Hydrographic Cruise: 316N138_5

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Data History

  • Data units confirmed J. C. Jennings-Jr.

    Date: 2004-11-29
    Data Type: NUTs
    Action: Data Update
    I dug out the original P6 data and can verify that the data on the WHPO website ARE in the stated units of micromoles per kilogram.
    I pulled one station from each leg at random and in all cases, the phosphate, silicate, and nitrate concentations given in the WHPO site are approximately 97.56% of our original data. This is consistent with the conversion from micromoles per liter to micromoles per kilogram.
  • Michio Aoyama

    Date: 2004-09-11
    Data Type: NUTs
    Action: Data Question: What are units?
    I am a PI of nutrients analysis on R/V Mirai BEAGLE cruise in 2003-2004 which revisited P06, A10, I03 and I04.  I saw the temporal variation of nutrients on these regions, then I found a large decrease of nutrients concentration in the Pacific sector. It reminds me of a part of the cruise report as shown below. 
    I wonder that the concentration is stated in the unit of micro mol per kilogram in the data file.  However, the data originator may have submitted in micro mol per liter and nobody converted them to micro mol per kilogram. If so, the big difference I found becomes relatively reasonable because P06 data becomes ca. 1/1.026. 
    Can you be track the nutrients data from the beginning? Do you have the paper version of data of P06? Or, would you let me know contact address of  Dr. Joe Jennings who was a PI of nutrients data on P06?
  • Data Online Dave Muus

    Date: 2003-02-19
    Data Type: DELC13
    Action: Website Updated:
    Notes on P06C         Feb. 19, 2003      D. Muus
    1. Merged DELC13 from:                                                
       into current web bottle data file 20020516WHPOSIODM
    2. Original DELC13 data file (whpo.p6c.txt) had following inconsistent 
       data entries:
       Lab    WHPID    Sta    Ca    Niskin    del-c13 flag
       1       P06C    140     1       20      0.255   9
       1       P06C    140     1       34      1.201   9
       1       P06C    133     1       30      -9      3
       The Station 140 values look good so changed flag from 9 to 3.
       Changed flag for 133/1/30 from 3 to 9.
    3. Made new exchange file for Bottle data.
    4. Checked new bottle file with Java Ocean Atlas.
  • Data Online Dave Muus

    Date: 2002-05-20
    Data Type: NO2/He/Tr
    Action: Website Updated:
    Notes on P06W merging     May 18, 2002    D. Muus
    1. Merged Tritium from: 
    into current web bottle file (20010924WHPOSIODM).
    Following two tritium samples do not have matching bottle data:
    %Sta Ca Btl Dup Pres Temp   Salinity SigmaTheta Tritium SigTrit Lat   Long  Flag
    196  1  36  0    27 18.8738 35.7197 25.6060    0.7516  0.0049 -30.08 174.00  2
    224  1   1  1  1626 2.7037  34.6193 27.6179   -0.0002  0.0022 -30.08 160.00  2
    2. QUALT2 same as QUALT1 for all merged values. 
    3. Changed NO2 value per Joe Jennings Nov 1, 2001, message to Lou Gordon with Arnold Mantyla (DQE) comments.
    Sta 193 Ca 1 Sample 1 (4310.1db) NO2 value 0.00 vs. 0.32. QCs remain 2.
    4. Per Lynne Talley message of May 9, 2002, Subj: p6 helium.
    HELIUM changed from 0.0000 to   -9.0000,  
    DELHE3 changed from 0.00   to -999.00,    
    DELHER changed from  .15   to   -9.00 and 
    quality flags changed from 2 to 9 on following samples:
    Sta Ca Samples
    209  1 8
    227  1 22
    234  1 35
    237  1 29 & 16 
    240  1 23
    5. Made new exchange file for Bottle data.
    6. Checked new bottle file with Java Ocean Atlas.
  • Some wrong values online William Jenkins

