About the Henry B. Bigelow
The NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow, one of four new NOAA fisheries survey ships, was launched on July 8, 2005 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Henry Bigelow is a state-of-the-art research vessel and carries equipment and systems to conduct fisheries, oceanographic, and hydrographic research. The Henry Bigelow operates primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Maine. For more information on the Henry Bigelow, follow the link to its homepage.
About this Web Site
In 2011, the Global Carbon Group at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) installed an automated system to measure surface pCO2 on the Henry Bigelow. This web site provides access to this data. The data are organized by year and by cruise. For each cruise, a graph showing the pCO2 values plotted on the cruise track is shown. Next to each graph are links to the comma-delimited data file and associated Readme text file. To download a particular file, select the year from the drop-down list box and click on GO. Select a cruise, right-click on the link to its data file and select the download option. The same procedure can be applied to download the Readme files. The Realtime Display link consists of plots of the data as they are received and is mainly used for troubleshooting. The realtime data has not been quality controlled and should not be used for scientific purposes. The Realtime Display plots represent raw (unprocessed) xCO2 data as a function of time and location. Other links in the menu bar on the left provide contact information and return access to the AOML GCC homepage.