Marine particle size distribution data obtained with an Underwater Vision Profiler 6 mounted on BGC Argo float WMO6903096


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 6903096. The float was deployed in off Angola on the 5th May 2021 at 10.99 degree South, 12.73 degree East. Parking depth was alternated between 250, 500 and 1000 m m and profiling depth alternated between 1000 and 2000 m depth, whenever possible. Profiling frequency was every three days. The float was deliberately picked up on the 26 April 2023 at 11.14 degrees South and 11.22 degrees East.

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; Speich, Sabrina ORCID logo; Klein, Birgit; 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 2034261 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.812W, -13.867S, 13.072E, -10.962N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-05-04T21:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-04-25T23:44:00Z