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Controls On Ross Sea Algal Community Structure (CORSACS)

Abstract: The data sets include measurements from two cruises from New Zealand to the Ross Sea, Antarctica aboard the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer on December 18, 2005 to January 25, 2006 (CORSACS I; NBP 06-01) and CORSACS II cruise from November 2006 to December 2006 (NBP 06-08). Hydrographic stations in the Ross Sea were completed on both cruises. Physical data (CTD) as well as chemical (i.e. nutrients, dissolved inorganic carbon, dissolved iron) biological (chlorophyll, HPLC pigments) and biochemical data (dimethylsulfide) have been uploaded.
Related URL
Description: Hydrographic data can be obtained at Prof. Dunbar's website at Stanford University
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.49   S: -78.65   E: -164.75   W: 164.99
  N: -75.99   S: -77.83   E: -178.61   W: 170.0
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GR DiTullio
Dataset Title: CORSACS
Dataset Release Place: BCO-DMO
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-12-18
Stop Date: 2006-01-25

Start Date: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-15
NISKIN BOTTLES Ancillary Description
Quality Hydrographic reports detailing the quality and precision of the data can be found at Prof. Robert Dunbar's website at:
Access Constraints Please contact the chief scientist ( for permission to use the data in any scientific publication.
Use Constraints Use of the data for scientific publications should be made with the PI's consent and with acknowledgment of the appropriate NSF grant.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
City: Woods Hole
Country: USA
Email: ditullioj at
Contact Address:
College of Charleston
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29424
Country: US
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-24