Long Beach to New Zealand

Trans-Pacific ΔfCO2

Trans-Pacific ΔfCO2

Trans-Pacific ΔfCO2

Trans-Pacific ΔfCO2

In 2004, the CO2 group at PMEL began deploying underway pCO2 systems on container ships transiting from Long Beach, California to Australia and New Zealand, allowing us to document the annual and seasonal changes in surface pCO2 all the way across the equatorial Pacific basin.

Underway pCO2 data collected along 18 trans-Pacific transects indicate significant seasonal differences in both the northern and southern hemisphere, with the higher fCO2 values occurring in the respective warm seasons – April through September in the North, and October through March in the South. The seasonal differences are significant in both the northern and southern pacific, but out of phase by 6 months.

Container ships measuring underway pCO2 since 2004:


Alpha Ship Columbus Waikato
February 2004 - 8/2006

Hamburg Sud Albert Rickmers
September - October, 2007
January - March, 2010
Alpha Ship Cap Van Diemen
September - October, 2008

Hamburg Sud Natalie Schulte
September 2010 - June 2012

Hamburg Sud Cap Vilano
February 2013 - May 2013

Hamburg Sud Cap Blanche
January 2014 - Present

 

Cruise

fCO2

Cruise

fCO2

3/3 to 3/16, 2004
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2004_02.csv
cw2004_02_ReadMe
cw2004_02_tsg.csv
6/10 to 6/23, 2004
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2004_06.csv
cw2004_06_ReadMe
cw2004_06_tsg.csv
9/20 to 10/4, 2004
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2004_09.csv
cw2004_09_ReadMe
cw2004_09_tsg.csv
11/12 to 11/24, 2004
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2004_11.csv
cw2004_11_ReadMe
cw2004_11_tsg.csv
11/26 to 12/1, 2004
Columbus Waikato
(New Zealand to
Australia)

cw2004_11_anz.csv
cw2004_11_anz_ReadMe
cw2004_11_anz_tsg.csv
1/12 to 1/21, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Australia to
New Zealand)

cw2005_01_anz.csv
cw2005_01_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_01_anz_tsg.csv
1/24 to 2/5, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_01.csv
cw2005_01_ReadMe
cw2005_01_tsg.csv
2/16 to 2/28, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_02.csv
cw2005_02_ReadMe
cw2005_02_tsg.csv
3/1 to 3/5, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(New Zealand to
Australia)

cw2005_03_anz.csv
cw2005_03_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_03_anz_tsg.csv
4/6 to 4/17, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_04.csv
cw2005_04_ReadMe
cw2005_04_tsg.csv
4/19 to 4/21, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(New Zealand to
Australia)

cw2005_04_anz.csv
cw2005_04_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_04_anz_tsg.csv
7/2 to 7/15, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_07.csv
cw2005_07_ReadMe
cw2005_07_tsg.csv
7/16 to 7/27, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(New Zealand to
Australia)

cw2005_07_anz.csv
cw2005_07_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_07_anz_tsg.csv
8/17 to 8/31, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_08.csv
cw2005_08_ReadMe
cw2005_08_tsg.csv
9/2 to 9/5, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Australia to
New Zealand)

cw2005_09_anz.csv
cw2005_09_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_09_anz_tsg.csv
9/23 to 10/8, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_09.csv
cw2005_09_ReadMe
cw2005_09_tsg.csv
10/10 to 10/12, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Australia to
New Zealand)

cw2005_10_anz.csv
cw2005_10_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_10_anz_tsg.csv
11/1 to 11/16, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2005_11.csv
cw2005_11_ReadMe
cw2005_11_tsg.csv
11/18 to 11/23, 2005
Columbus Waikato
(Australia to
New Zealand)

cw2005_11_anz.csv
cw2005_11_anz_ReadMe
cw2005_11_anz_tsg.csv
1/3 to 1/15, 2006
Columbus Waikato
(Pacific Transit)

cw2006_01.csv
cw2006_01_ReadMe
cw2006_01_tsg.csv
9/23 to 10/4, 2007
Albert Rickmers
(Pacific Transit)

AR0709.csv
AR0709_ReadMe
ar0709_tsg.csv
10/29 to 11/10, 2007
Albert Rickmers
(Pacific Transit)

AR0710.csv
AR0710_ReadMe
ar0710_tsg.csv
11/4 to 11/15, 2008
Cap Van Diemen
(Pacific Transit)

CVDM2008_11.csv
3/19 to 4/1, 2010
Albert Rickmers
(Pacific Transit)

AR2010_03.csv
10/1 to 10/13, 2010
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2010_09.csv
NS2010_09_ReadMe
11/25 to 12/8, 2010
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2010_11.csv
NS2010_11_ReadMe
March, 2011
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2011_03.csv
NS2011_03_ReadMe
May, 2011
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2011_05.csv
NS2011_05_ReadMe
July, 2011
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2011_07.csv
NS2011_07_ReadMe
September, 2011
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2011_09.csv
NS2011_09_ReadMe
November, 2011
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2011_11.csv
NS2011_11_ReadMe
February, 2012
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2012_02.csv
NS2012_02_ReadMe
April, 2012
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2012_04.csv
NS2012_04_ReadMe
June, 2012
Natalie Schulte
(Pacific Transit)

NS2012_06.csv
NS2012_06_ReadMe
February, 2013
Cap Vilano
(Pacific Transit)

CV2013_02.csv
CV2013_02 Metadata
March, 2013
Cap Vilano
(Pacific Transit)

CV2013_03.csv
CV2013_03 Metadata
May, 2013
Cap Vilano
(Pacific Transit)

CV2013_05.csv
CV2013_05 Metadata
February, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_02.csv
CB2014_02 Metadata
March, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_03.csv
CB2014_03 Metadata
May, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_05.csv
CB2014_05 Metadata
July, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_07.csv
CB2014_07 Metadata
September, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_09.csv
CB2014_09 Metadata
November, 2014
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2014_11.csv
CB2014_11 Metadata
March, 2015
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2015_03.csv
CB2015_03 Metadata
May, 2015
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2015_05.csv
CB2015_05 Metadata
September, 2015
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2015_09.csv
CB2015_09 Metadata
November, 2015
Cap Blanche
(Pacific Transit)

CB2015_11.csv
CB2015_11 Metadata