Physical, chemical, net haul, bird surveys, and other observations (BIOMASS data) from the British Antarctic Survey FIBEX and SIBEX Projects from 01 November 1980 to 30 April 1985 (NCEI Accession 9400053)

This accession includes observations of physical, chemical, and biomass properties from three field experiments conducted by the British Antarctic Survey: the First International BIOMASS Experiment (FIBEX), the Second International BIOMASS Experiment (SIBEX), Part 1, and the Second International BIOMASS Experiment (SIBEX), Part 2. Digital data and code tables are available in the data/0-data/ directory of this accession.

The following supplemental publication can be found in the NOAA Central library: Thorley, Mark and Phil Trathan, 1994, BIOMASS Data Set Documentation, British Antarctic Survey, 47p. (NODC Accession 9400053, NOAA Central Library call number GC 461 .T49 1994). The publication is necessary to understand the data in the data/0-data/ folder. Many files identified as data files (.dat) in the 0-data/ folder are codes tables such as age_code.dat, cloudcvr_code.dat, net_code.dat, and observer_code.dat. The publication describes the table codes that are in the 0-data/ folder.

The purpose of this document is to explain the structure and contents of the BIOMASS data set in sufficient detail to allow the required data to be located and its format understood. The document is a detailed description of how the data set is organized and a summary of what data are present.

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