Index of /ftp/oceans/VOS_Skaugran_Line
Please cite this data set as:
Nojiri, Y. 2007. Monitoring of the atmosphere-ocean carbon dioxide
exchange by ship of opportunity during the 1995-1999 cruises.
http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/ftp/oceans/VOS_Skaugran_Line/. Carbon Dioxide
Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department
of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. doi: 10.3334/CDIAC/otg.VOS_Skaugran_1995-1999
The first volunteer observation ship (VOS) was M/S Skaugran of Seaboard International Shipping
Co., Canada, and observations were carried out from March 1995 to September 1999. The ship usually sailed
from Vancouver, BC, to Japanese ports and then back to U.S. West Coast ports or to Vancouver, BC, every 6
to 7 weeks, and so data from 8 to 9 round-trips per year were obtained. M/S Skaugran provided good coverage
north of 34oN in the North Pacific, and the monthly distribution of the ocean surface pCO2 for the
4-year period was acquired.