Carbonate chemistry in the Papagayo Upwelling System, Pacific coast of Costa Rica (2012-2013)


In situ measurements were undertaken during two non-upwelling periods (15 days in June 2012 and 7 days in May-June 2013) at a water depth of 1.5 m. pH, pCO2 and seawater temperature were measured with two Submersible Autonomous Moored Instruments (SAMI-pH and SAMI-CO2, deployed at the pier of Marina Papagayo (10.64154,-85.65571). Discrete water samples were used to validate the sensors, and salinity values were obtained from discrete water samples and used for correction of pH values. Wind speed data was obtained from a station of the Instituto Metereológico Nacional (National Metereological Institute of Costa Rica) located at the nearby Liberia airport. Tidal data was provided by Módulo de Información Oceanográfica of the University of Costa Rica.

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Creator Sánchez-Noguera, Celeste; Stuhldreier, Ines; Cortés, Jorge; Jiménez, Carlos; Morales, Álvaro; Wild, Christian; Rixen, Tim
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5184 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-85.656 LON, 10.642 LAT); Costa Rica
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-06-04T13:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-06-04T19:00:00Z