Abstract

The Petrel Sub-basin Marine Environmental Survey GA-0335, (SOL5463) was undertaken using the RV Solander during May 2012 as part of the Commonwealth Government's National Low Emission Coal Initiative (NLECI). The survey was undertaken as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and GA. The purpose was to acquire geophysical and biophysical data on shallow (less then 100m water depth) seabed environments within two targeted areas in the Petrel Sub-basin to support investigation for CO2 storage potential in these areas. This 10 sample dataset comprises chlorophll abc measurments from surface sediments (0-2 cm) in the Timor Sea.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.64 East bound 128.95 West bound 128.80855 South bound -12.84

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Marine Data - Sub bottom profiles

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Marine Data
Sub bottom profiles
CO2 capture
seabed
geochemistry
marine survey
marine environmental baselines
Marine Geoscience

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-12.64
East bound
128.95
West bound
128.80855
South bound
-12.84

Lineage

Bottom sediments were collected using a Smith McIntyre grab. 0.4 ml samples of surface sediment (0-0.5 cm) were syringed into plastic bags. The samples were wrapped in Al foil and frozen. Chlorophyll concentrations were calculated on sediment extracts (90% acetone + 0.1% MgCO3) at spectrophometric readings at wavelengths of 647, 630, 750 and 664 nm. For chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and phaeophytin-a, wavelengths of 664 nm and 750 nm (before and after the addition of 200 -L-1 0.1 mol L-1 HCl per 2 mL extractant) and the equation derived by Lorenzen (1967) were used. Chlorphyll b and c concentrations were calculated according to equations provided by Jeffrey and Welschmeyer (2003). Lorenzen, C. J. (1967). Determination of chlorophyll and pheopigments: Spectrophotometric equations. Limnology and Oceanography 12, 343-346. Jeffrey, S.W., and Welschmeyer, N.A. (2003). Spectrophotometric and fluorometric equations in common use in oceanography. In 'Phytoplankton pigments in oceanography: guidelines to modern methods' (Eds. S.W. Jeffrey and R.F.C. Mantoura, and S.W. Wright.) pp. 597-615. (UNESCO Paris.) The reproducibility of the measurements was +/-10%.

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Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-06-23

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Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
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Australia
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