Arabian Sea Process Study

Program Coordinator
Sharon Smith
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
RSMAS at the University of Miami

The Arabian Sea process study field work has been completed aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson, whose base of operations was Muscat, Oman beginning in October 1994 and ending in January 1996.


The [To Data] collected from this U.S. JGOFS process study has aged into public availability and is now viewable from our open system. A list of Available Data also provides links to the data itself. Anyone wishing to use U.S. JGOFS data in a presentation, report, thesis or publication should contact the originating PI. It is expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data use will be strictly honored.

Related Information

o  Cruise reports
The Cruise reports from Chief Scientists are available for the cruises which sailed, most in two versions: text only and text with a cruise track image.
o  Map with stations
See a color, mercator projection of the Arabian Sea stations, with topography, courtesy of GMT and John Marra of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
o  Satellite images
The Remote Sensing Group at RSMAS is serving Global Satellite imagery of the area around Oman and the Arabian Sea.
o  Arabian Sea Funded Proposals
A list of Principal Investigators, by funding agency, and their proposal titles which were funded to participate in this U.S. JGOFS Process Study.
o  Arabian Sea Posters
o  Participant Web sites
Many of the US JGOFS Investigators have developed their own World Wide Web sites which display results of their work in the Arabian Sea Process Study. Contact us to add yours!
o  Special Issue of DSR
Abstracts for the contributions to the Arabian Sea Special Issue of Deep-Sea Research edited by Sharon Smith, published late in 1998.

Related Data

o  ADCP data
Charlie Flagg at Brookhaven National Laboratory is heading the Arabian Sea Project ADCP data collection effort and is providing restricted-access, processed ADCP data from the Arabian Sea cruises.
o  SeaSoar Web Site
Ken Brink and his group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have established a Web site for the Arabian Sea Forced Upper Ocean Dynamics studies conducted during four Seasoar Cruises. Their data has been made available using our distributed data system.
o  SeaSoar TAPS Web Site
Van Holliday at TRACOR is serving acoustic profiling data and results from the SeaSoar cruises in 1994-1996, estimating zooplankton size and abundance.
o  NASA Overflights
Frank Hoge and Jim Yungel at Wallops Flight Facility are serving NASA's Airborne Oceanographic LIDAR Arabian Sea Overflight data, plots and information.
o  Arabian Sea POC Flux, Primary Production and Export Ratios
Ken Buesseler and the Cafe Thorium have published the results of the 234Th derived carbon export measurements and the ancillary primary production (from Buesseler, K.O., 1998. DSRII, Special Arabian Sea Issue-June edition).


Related Studies

o  A message from Peter Ortner aboard the NOAA R/V Malcolm Baldrige

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