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The Caribbean Time Series Program
The Department of Marine Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez maintained a (nominal) monthly time series at a station denoted Caribbean Time Series (CaTS) at 17o 38' N 67o 00' W, approximately 26 nautical miles off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico between 1993 and 2007. Occasional occupation of the station since then is implemented when a suitable vessel is available.
CaTS provides an observing station for documentation of the magnitude and periodicity of basin-scale phenomena affecting regional waters. Research at CaTS focuses on characterization and understanding of seasonal and inter-annual variability of near-surface and sub-surface seawater features in the NE Caribbean Basin as affected by seasonal riverine intrusions and by anthropogenicaly driven climate change. We here make available instrumental data sets for temperature, salinity and nutrient concentrations. Other less complete data sets including extractive Chl a fluorometry , profiling optical data at SeaWiFS bands, dissolved oxygen, dissolved organic nitrogen, phosphate, silicate and nitrous oxide concentrations at standard oceanographic depths are available.
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