Marine particle size distribution data obtained with an Underwater Vision Profiler 6 mounted on BGC Argo float WMO6904139


Here we provide particle size and biovolume distribution data from an Underwater Vision Profiler 6, mounted on a BGC Argo Float with the WMO number 6904139. The float was deployed at the Atlantic Equator on the 14 July 2021 at 0.01 degree South, 23.04 degree West. Parking depth was set at 1000 m and profiling depth to 2000 m. Profiling frequency was every three days. The float moved east and stayed always very close to the equator until it was deliberately picked up on the 23 March 2022 at 0.03 degrees North and 7.39 degrees West.

The provided data file contains data from the ascend profile and the time the float remained at parking depth. Information of the data type is given in the Profile column, e.g. 0001a_WMO indicates that the corresponding data row was obtained while the float was ascending, whereas 0001p_WMO indicates that the corresponding data row was obtained while the float was at parking depth.

Metadata Access
Creator Kiko, Rainer ORCID logo; Stemmann, Lars ORCID logo; Leymarie, Edouard; Poiteau, Antoine; Claustre, Herv; Catallano, Camille; Picheral, Marc ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Agence Nationale de la Recherche Crossref Funder ID ANR-19-MPGA-0012 Make Our Planet Great Again grant; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn Crossref Funder ID KI1387/5-1 Imaging Marine Life in an Ocean of Change; Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 817578 Tropical and South Atlantic climate-based marine ecosystem predictions for sustainable management
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1544207 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-22.990W, -0.604S, -7.386E, 0.579N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-07-14T07:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-03-23T07:47:00Z