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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nodc:0177879
Metadata Date Stamp: 2018-11
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: custodian
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Title: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879)
Abstract: This archive package contains calcification data from coral cores extracted from Flower Gardens East Bank Reef as part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s (CRCP’s) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Corals annually form bands within their skeletons that manifest as high-density lines perpendicular to their growth axes. By precisely measuring the spacing and density of these bands, scientists can obtain a record of linear extension and skeletal density, respectively. Linear extension and skeletal density are, in turn, used to calculate annual calcification. Cores are collected by diver, underwater, using a pneumatic drill rig. Once removed, the small (~5 cm diameter) lesions are plugged with epoxy, and the resulting cores are analyzed using computed tomography (CT). Coral core data included herein were collected at long-term monitoring sites by the Acidification Calcification and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team (ACCRETE), based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Oceans and Estuaries, Biology and Ecology
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West Bounding Longitude: -93.5992
South Bounding Latitude: 27.9074
East Bounding Longitude: -93.5992
North Bounding Latitude: 27.9074
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Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
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Contact Position: Information Services
Address: Federal Building 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Email: NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Contact Website: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/
Telephone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3300
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