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Ferrybox data by GKSS

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Description
Ferryboxes are used on ships of opportunity and collect physical data. All data from the FerryBox cruises are stored in a database that can be reached from the internet. Output in graphical form is free for the public. more

All data from the FerryBox cruises are stored in a database that can be reached from the internet. Output in graphical from istfree for the public. There are 5 different graphical formats:
  1. Transect Plot I: Here you can view one or more measured parameters from a single ferry transect.
  2. Transect Plot II: Here you can view one parameters from multiple transects.
  3. Time Series Plot: Here you choose alocation on a ferry transect and get all data (one or multiple parameters) for each time when the ferry crossed this spott (time series for this location).
  4. Scatter Plot: Here you can have an overview on multiple transects arranged in a column: On the x-axis the transect (distance) and on the y-axis the time (weeks, months) are depicted. The data itself are presented as colour-coded 'dots".
  5. Map Plot: On this type of plot a map with the ferry transect is presented. Its color represents the measured data.
In this data base the following ferry transects are stored: A) Cuxhaven-Harwich ('old route' until 2005) B) Cuxhaven-Immingham ('new' route since 2006) C) Büsum-Helgoland ('new route') since July 2008 D) Germany-England-Norway (Route on 'Lysbris' which has been suspende and will start again in autumn 2008

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S), Water composition > Nutrients
Keywords:
Marine, Monitoring, Ships of opportunity, Water analysis (physical), ANE, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2002 on [In Progress]

Parameters
% Oxygen (O), Chlorophyll a, Fluorescence, Nutrients, pH, Salinity, Turbidity, Water temperature

Contributors
GKSS Research Centre (GKSS), moredata manager

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-10-19
Information last updated: 2009-10-19
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