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Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between 2002 and 2006
AFI 03/16 - Moorings to investigate intra-annual variability in Krill abundance and water-mass physical characteristics at South Georgia Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is of vital importance to the South Georgia marine ecosystem. It...>>
Algal incubations of seawater samples collected from the upper watercolumn at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, during the 2008-09 field season.
Samples of seawater were collected from the upper watercolumn at the RaTS site and examined under the microscope. From these samples, single microalgal cells were isolated using a micro- or capillary pipette, washed in sterile seawater medi...>>
Alkyl nitrates and organo-halogens in the Antarctic - Seasonal cycle of trace gas concentrations at the Rothera time series (RaTS) site, 2005-2007
Seawater samples were collected from 15m at the RaTS site from Feb 2005 until March 2007. During summer 2005/2006 samples were analysed using a GC-MS set up in the Bonner laboratory. At all other times samples were stored on solid sorbents ...>>
Analysis of piston sediment core from the Weddell Sea
Piston core PS1506, a repeat of core PS1387, was collected from a midslope bench on the continental margin on the southern limb of the Weddell Gyre in the vicinity of cores PS1388 and PS1389. At these core sites in the Weddell Sea, polynyas...>>
Analysis of sea-ice, water and brine samples for nutrient and chlorophyll content collected from Ryder Bay in 2005
Water samples were collected for chlorophyll and nutrient concentrations, biogenic and lithogenic silica concentrations, POC and PON concentrations, phytoplankton identification, Si, C, N, and Ge isotopes, particulate Ba, and other trace el...>>
Analysis of sediment cores collected in Ryder and Marguerite Bay, Antarctica between 2005 and 2006
Box core samples were analysed for carbon and nitrogen isotopes, barium, aluminium and uranium and other lithogenic dust. Core dating was calculated and population analyses were used to determine species composition. The box cores were coll...>>
Analysis of sediment traps and Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) casts in Ryder and Marguerite Bay, Antarctica
Sediment traps were deployed and recovered and CTD/rosette casts were taken at two sites, one in Ryder Bay and one in Marguerite Bay. Biogeochemical proxy signals of nutrients and organic matter were assessed in sea ice compared to the open...>>
Analysis of ship based Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles and water samples collected in Marguerite Bay, Antarctica between January 2005 and December 2006
CTD casts were conducted to describe the physical structure of the water column and to provide water samples for nutrient and particulate matter analyses from the James Clark Ross. A CTD transect was also conducted on a cruise across the mo...>>
Analysis of water collected at Ryder Bay, Antarctica during 2005
Water samples were collected from Ryder Bay using a small boat. A biogeochemical profile was performed at the following 5 depths: 0m (Surface), 5m, 10m, 15m and 25m at the RaTS site, for four RaTS events on: 7th January, 13th January, 19th ...>>
Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) measurements on geological samples from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica collected during the 2004/2005 field season
Laboratory measurements of the Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS), made on a collection of sill samples. AMS involves the collection of some 1 metric tonne of oriented samples and the lab based determination of the magmatic flow fa...>>
Biological samples collected by fishing taken from multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between October 2002 and January 2006
Fishing was undertaken around the mooring positions to ground truth the acoustic data. Specifically, RMT hauls were used to learn more about the vertical distribution of plankton, krill, mysids and fish around these particular positions du...>>
Bottom topography of the Southern Ocean through swath bathymetry collected 2005-2006
Bottom topography (assessed by swath bathymetry) of the Southern Ocean collected in the 2005/2006 field season. Bathymetry data was collected to assess its influence on dispersal and gene flow in two Antarctic fishes (Champsocephalus gu...>>
Bromocarbon concentrations collected at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, during the 2008-09 field season.
