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Depth-integrated euphausiid (Family Euphausiidae) backscatter in June and July 2008


This dataset includes the nautical area scattering coefficient (sA, m2 nmi-2) for euphausiids between 16 m below the sea surface and 0.5 m above the seafloor in 0.5 nmi intervals (averaging distance along the survey transect). The latitude, longitude, and vessel log distance values represent the starting location for each interval along the transect. sA is proportional to biomass of euphausiids, but these data have not yet been scaled to biomass units.

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  • 1.0 (2011-09-13)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency < 1 minute
Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • biota
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-06-02 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-07-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 63.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 54.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -160.00

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Patrick H. Ressler <>

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Ressler, P. 2011. Depth-integrated euphausiid (Family Euphausiidae) backscatter in June and July 2008. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 27 Nov 2020.

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