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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879)

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This archive package contains calcification data from coral cores extracted from Flower Gardens East Bank Reef as part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s (CRCP’s) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Corals annually form bands within their skeletons that manifest as high-density lines perpendicular to their growth axes. By precisely measuring the spacing and density of these bands, scientists can obtain a record of linear extension and skeletal density, respectively. Linear extension and skeletal density are, in turn, used to calculate annual calcification. Cores are collected by diver, underwater, using a pneumatic drill rig. Once removed, the small (~5 cm diameter) lesions are plugged with epoxy, and the resulting cores are analyzed using computed tomography (CT). Coral core data included herein were collected at long-term monitoring sites by the Acidification Calcification and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team (ACCRETE), based at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).
  • Cite as: Manzello, Derek; Enochs, Ian; Kolodziej, Graham; Dutra, Elizabeth (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0177879. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1969-01-01 to 2014-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -93.5992
East: -93.5992
South: 27.9074
North: 27.9074
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-11-12
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: HK4F26
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Manzello, Derek; Enochs, Ian; Kolodziej, Graham; Dutra, Elizabeth (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0177879. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
  • Numeric Data Sets > Calcification Rate
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Calcification
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Coral Core
  • Density
  • Extension
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • AOML
  • Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Instrument keywords Provider Instruments
  • CT
  • computed tomography
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
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Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
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  • Cite as: Manzello, Derek; Enochs, Ian; Kolodziej, Graham; Dutra, Elizabeth (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0177879. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • 2018-11-12T19:40:29Z - NCEI Accession 0177879 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: Extension (calculated); Units: cm y-1; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Coral Core; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral cores were extracted and analyzed using computed tomography (CT).Coral core extension rate is measured in centimeters per year..
  • Parameter or Variable: Density (calculated); Units: g cm-3; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Coral core; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral cores were extracted and analyzed using computed tomography (CT). Coral core density is measured in grams per centimeter..
  • Parameter or Variable: CALCIFICATION (calculated); Units: g cm-3 y-1; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Coral Core; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral cores were extracted and analyzed using computed tomography (CT). Coral core calcification is measured in grams per centimeter per year..
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