A global database of vertical profiles derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications

Date 2017-04
Temporal extent 2012 -2016
Author(s) Barbieux Marie1, Organelli EmanueleORCID1, 2, Claustre HervéORCID1, Schmechtig CatherineORCID3, Poteau Antoine1, Boss Emmanuel4, Bricaud Annick1, Briggs Nathan1, Dall'Olmo Giorgio2, 5, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio1, Prieur Louis1, Roesler Collin6, Uitz Julia1, Xing Xiaogang7
Contributor(s) Mork Kjell-ArneORCID, Slabakova Violeta, Stanev Emil, Poulain Pierre-MarieORCID, Speich SabrinaORCID, Thierry VirginieORCID, Conan PascalORCID, Coppola LaurentORCID, Petrenko Anne, Sallée Jean-Baptiste, Balan Sorin
Affiliation(s) 1 : Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, UMR 7093, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), 181 Chemin du Lazaret, 06230 Villefranche-sur-mer, France
2 : Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, PL1 3DH Plymouth, United Kingdom
3 : Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Université Paris 06, CNRS, UMS 3455, OSU Ecce-Terra, Paris, France
4 : School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA
5 : National Centre for Earth Observation, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
6 : Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, USA
7 : State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou 310012, China
DOI 10.17882/49388
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Biogeochemical-Argo floats, bio-optics, global scale

The presented database includes 0-1000 m vertical profiles of bio-optical and biogeochemical variables acquired by autonomous profiling Biogeochemical-Argo (BGC-Argo) floats. Data have been collected between October 2012 and January 2016, around local noon, in several oceanic areas encompassing the diversity of ocean’s trophic environments. The database includes profiles of downward irradiance at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm), photosynthetically available radiation, chlorophyll a concentration, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, and particle light backscattering at 700 nm. All variables have been quality controlled following specifically-developed procedures, that aimed to support biogeochemical and bio-optical applications at the global scale. Data corruption by biofouling and any instrumental drift has also been verified. Moreover, to allow users for different biogeochemical applications, vertical profiles of chlorophyll a and particle light backscattering at 700 nm have been presented before and after advanced processing (e.g., non-photochemical quenching correction, identification of spikes). Vertical profiles of temperature and salinity associated to these bio-optical data are also provided although they have been only quality-controlled for sensor issues related to bio-fouling and instrumental drift.

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Utilisation Data are published without any warranty, express or implied. The user assumes all risk arising from his/her use of data. Data are intended to be research-quality and include estimates of data quality and accuracy, but it is possible that these estimates or the data themselves contain errors. It is the sole responsibility of the user to assess if the data are appropriate for his/her use, and to interpret the data, data quality, and data accuracy accordingly. Authors welcome users to ask questions and report problems.
Acknowledgements This study was supported by the following research projects: remOcean (funded by the European Research Council, Grant Agreement No 246777), NAOS (funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche in the frame of the French ‘‘Equipement d’avenir’’ program, Grant Agreement No ANR J11R107-F), AtlantOS (funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research an innovation program, Grant Agreement No 2014-633211), SOCLIM (funded by the Fondation BNP Paribas), E-AIMS (funded by the European Commission’s FP7 project, Grant Agreement No 312642), U.K. Bio-Argo (funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, Grant Agreement No NE/L012855/1), REOPTIMIZE (funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 706781), Argo-Italy (funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research), and the French Bio-Argo program (Bio-Argo France; funded by CNES-TOSCA, LEFE Cyber, and GMMC).
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Barbieux Marie, Organelli Emanuele, Claustre Hervé, Schmechtig Catherine, Poteau Antoine, Boss Emmanuel, Bricaud Annick, Briggs Nathan, Dall'Olmo Giorgio, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Prieur Louis, Roesler Collin, Uitz Julia, Xing Xiaogang (2017). A global database of vertical profiles derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/49388

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

Barbieux Marie, Uitz Julia, Bricaud Annick, Organelli Emanuele, Poteau Antoine, Schmechtig Catherine, Gentili Bernard, Penkerc'h Christophe, Leymarie Edouard, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Claustre Hervé (2017). Assessing the Variability in the Relationship Between the Particulate Backscattering Coefficient and the Chlorophyll a Concentration From a Global Biogeochemical-Argo Database . Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, -. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013030

Organelli Emanuele, Barbieux Marie, Claustre Hervé, Schmechtig Catherine, Poteau Antoine, Bricaud Annick, Boss Emmanuel, Briggs Nathan, Dall'Olmo Giorgio, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Leymarie Edouard, Mangin Antoine, Obolensky Grigor, Penkerc'h Christophe, Prieur Louis, Roesler Collin, Serra Romain, Uitz Julia, Xing Xiaogang (2017). Two databases derived from BGC-Argo float measurements for marine biogeochemical and bio-optical applications. Earth System Science Data, 9(2), 861-880. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-861-2017