2013 West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise

This cruise represents the third dedicated West Coast Ocean Acidification cruise, which took place August 3-10, 2013 aboard the R/V Fairweather and August 21 to 29, 2013 aboard the R/V Pt. Sur. Seventy-six stations were occupied from northern Washington to California along ten transect lines. At all stations, CTD casts were conducted, and discrete water samples were collected in Niskin bottles. The cruise was designed to obtain a synoptic snapshot of key carbon, physical, and biogeochemical parameters as they relate to ocean acidification (OA) in the coastal realm. During the cruise, some of the same transect lines were occupied as during the 2007, 2011, and 2012 West Coast Carbon cruises, as well as many CalCOFI stations. This effort was conducted in support of the coastal monitoring and research objectives of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).

Chief Scientists:
Leg 1: Richard Feely and Adrienne Sutton
Leg 2: Richard Feely and Dana Greeley
Leg 1: 03 August to 10 August 2013, NOAA Ship Fairweather, Seattle, WA to Newport, Oregon
Leg2: 21 August to 29 August 2013, R/V Point Sur, Newport, Oregon to Moss Landing, CA
Stations: 76
Geographic boundaries: 36.52°N to 48.84°N by 126.61°W to 121.85°W

Data Citation and link:  Feely, R.A., S.R. Alin, B. Hales, G.C. Johnson, R.H. Byrne, W.T. Peterson and D. Greeley. Chemical and hydrographic profile measurements during the 2013 West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise (WCOA2013, August 3-29, 2013). https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/ocean-carbon-data-system/oceans/Coastal/WCOA.html. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. doi: 10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.COAST_WCOA2013

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