Details of CTD data from FRV Scotia 0516S cruise


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCTD data from FRV Scotia 0516S cruise
Narrative summary of datasetCTD data collected by Marine Scotland Science on cruise MRV Scotia 0516S in the North Sea and eastern North Atlantic.
Summary of processing methodologyData Processing: The CTD data were processed by Marine Scotland using the Sea-Bird SeaSoft routines as recommended in the SeaSoft manual for model type Sea-Bird SBE911plus. Pressure data were binned to 1 dbar using SeaSoft and the primary temperature and conductivity channels were adjusted to produce 'edit' channels. Marine Scotland regards the 'edit' channels as the definitive version of the data. The adjustments consisted of a de-spiking process using Marine Scotland in-house visualisation software and, as necessary, application of a low pass filter as described in Sy (1985). Field Calibrations: For a number of the cruises Marine Scotland used water samples collected during the CTD casts to generate a calibration equations for the conductivity and fluorescence channels. However, these calibrations were not applied to the data by the originator. Sy A., 1985. An alternative editing technique for oceanographic data. Deep Sea Research, 32 (12), 1591-1599.
Start date2016-04-24
End date2016-05-04

Responsible organisations

CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation nameMarine Scotland Science
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre
Date of processed dataset publication2019-03-29


Latitude north boundary62.5
Longitude east boundary0.5
Latitude south boundary59
Longitude west boundary-7
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaNorth Sea
Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePigments
Dissolved gases
Water column temperature and salinity
Suspended particulate material
ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 911plus CTD
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform nameScotia

Process information

Submitting organisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Submission identifier (UUID)4075e5ad-8827-46af-bced-cc87295a2ae7
Date of dataset creation2019-01-19
Date of dataset revision2019-01-19
Date of metadata creation2019-02-15
Date of metadata latest revision2019-02-25
Date of publishing2019-02-26
Processing data centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Summary record-ID288