Time-series data of CHBr3 and CH2Br2 concentrations collected at the Rothera Time-Series site....>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) including Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) cast data from the RRS James Clark JR158 cruise, Southern Ocean, 2007
Nineteen full-depth CTD stations were occupied during cruise JR158, with one shallow test deployment....>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) nutrient samples collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
Nutrient samples collected on the ANDREX cruise....>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) oxygen samples collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
Oxygen samples collected during the ANDREX cruise....>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profile data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between 2002 and 2006
AFI 03/16 - Moorings to investigate intra-annual variability in Krill abundance and water-mass physical characteristics at South Georgia: Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Souther...>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth profiles, echo-soundings, swath bathymetry data, collected on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between October 2002 and January 2006
CTD profiles, echosoundings, and swath bathymetry data were collected from the Southern Ocean between October 2002 and January 2006. Fishing was also undertaken around the mooring positions to ground-truth the acoustic data. Specifically, R...>>
Data from laboratory studies assessing the environmental factors which control photochemical alkyl nitrate production in seawater collected from the Southern Ocean, 2003-2006
Assessment of the environmental factors controlling alkyl nitrate production in water....>>
Depth profiles and underway measurements of seawater and trace gas analysis data collected in the Southern Ocean, 2004
During passage from Stanley (Falklands Islands) to South Georgia, Stanley to Rothera and within the Western Core Box, 14 depth profiles, 70 surface seawater samples and 60 air samples were analysed for trace gas concentrations. In the Weste...>>
Direct GPS measurements of the Weddell Sea ice shelves collected during the 2007-2008 field season
During the 2007/08 summer field season 15 GPS receivers, recording position observations every 15 seconds for 24 hours a day, were successfully deployed over the Larsen C and Filchner-Ronne ice shelves. Six of these stations were uplifted a...>>
Geological field observations from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica collected during the 2004/2005 field season
Field observations, made during the 2004/2005 field season, using such features as sill steps, sill bridges, orientated phenocrysts and asymmetric structures to determine regional magma flow directions in the Theron Mountains. A full photog...>>
Geological samples from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica collected during the 2004/2005 field season
Collection of over 1 tonne of rock samples in the Theron Mountains, with an emphasis on the mainline of the enscarpment, which was reached by climbing the scree slopes at the base of the cliffs or by traversing the skyline, during the 2004/...>>
Geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
Ice-rafted (Heinrich) layers in the North Atlantic provide clear evidence that basins of large Quaternary ice sheets have, in the past, exhibited major dynamic instabilities. The presence of large ice sheets on the modern Antarctic continen...>>
Krill genetic profiling from samples collected in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177
The purpose of these studies was to document the sequence of expression of genes over the moult cycle and the spatial-temporal expression of clock genes. Samples of krill derived from the Discovery 2010 summer cruise were processed and pre...>>
Krill observational activity monitoring studies conducted in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
Behaviour in many organisms (including krill) is strongly influenced by diurnal and seasonal changes in the environment. The evolution of circadian clocks has afforded organisms regulation of molecular and physiological rhythms, which in t...>>
Krill samples collected from the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
The animals used for this project were caught during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177 aboard the RRV James Clark Ross. Krill from two areas were used, one from around 60 South from the vicinity of the South Orkney Islands, and the second fro...>>
Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) and Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) data used to calibrate four ocean moorings deployed in Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Sea during 2004
LADCP-CTD data, during cruises JR 80 and 110 (Lowered Accoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) / Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD)) CTD measurements taken at each location for calibration of the instruments on the moorings. Four CT...>>
Models of population structuring of the fish Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii by oceanographic processes in the Southern Ocean
Life history and phylo-genetic/geographic data was combined with oceanographic data to test models of population structuring by oceanographic processes. The data are solely model outputs; specifically high-resolution flows for the South Geo...>>
Morphometric data from fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii collected from the Southern Ocean, 2005-2006
Fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii (tissues preserved in ethanol, and otoliths) were collected from the Southern Ocean in the 2005/2006 field season. Morphometric data, including body length, mass, sex and reprod...>>
Morphometric data from octopuses collected in the Southern Ocean
Every octopus was fixed in 5-6% formalin for 4 days, before being heat sealed in a plastic bag containing 4% formalin, and packed for morphometric studies. ...>>
Multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler data collected in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
The main aim of this project was to carry out the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Sea, using sediment cores, swath bathymetry by means of the EM120 multibeam echo sounder and th...>>
Multibeam bathymetry data collected in the Scotia Sea during February and March 2004
The target area was along the eastern segments of the West Scotia Ridge, an ocean spreading centre which stopped spreading about 10 million years ago. The spreading centre has high topographic relief and contains an axial rift, which has fl...>>
Nutrient and chlorophyll assays conducted on water samples collected in Ryder Bay during 2005
