxy Records of Ocean Acidification: A Pilot Study at the Puerto Rico Test-bed Site
Description:
Abstract:
Coral cores collected nearby the Atlantic Ocean Acidification Test-bed (AOAT) at La Parguera, Puerto Rico were used to characterize the relationship between paleo-variations in coral growth and calcification and seawater pH via the boron isotope proxy. This study addressed impacts of ocean acidification in a geological context to quantify baseline variability in growth and pH and assess the historical response of coral ecosystems to increased atmospheric CO2 and enhance on-going AOAT observations.
Purpose:
Establishing historical baselines in coral growth, calcification, and seawater pH
Supplemental_Information:
Cores currently included in this data set include growth records ranging from 1748 to 2009. The individual growth records currently include cores EFR 1: 2009 – 1900 = 110, EBR 1: 2009 – 2001 = 9 yrs, EBR 2: 2009 – 2000 = 10 yrs, LPT A: 2004 - 1794 = 210 yrs, LPT C: 2004 - 1943 = 61 yrs, LPT E: 2004 - 1939 = 65 yrs, LPT G: 2004 - 1967 = 37 yrs, LPT I: 2004 - 1748 = 256 yrs, LPT H: 2004 - 1918 = 86 yrs, LPP A: 2004-1973 = 32 yrs, LPP B: 2004-1901 = 104 yrs, LPP C: 2004-1825 = 181 yrs, LPP D: 2004-1839 = 166 yrs, LPP I: 2004-1970 = 35 yrs.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1748
Ending_Date: 2009
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: as needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.07833
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.07833
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.94167
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.94167
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Growth > Calcification Rate
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral growth > Linear Extension Rate
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Paleoclimatology Analysis > Core
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Methodology > Paleoclimatology Analysis
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > pH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Calcification
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Density
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Linear extension rate
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Delta 11B
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Paleoclimatology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: La Parguera, Puerto Rico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
It is requested that use of this data include notification to the NOAA AOML/CIMAS author, Kevin Helmle at kevin.helmle@noaa.gov or kevinh@nova.edu.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The growth data was collected by methods described in Helmle, K. P., et al. (2011) Growth rates of Florida corals from 1937 to 1996 and their response to climate change. Nature Communications. 2:215 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1222
Completeness_Report:
The growth data was collected by methods described in Helmle, K. P., et al. (2011) Growth rates of Florida corals from 1937 to 1996 and their response to climate change. Nature Communications. 2:215 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1222
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The growth data was collected by methods described in Helmle, K. P., et al. (2011) Growth rates of Florida corals from 1937 to 1996 and their response to climate change. Nature Communications. 2:215 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1222
Process_Date: Not complete

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33149
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-361-4511
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kevin.helmle@noaa.gov or kevinh@nova.edu
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data are PRELIMINARY data and have not been screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary oceanographic data for scientific research on coral reefs ecosystems. Disclaimer - NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
Custom_Order_Process:
These data are preliminary and constitute part of an ongoing thesis research project. The data will be made available to interested collaborators or directly available upon completion of the thesis. Please contact Kevin Helmle at kevin.hemle@noaa.gov or kevinh@nova.edu if you have questions about the data and to obtain data file.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131021
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33149
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-361-4511
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/metadata_coral_records_v3.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6623

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