    Date: 2002-05-09
    Data Type: He/Tr
    Action: Update Needed:
    I'm looking at the data that is on the WHPO web site (at least a version of it that was on there earlier this year, please let me know if this is ok). I'm finding that there seems to be data in the file that actually shouldn't be there. I believe these were failed analyses that somehow got included in my data submission, whenever that was. For that, I apologize!
    Fortunately, these spurious data points have a clear signature: they have a zero (and hence unphysical) helium concentration value. Thus any delhe3 would naturally be undefined anyway. You can eliminate these points by selecting only those delhe3 values that have non-zero helium.
    Unfortunately, there is a bunch of them (45 to be exact). Below is a list of the spurious points :
       35 1  27 307.5 0 0 -999
       45 1  27 258.7 0 0 -999
       45 1 16 1112.4 0 0 -999
       49 1 28 254.1 0 0 -999
       53 1 20 800.4 0 0 -999
       59 1 21 652.8 0 0 -999
       85 1 18 1063.9 0 0 -999
       97 1 19 1614.6 0 0 -999
     103 1 36 18.7 0 0 -999
     109 1 4 1515.1 0 0 -999
     109 1 3 1713.2 0 0 -999
     109 1 2 1904.2 0 0 -999
     115 1 36 23.6 0 0 -999
     115 1 25 712.9 0 0 -999
     115 1 24 812.1 0 0 -999
     115 1 20 1217 0 0 -999
     115 1 17 1615.6 0 0 -999
     120 1 21 1192.7 0 0 -999
     120 1 19 1581.2 0 0 -999
     134 1 34 112.3 0 0 -999
     134 1 31 262.6 0 0 7.664
     139 1 30 318.1 0 0 -999
     139 1 22 1216 0 0 -999
     150 1 31 318.5 0 0 -999
     150 1 21 1416.6 0 0 -999
     172 1 36 21.4 0 0 -999
     172 1 34 109 0 0 -999
     172 1 32 305.2 0 0 -999
     176 1 23 1514.6 0 0 -999
     186 1 36 19.1 0 0 -999
     186 1 35 59.3 0 0 -999
     186 1 34 109.7 0 0 -999
     186 1 32 207.4 0 0 -999
     186 1 31 302.4 0 0 -999
     186 1 30 400.1 0 0 -999
     186 1 29 501 0 0 -999
     186 1 28 601.9 0 0 -999
     186 1 27 702.6 0 0 -999
     186 1 19 1506 0 0 -999
     209 1 8 297.5 0 0 -999
     227 1 22 794.6 0 0 -999
     234 1 35 27.9 0 0 -999
     237 1 29 502.1 0 0 -999
     237 1 16 1803.4 0 0 -999
     240 1 23 783.2 0 0 -99
  • See Note: J. C. Jennings-Jr.

    Date: 2001-11-01
    Data Type: NITRIT
    Action: Update Needed
    I pulled the stripcharts for the P6 stations that Lynne had questions about.  We did, indeed, have some problems with wandering baselines at a few stations and what appears to be a consistent leaking bottle at several others. The apparently leaking Niskin #24 was located at a depth at which there was a strong gradient in the other nutrients, so the leak is not readily apparent except as a persistent small nitrite peak at ca 1000 - 1200 db.
    Station(s)			         Problem
    101, 103, 104			Non-linear baseline meander
    150, 154 - 159	   Small real NO2 peak, always at Niskin 24 at 1000 - 1200 db (36 bottle rosette)
    167	                    Bottle 24 definitely a leaker. Other nitrite values from bottles 22 - 36 affected by a baseline meander.
    193	                    This high nitrite was due to a fluke computer problem. The value should be 0.003 vs 0.32.  (Don't know if it's better to flag or change this datum.)
    I would agree with Lynne that she should "zero them out" for the purposes of her plot(s), and we should ask her to flag them in the WHPO data set.
  • concentrations have been adjusted to the SIO98 calibration Scale David Wisegarver

    Date: 2001-10-18
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: DQE Report Submitted
  • Doc updated Karla Uribe

