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The re-use of scientific data has the potential to greatly increase communication, collaboration and synthesis within and among disciplines, and thus is fostered, supported and encouraged. Permission to use this dataset is granted to the Data User free of charge subject to the following terms:

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2 ) Redistribution. The data are provided for use by the Data User. The metadata and this license must accompany all copies made and be available to all users of this Data Set. The Data User will not redistribute the original Data Set beyond this collaboration sphere.
3 ) Citation. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists. Thus, the Data User will properly cite the Data Set in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that were produced using the Data Set. Citation should take the following general form: Creator, Year of Data Publication, Title of Dataset, Publisher, Dataset identifier. For example:

Shaver, G. 1989. Above ground biomass in acidic tussock tundra experimental site, 1989, Arctic LTER, Toolik, Alaska. Arctic LTER, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, Ma 02543. 1989gsttbm http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/arc/terrest/biomass/index.shtml 

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Data sets were provided by the Arctic LTER. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #DEB-981022, 9211775, 8702328; #OPP-9911278, 9911681, 9732281, 9615411, 9615563, 9615942, 9615949, 9400722, 9415411, 9318529; #BSR 9019055, 8806635, 8507493.

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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Poral
Dataset ID:96hocyan.05
Dataset Title:Number of cyanobacteria in Toolik Lake at 1 meter depth during June, July and August 1996 , Arctic LTER, summer 1996.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:John
Last Name:Hobbie
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02540
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Michele
Last Name:Bahr
Organization:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Country:
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:bacteria, picoplankton, productivity, lakes, arctic lakes
Abstract:Number of cyanobacteria in Toolik Lake at 1 meter depth during June, July and August 1996. Samples were transported to the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in West Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada for analysis.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Email: arc_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.969&urlTail=lakes/Bacteria/data/96hocyan.csv
Data File Name 96hocyan.xls
Beginning Date 5/1/1996
End Date 9/1/1996
Number of Data Records 24
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: DATA FILE ENTERED BY: DATA FILE VALIDATION: NAME: DATE:
Version 3: Updated metadata sheet to newer version (with sites sheet). CH April 2013.
Version 5: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                  
Location Name Toolik Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description Toolik Lake Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 68.629961 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.612633 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 719 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map                
                   
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:Lake water was collected from the Toolik Lake main station at 1 m depth and preserved with 2%
glutaraldehyde. Samples were transported to the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in West Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada for analysis. Twenty ml aliquots were filtered onto 0.2 black polycarbonate membrane
using a 25 mm filterholder, with vacuum pressure kept to less than 5 kPa. Filters were transferred to a
microscope slide and mounted with nonfluorescent immersion oil. Cells were counted at 1000x
magnification using a green-yellow (520-560 nm) excitation filter with an epifluorescence microscope.
Cell volumes were estimated by measuring the dimensions of subsets of cells with an eyepiece micrometer.
Calculations for cell volumes were done using formulae for geometric shapes approximating the shapes of
the cells. Synechococcus and Microcolonial Synechococcus assumed spheres with average cell


diamter 0.9 mm; Oscillatoria assumed cylinder with 0.8 mm width x average length.

Reference Citations: MacIsaac, E.A. and J.G. Stockner. 1993. Enumeration of phototrophic picoplankton by autofluorescence
microscopy. In Kemp, P., B.F. Sherr, E.B. Sherr and J.J. Cole (eds.) Handbook of Methods in Aquatic
Microbial Ecology, lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, pp. 187-197.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Site Code Site code, LTER code text       .=Missing or Not Measured
Site Site name text       .=Missing or Not Measured
Date Date datetime   DD-MMM-YYYY   .=Missing or Not Measured
Depth (m) meters number meter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Cell type Genus text       .=Missing or Not Measured
Biovolume (um^3) Average cell biovolume in um3 number micrometerCubed     .=Missing or Not Measured
Count (3/ml) Number of cells per ml number numberPerMilliliter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Biomass (um^3/ml) Micrometers cubed per milliliter number micrometerCubedPerMilliliter     .=Missing or Not Measured

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