Dataset Information
High-resolution nearshore benthic seawater temperature from around McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (2017-2019)
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Cite as
Cziko, P. (2021) "High-resolution nearshore benthic seawater temperature from around McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (2017-2019)" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
AMD - DIF Record(s)
Nearshore benthic seawater temperature (plus pressure and salinity for some sites) in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica for 2017-2019. Data includes those from standalone temperature (sometimes pressure) for several sites around McMurdo Sound as well as data from the cabled McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory moored conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sensor at the McMurdo Station seawater intake jetty. Data are from high precision SeaBird sensors (SBE56, SBE39, SBE19Plus and SBE37), with sample intervals from 90 sec to 15 min, depending on site. Sampled sites include Explorer's Cove at New Harbor, Cape Evans, Granite Harbor, and the McMurdo Station jetty. All sensors were deployed near or on the benthos at 20-25 m deep, in typical nearshore benthic fish and invertebrate habitat.
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USAP-DC (current)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: 162.647931, East: 166.665141, South: -77.851267, North: -77.000624
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 2017-11-01 - End: 2019-11-30
  1. Cziko et al., 2014 Antifreeze protein-induced superheating of ice inside Antarctic notothenioid fishes inhibits melting during summer warming PNAS. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1410256111)
  2. Weddell seals produce ultrasonic vocalizations (doi:10.1121/10.0002867)
  3. Hunt, Ben M., Kevin Hoefling, and Chi-Hing C. Cheng. "Annual warming episodes in seawater temperatures in McMurdo Sound in relationship to endogenous ice in notothenioid fish." Antarctic Science 15.3 (2003): 333. (doi:10.1017/S0954102003001342)
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