    Date: 2001-10-18
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Website Updated:
    Documentation for this cruise has been updated.
  • added all figs, data processing notes, cfc dqe report Jerry Kappa

    Date: 2001-10-01
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: PDF & ASCII Versions Updated
  • Data & Exchange File Online Dave Muus

    Date: 2001-09-25
    Data Type: CFCs/SUM
    Action: Website Updated:
    Notes on P06C CFC merging Sept 25, 2001.	D. Muus
    1. New CFC-11 and CFC-12 from:
    merged into SEA file taken from web Aug 20, 2001 
    All "1"s in QUALT1 changed to "9"s and QUALT2 replaced by new QUALT1 prior to merging. DQE recommendatations for Bottle, Salts, Oxygen and Nutrient appear to have been made to QUALT1 word. Web QUALT2 word has many "1"s including BTLNBR QUALT2 code. 
    2 SUM file: Changed Sta 91 Cast 1 BO Longitude from 122 59.85 to 123 59.85. 		165	BO Latitude from 32 39.35 to 32 29.35.
    Per Jane Dunworth-Baker message of August 29, 2001.
    		Removed "^Z" from end of file.
    3. Exchange file checked using Java Ocean Atlas. 
    Notes on P06E CFC merging Sept 25, 2001.	D. Muus
    1. New CFC-11 and CFC-12 from:
    merged into SEA file taken from web Aug 20, 2001 
    All "1"s in QUALT1 changed to "9"s and QUALT2 replaced by new QUALT1 prior to merging. DQE recommendatations for Bottle, Salts, Oxygen and Nutrient appear to have been made to QUALT1 word. Web QUALT2 word has many "1"s including BTLNBR QUALT2 code. 
    2 SUM file: Changed Station 7 Cast 1 BO Longitude from 71 01.22 to 72 01.22. 		32	BE Longitude from 86 19.73 to 86 00.00.
    		32	BO Longitude from 86 33.00 to 86 00.00.
    		55	BE Latitude from 101 30.11 to 101 20.11.
    Per Jane Dunworth-Baker message of August 29, 2001.
    Removed "^M"s from end of .SUM file lines. Removed "^Z" from end of .SUM file..
    3. Exchange file checked using Java Ocean Atlas. 
    Notes on P06W CFC merging Sept 24, 2001.	D. Muus
    1. New CFC-11 and CFC-12 from:
    merged into SEA file taken from web Aug 20, 2001 
    All "1"s in QUALT1 changed to "9"s and QUALT2 replaced by new QUALT1 prior to merging. DQE recommendatations for Bottle, Salts, Oxygen and Nutrient appear to have been made to QUALT1 word. Web QUALT2 word has many "1"s including BTLNBR QUALT2 code. 
    2 SUM file: Removed "^M"s from end of lines. 		Removed "^Z"from end of file.
    		Moved "LATITUDE" and "LONGITUDE" headers to be left justified with data.
    3. Exchange file checked using Java Ocean Atlas.
  • WHOI Final Data Jane Dunworth-Baker

    Date: 2001-09-20
    Data Type: CTD/BTL/SUM
    Action: Submitted
    I just 'put' p6c.tar.Z and p6w.tar.Z in the INCOMING directory at whpo.ucsd.edu.
  • Dave Muus

    Date: 2001-09-19
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Data Update Needed
    I was looking at Jane Dunworth-Baker's Aug 29, 2001, message and her comment "sta 156 salt at 3db should be 35.5652" appears to be referring to CTD data not Bottle data.
    The shallowest bottle on 156 is 23.7db. CTD salt at 3db is now 38.5652.
    So this will be a correction not connected with the anticipated CFC merging.  
  • exchange file online Danie Bartolacci

    Date: 2001-08-23
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Website Updated:
    I have edited the header information of the Exchange CTD files in order to conform with the new header variables decided by WHPO. Previous exchange CTD has been moved to original directory and new zipped file has been linked.
  • Exchange file online Karla Uribe

