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Chlorophyll-a and phaeopigment-a from RRS Discovery Southern Ocean cruise DY098 to the Scotia Sea and South Sandwich Islands, during austral spring 2019
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01501

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Abstract:
This dataset comprises chlorophyll-a and phaeopigment-a concentrations (mg l-1) obtained from seawater samples collected during cruise DY098 on the RRS Discovery during the period 2019-01-02 to 2019-02-10. The cruise was part of the POETS-WCB and SCOOBIES time-series with an additional survey undertaken around the South Sandwich Islands (SSI). The data contained within this dataset were predominantly collected during the SSI component of the cruise. Samples were collected at up to 6 depths across the top 400 m (approx. 5 m, 50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m and the chlorophyll maximum). Samples were collected and filtered on board and analysed at the British Antarctic Survey laboratory.

This work was funded through NERC National Capability Science funding (NC-SS) for the Polar Ocean Ecosystem Time Series (POETS) and FCO grant NEB1686.

Keywords:
Scotia Sea, South Sandwich Islands, Southern Ocean, chlorophyll-a, phaeopigment-a

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