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The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) was established to uncover mysteries of the deep by analyzing important hydrographic and biological parameters throughout the water column. Pursuing this goal has enabled BATS scientists—and oceanographers worldwide—to completely revise their perspective on the ocean's physical, chemical and biological processes. Sustained time-series data collection has challenged longstanding paradigms and has begun to uncover exciting new observations about the ocean.

BATS Data visualization

  1. Navigate to http://bats.bios.edu/


  2. In the left-hand menu, click on “Bottle Data
  3. Select the following:
    1. Type of Cruise: “Core
    2. Choose “Single Cruise Bottle Data
    3. Enter Cruise Number: “10209
    4. In the Discrete Data section, check all of the following: 
      1. Sample Identification Number
      2. Deployed:  “Year Month Day
      3. Depth,” “Nitrate+Nitrite,” “Phosphate
    5. Output Format:  “CSV
    6. Click “Get Bottle Data
  4. A table called “Details of Extracted Bottle Data” will come up


  5.  At the bottom of the page, click on “Click Here To View Data


  6. Open a new document in your text editor (Notepad, WordPad, TextEdit; usually in your utilities or accessories folder)
  7. Paste the data into the new document (CTRL+V). 
  8. Save the file on the desktop or in an easy-to-find folder



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Last updated: Feb. 11, 2011