    Date: 2001-06-22
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: Website Updated:
    CTD and Bottle files in exchange format have been put online.
  • See Note: Dana Stuart

    Date: 2001-01-08
    Data Type: DELC13
    Action: Submitted
    STUART, DANA would like the data PUBLIC.
    Sorry about excluding the headers... should have included them in the body of the last message.  Here they are:
    Lab ID (WHOI  NOSAMS = 1,  U-Wash/Quay = 3
    WOCE line/WHPID
    del-C13 value
    del-C13 Quality Flag
    Please also note for those P6 files that the default value is -9, for those which do not have a REAL C13 value.
  • found in 'sum file' directory Karla Uribe

    Date: 2000-12-11
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Submitted
    2000.12.11 KJU
    File contained here is a CRUISE SUMMARY and NOT sumfile. Documentation is online.
    2000.10.11 KJU
    Files were found in incoming directory under whp_reports. This directory was zipped, files were separated and placed under proper cruise. All of them are sum files.
    Received 1997 August 15th.
  • pdf, txt versions online Linda Huynh

    Date: 2000-12-08
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Website Updated:
  • Jerry Kappa

    Date: 2000-11-29
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: PDF & ASCII Versions Updated
  • Data Online Stacey Anfuso

    Date: 2000-10-25
    Data Type: PCO2TMP
    Action: Website Updated:
    Merged PCO2TMP data from A. KOZYR into hyd file. Updated hyd file is on-line.
  • Data Online Stacey Anfuso

    Date: 2000-10-04
    Data Type: TCARBN/PCO2
    Action: Website Updated:
    Bottle: (tcarbn, pco2)
    Merged TCARBN and PCO2 data into hyd file. Updated hyd file is on line. Merging notes in original subdir 2000.08.24_P06_CO2_KOZYR.
    A. Kozyr data for p06c, p06w, p06e were placed together in the original subdir
    2000.08.24_P06_ALL_LEGS_CO2_KOZY.  Copied each data set to related p06 subdir for 
    Specific notes on TCARBN & PCO2 merging in p06w: hyd file had preexisting -9.0 values
    for missing data.  Had to merge Kozyr data, then extract all data, replace -9.0
    values with -999.0 and remerge.  Extracted and edited file called alldata_edt.dat.
  • Data Online Stacey Anfuso

    Date: 2000-10-03
    Data Type: DELC14
    Action: Website Updated:
    Bottle: (delc14, c14err)
    Merged delC14 and C14err data into hyd file. Updated hyd file was put on line. Merging notes in original subdir 2000.05.10_P06_C14_KEY.
    All C14 data/notes for P06 legs p06c, p06e, p06w came in one dir. from Bob Key (2000.05.10_P06_All_LEGS_C14_KEY).This data dir. was copied to each cruise leg subdir.  The edited data file, p06_c14_edt.dat, was reformatted and prepared for merging, then copied into each cruise subdir.  NOTE:  One entry in this file was erroneous.  The entry had a station value of b2532.  I reviewed the bottle data file and determined this was meant to be station 32, cast 1, sample 25; edited this entry for merging. Also, the Key data file header reports the file format is station, cast, bottle....; This format does not match the bottle file format.  C14 data was merged as station, cast, sample....
    Specific merging notes for p06w: There was some existing C14 data in the previous hyd file version.  This data is the same as the updated Bob Key data to be merged, however it was not a complete data set.  Merged new c14 data over existing data.  Preexisting data was for stations:194,205,210,214,229,234,239.
  • Filed, Ready to be merged Danie Bartolacci

    Date: 2000-09-20
    Data Type: TCARBN/PCO2
    Action: Data are Public
    I have moved all three legs of P06 CO2 data into the parent P06 original directory. Data (TCARBN, and PC02, PCO2TEMP) were sent by Alex Kozyr on 2000.08.24. Email accompanies data in /onetime/p06/original/2000.08.24_P06_ALL_LEGS_CO2_KOZYR. Data are public and have not yet been merged. "to merge" table has been updated to reflect this.
  • (TCO2 PCO2 PCO2TMP) Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 2000-08-24
    Data Type: CO2
    Action: Final Data Submitted
    I have put the long waited and finally released by Doug Wallace final CO2-related data files for the Pacific Ocean WOCE Sections P6E, P6C, and P6W to the WHPO ftp INCOMING area. 
  • only half the data submitted Robert Key