For the 2005-2006 season, the same sampling procedure for collection of water samples was followed; a biogeochemical profile at 5 depths: 0m (Surface), 5m, 10m, 15m and 25m was conducted at the RaTS site. In addition to this, primary produc...>>
Ocean chemistry, including salinity, oxygen isotope and dissolved oxygen data collected from the RRS James Clark JR158 cruise, Southern Ocean, 2007
Dissolved oxygen concentrations were measured in discrete samples drawn from Niskin bottles in order to calibrate the oxygen sensor on the CTD....>>
Ocean temperature, salinity and current measurments taken from four ocean moorings deployed in Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Sea during 2004
Discrete ocean temperature, salinity and current measurements at four locations in Shag Rocks Passage. Moorings were deployed at 4 locations in Shag Rocks Passage (5255.6700S, 4745.5500W), (5255.6530S, 4745.9920W), (5302.5100S, 4802.7700W),...>>
Octopus species - Pareledone charcoti, Pareledone turqueti and Adelieledone polymorpha - collected from the Southern Ocean, RSS James Clark Ross cruise JR147/145, 2006
A large collection of tissue samples of our target groups from the deep sea and Antarctica have already been collected in previous cruises. The specific objective of this cruise (JCR147/145) was to target three species of octopus, Pareledon...>>
Orographic flows and the climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) Project Description (AFI 10/04)
The Antarctic Peninsula is currently one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Large environmental changes have occurred as a result of this warming, most notably the retreat and rapid disintegration of some of the floating ice shel...>>
Particle flux, salinity, temperature and current measurements taken from two ocean moorings deployed in Ryder Bay and Marguerite Bay during 2005
Moorings were deployed and recovered using the James Clark Ross (cruise number: JR112/113, JR155). One was deployed in Ryder Bay at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) oceanographic station mid way between Rothera Point and Leonie Islands. The o...>>
SOMBASE - Southern Ocean Mollusc Database
Understanding where organisms live and why they live there is the key aim of ecology. SOMBASE is a tool for looking at marine molluscs in the seas around Antarctica. Using a database and the latest mapping technology it is possible to displ...>>
Satellite-tracked trajectories of drifting buoys deployed in the Southern Ocean, 2006-2010
Forty surface drifters (drogued at 15m) were deployed from the ship during the cruise, and were subsequently tracked by satellite. Four ARGO floats were also deployed. These were programmed to drift at a depth of 1000m. They were also pr...>>
Sediment core samples and analyses of sediment core samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
Sediment cores were collected from the 3 sites (approx. 6m from Moutonnee Valley, 2.5m from Ablation Valley and 5m from Citadel Bastion). They were analysed for physical property data including: magnetic susceptibility, wet weight, loss on ...>>
Sediment cores collected in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
The main aim of this project was to carry out the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Sea, using sediment cores, swath bathymetry by means of the EM120 multibeam echo sounder and th...>>
Sequencing data from octopus samples collected in the Southern Ocean
A small tissue sample was taken from the mantle of each octopus and placed immediately in 70 - 80 % ethanol for preservation, in preparation for DNA extraction. ...>>
Ship based Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles and water samples collected in Marguerite Bay, Antarctica during 2005
CTD casts were conducted to describe the physical structure of the water column and to provide water samples for nutrient and particulate matter analyses from the James Clark Ross (cruise number: JR112/113, JR136/137, JR155 & JR174). ...>>
Ship underway data, including navigation and vessel-mounted ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers) taken aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR158, 2007
Ship underway data, including navigation and shipborne ADCP. On the ship the position and observed data were interpolated to five-second records to merge the navigation with the underway data. These one-minute averages are averages over 1...>>
South Georgia Bathymetric Dataset grid
Bathymetric grid at 150m resolution of the area surrounding South Georgia. Projected in LCC co-ordinates saved in esri grid format. Continuous dataset constructed form a variety of sources....>>
Temperature and salinity data from seven ARGO floats deployed on marine cruise JR110 in November 2004
ARGO floats measure temperature and salinity. Seven floats were deployed in November 2004 on JR110, these report automatically to BODC....>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by hull-mounted (EK500) echo-sounder data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data were collected with Simard EK500 scientific echo-sounder running on RRS James Clark Ross during net hauls where TUBA were d...>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net sample data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058. Data are zooplankton (mainly krill and salps) entering the net during hauls ...>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net-mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor) data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058 using net mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor). Data ar...>>
Trace gas depth profiles in seawater collected at the Rothera Time Series site (RaTS) site, 2006
The 2005/6 field campaign was to determine alkyl nitrate and organo-halogen concentrations in the upper 100m of the water column at the RaTS site. Samples were collected from 0, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 and 100 m at the RaTS site using a Niskin bo...>>
Vessel-mounted ACDP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) data collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
VMADCP data collected during the ANDREX cruise....>>
Vibro and gravity sediment cores plus associated data collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
Ice-rafted (Heinrich) layers in the North Atlantic provide clear evidence that basins of large Quaternary ice sheets have, in the past, exhibited major dynamic instabilities. The presence of large ice sheets on the modern Antarctic continen...>>
Water Column Profiler (WCP) data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between October 2002 and January 2006
AFI 03/16 - Moorings to investigate intra-annual variability in Krill abundance and water-mass physical characteristics at South Georgia: Water Column Profiler (WCP) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean c...>>