Primary Productivity Measurements on NOAA's
Long Line Cruises
During 1992 to 1996 we particpated in NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program
(C&GC) under the Ocean-Atmosphere
Carbon Exchange Study (OACES). Our goals were to take measurements of primary
and new production observations relevant to climate and global change over large portions
of the global ocean in an attempt to quantify the effects of the biological system on the
carbon and nitrogen cycle. In addition to taking productivity measurements we also
collected nitrate concentration, phytoplankton biomass and production, and
downwelling irradiance data.
The map above displays the regions we have explored. You may click on the cruise
track or one of the buttons below to access the project web page, where you will find an
introduction, method and materials, results and data sections.
Productivity data are available for the following cruises:
N92S, N92F, N93S, N94S, N95F,
If you have comments regarding the Biological Ocean Group's web pages you are welcome
to contact us through our group's webmaster, reiko at mbari.org.
Last Updated: 09 November, 2004