    Date: 2000-05-10
    Data Type: DELC14
    Action: Update Needed
    The C-14 section captures most of the features for P6, however, I think that you only have about half the data. The details of how this could happen are too long to worry about, but it is probably my fault. I have attached an ascii file with all of the results.
    One problem is that the current hydro file at WHPO does not include data for station 3. Early versions of the sea file included stations 1-3, but these locations were re-sampled and subsequently 1-3 declared "test". As early as 1995 I lobbied to get station 3 data added back into the official files, and it was for awhile. When the far eastern portion of the secion was re-sampled, some of the tracers which had been sampled originally were not re-collected. The reasons varied. With respect to C-14, cutting station 3 is equivalent to discarding ~10K worth of analyses and it creates a very important hole in the section. The problem is less severe (due to sampling density) for carbon parameters, but it exists. I do not know the whether or not H-3 was collected on any of station 1-3.
    I found no glaring problems with the bottle data from station 3 and think that the C-14 data alone justifies keeping this station in the official WOCE data file.
    When the section is remade, it is important that the contour labels be attached to the C-14 minimum around 2300m at the eastern end of the section. The fact that the minimum is segregated into eastern and western lobes is one of the most important results from the deep Pacific radiocarbon program. I also believe that the deep/abyssal relative max around 102W is real and probably indicative of a weak western boundary flow along the flank of the ridge.
    WHPO: I have ftp'ed a copy of the attached file to your INCOMING directory
    called P6-C-14.dat
  • Paul D. Quay

    Date: 1999-04-29
    Data Type: DELC13
    Action: Data Requested by dmb
    My name is Danie Bartolacci, and I'm a programmer/analyst working for both theWHPO and Lynne Talley.  I'm trying to track down information about C-13 measurements taken for some WOCE Pacific lines.  I've recently corresponded with Bob Key who directed me to you.
    My understanding from Bob is that processing of C-13 for these lines is finished.  Is it possible to obtain the data and/or an update on their status  for the following cruise lines?  Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you for your time!
    P16N- McNichol 
    P17C- McNichol 
    P16S17S- McNichol
    P16C- Quay
    P14C- McNichol
    P6E,C,W- McNichol
    P16A17A- McNichol
    P17E19S- McNichol/Rau
    P19C- McNichol/Rau
    P10- McNichol
    P17N- Quay/McNichol
    P13- Quay/McNichol
    P18- Quay/McNichol
    P14S15S- Quay
    S04P- McNichol
  • Status changed to Public Robert Key

    Date: 1998-12-14
    Data Type: DELC14
    Action: Website Updated:
    My policy has been to get any data I have to WHP within 1wk of receiving the preliminary data report from NOSAMS. This includes Quay and Schlosser data as well.  According to my records:
    All of P6 (E,C,W)
  • Robert Key

    Date: 1998-02-12
    Data Type: BTL
    Action: Data Update; values corrected
    The following entry errors were recently found in the P6W sea file. I'm not sure that the files I have are the current version, but here it is:
    In each case one bottle number is duplicated and the next number is missing suggesting a simple typo and obvious correction. These corrections are important only for lab these numbers to "match" when merging data.
  • Robert Key

    Date: 1996-07-09
    Data Type: DELC14
    Action: DQE Report Submitted
  • PI OKs Public Release J. C. Jennings-Jr.

    Date: 1995-11-09
    Data Type: NUTs
    Action: PI Response to DQE Report
  • Neil J. White

    Date: 1995-04-03
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: DQE Report Submitted
  • Arnold Mantyla

    Date: 1995-03-07
    Data Type: NUTs/S/O
    Action: DQE Report Submitted