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Phytoplankton Species Composition, Abundance and Cell Size in San Francisco Bay: Microscopic Analyses of USGS Samples Collected 1992-2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1992-04-01
End Date
2014-03-25

Citation

Nejad, E.S., Schraga, T.S., and Cloern, J.E., 2017, Phytoplankton Species Composition, Abundance and Cell Size in San Francisco Bay: Microscopic Analyses of USGS Samples Collected 1992-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74F1P6P.

Summary

This Data Release makes available measurements of phytoplankton species composition, abundance and cell size made on samples collected in San Francisco Bay (CA) from April 1992 through March 2014. Phytoplankton samples were collected at 31 stations along a 145-km transect where the variability of salinity, temperature, turbidity and nutrient concentrations reflected a broad range of environmental factors that regulate phytoplankton growth and abundance (map of sampling locations is available on the project website at: https://sfbay.wr.usgs.gov/access/wqdata/overview/wherewhen/stnmap.html). Whole water samples were preserved with acid Lugol’s solution, and 2 to 50 ml aliquots were settled in chambers for 6 to 24 hours (Utermöhl 1958). [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
James E Cloern
Originator :
Erica S Nejad, Tara S Schraga, James E Cloern
Metadata Contact :
James E Cloern
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Research Program

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Phytoplankton_San_Francisco_Bay_1992_2014.csv
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sfbaymap.jpg
“Map of Stations”
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Phytoplankton_SFBay_1992_2014.xml
“metadata file”
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

Data were collected in order to establish and assess phytoplankton species composition, abundance and cell size in San Francisco Bay.

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