Numerical simulation of a winter algal bloom in western Patagonia
We include data considered in the article ’Dataset for the numerical simulation of a winter algal bloom in a channel of western Patagonia, Data in Brief, P. Mata and C. Medel, 2021 (submitted)'. 1) A record of Chlorophyll-a content (measured in [ug/L]) with a sampling rate of 1-hour at a depth of 2 m in the Puyuhuapi channel (44°35.30’S; 72°43.60’W). The data was collected from a fixed oceanographic and meteorological station (July 10-16, 2015). FILE: Chlorophyll_a_hourly_record.txt 2) A record of the daily average Chlorophyll-a content (measured in [ug/L] at a depth of 2 m in the Puyuhuapi channel (44°35.30’S; 72°43.60’W). FILE: Chlorophyll_a_daily_average.txt 3) Vertical profiles of underwater irradiance (measured in PAR) obtained in a sampling campaign (July, 10-16, 2015) in the Puyuhuapi channel. FILE: underwater_irradiance.txt 4) Several pictures appearing in the article. FILES: DataInBrief_1.eps, DataInBrief_2.eps, DataInBrief_3.eps, DataInBrief_4.eps, DataInBrief_5.eps 5) A Python script to fit polynomial functions to several data (Nutrient, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, and Detritus content). FILE: Poly_fitting_data.py This open-access data could be utilized to test and validate alternative numerical models. The aquaculture industry could use the data for making estimations of the primary production in the fjords’ area.
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All the information regarding how raw data was acquired (instruments, methods, etc.) in a field sampling campaign (in the Puyuhuapi channel, (44°35.30’S; 72°43.60’W), July, 10-16, 2015) along with the procedures to deduce secondary data, appears in the following articles: 1) Dataset for the numerical simulation of a winter algal bloom in a channel of western Patagonia, Data in Brief, P. Mata and C. Medel, 2021 (submitted)'. 2) P. Montero, I. Pérez-Santos, G. Daneri, M. Gutiérrez, G. Igor, R. Seguel, D. Purdie, D. Crawford, A winter dinoflagellate bloom drives high rates of primary production in a Patagonian fjord ecosystem, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 199 (2017) 105–116.