BATS Pigment Validation

Dataset Name Sensor Make Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Start Date End Date
BATS Pigment Validation buoy Observation Irregular Irregular 1996-06-24 2015-09-28

Dataset Description

The BATS (Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study) discrete HPLC pigment validation dataset is time-series spanning from 1988 to 2015. The dataset contains the 21 separate in-situ pigment measurements along with sampling depth and the BATS Cruise ID. Cruise_ID is in the following format:  9 digit number !####$$$@@, where ! =Cruise type, 1=BATS core, 2=BATS Bloom a, and 3=BATS Bloom b, etc. #### =Cruise number. $$$  =Cast number, 1-80=CTD casts, 81-99=Hydrocasts (i.e. 83 = Data from Hydrocast number 3). @@ =Niskin number

Table of Variables

Data Source

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences -

How to Acknowledge

Deborah K Steinberg, Craig A Carlson, Nicholas R Bates, Rodney J Johnson, Anthony F Michaels, Anthony H Knap, Overview of the US JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS): a decade-scale look at ocean biology and biogeochemistry, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 48, Issues 8–9, 2001, Pages 1405-1447, ISSN 0967-0645, (

Version History

Dataset Accessed Jan 17th, 2020