Descrete water samples were filtered through 0.2µm pore-sized polycarbonate filter (Whatman nuclepore membrene) with gentle vacuum (< 100mmHg). Filtered samples were kept in a refregirator until analysis on board. Filtered water sample was placed into 10-cm quartz cell and optical density (OD) was measured using a multibeam spectrophotometer (UV2600, Shimadzu) scanning with 0.5 nm increment from 250 to 800 nm. A baseline correction was conducted by subtracting the OD of Milli-Q water from OD of the sample, and subtracting 5 nm average value around 685 nm, where aCDOM can be assumed to be 0. OD values were then converted to an absorption using following equation aCDOM = 2.303 OD / 0.1 where 2.303 is a factor for converting base e to base 10 logarithms and 0.1 is the optical path length (m). More detailed discription of the measurment is presented in Babin et al (2003, doi:10.1029/2001JC000882).
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Chief Scientist Shigeto Nishino Japan Agency for Marine - Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) 2-15 Natsushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061, Japan Tel: +81-46-867-9487, Fax: +81-46-867-9437 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PI Toru Hirawake (Hokkaido Unviersity)
Please also mention that this cruise was supported by the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) Project, which was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and the Global Change Observation Mission-Climate (GCOM-C) mission of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Tab separated text fromat. Filename conventions for aCDOM include a 3 digit code representing an internal water sample number. The file "SampleLog_aCDOM_MR1705C.xlsx" lists corresponding stations and depths for these samples.