About DVD-ROM:
Usage Information and Help Document


Information for first time DVD-ROM access is available in the README_1st file.

  README First instructions for first time visitors

On-line Technical Support

  DVD-ROM technical support (available at the U.S. JGOFS web site)

Data acknowledgement policy

The data available here are intended solely for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating investigator(s) as noted in the supporting documentation accompanying each individual data set. Anyone wishing to use U.S. JGOFS data in a presentation, report, thesis or publication is encouraged to contact the originating principal investigator. It is expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data use will be strictly honored.

Suggested citation format

Suggested DVD-ROM citation format from Modern Language Association Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd Edition [http://www.mla.org/set_stl.html ]):

Author or editor's name. "Document title". Publication information for printed source. Title of DVD-ROM. DVD-ROM. Edition, release or version (if relevant). Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication.

Suggested general format for citing data or documents from this DVD-ROM is:
PI name(s). "Data set title". United States JGOFS Final Data Report: Synthesis and Modeling Project Results, part 2. DVD-ROM. volume 3, version 1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA: U.S. JGOFS Data Management Office, November 2005.
For example, this would be the suggested format to cite Hugh Ducklow's Bacteria synthesis project:
Ducklow, Hugh, et al. "Constraining and understanding bacterial biomass and production variability in ocean ecosystems". United States JGOFS Final Data Report: Synthesis and Modeling Project Results, part 2. DVD-ROM. volume 3, version 1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA: U.S. JGOFS Data Management Office, November 2005.
To cite the DVD-ROM (not a specific article):
United States JGOFS Final Data Report: Synthesis and Modeling Project Results: part 2.
DVD-ROM. volume 3, version 1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA: U.S. JGOFS Data Management Office, November 2005.
In situations where a printed reference is required, it may be possible to cite a Deep Sea Research II paper (in progress). Check the U.S. JGOFS DVD-ROM technical support page at the U.S. JGOFS web site for citation text.

  DVD-ROM technical support (available at the U.S. JGOFS web site)

Using web browser interface to U.S. JGOFS DVD-ROM Data Report

The primary interface to this report is a web browser client (Netscape , Mozilla , Microsoft Internet Explorer or Safari are some examples), used to access the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) pages.

Navigating the Data Report

The Data Directory page, accessed by clicking on the data button in the navigation bar at the top of each page, contains links to data, results and supporting documentation files from individual investigations funded within the Synthesis and Modeling Project (SMP).

Data file formats
SMP results published in this report are either plain ASCII text files (either TSV TAB-separated, CSV comma-separated or space-separated values) or netCDF (network Common Data Form).

Copying data files
The data files may be downloaded/copied to a local disk and opened in any application which can read files of that format. Click on a link to view a file and then use 'File->Save As' to copy the file to your local disk. For large data files, it may be preferable to download the file without viewing in a browser window. Various browser-platform combinations support this function differently. Usually pressing a key (SHIFT, CTRL, COMMAND) while clicking on a link or simply right-clicking will pop up a menu of possible actions. For example, IE 6/Windows 2000 users can right-click on a link and choose 'Save Target As ...' to download/copy files from the data report pages without previewing them in the browser window.

Data documentation
Descriptions of the data and any notes from the principal investigator are included in this report along with project data and results.

Off-media files
Most links refer to documents included on the DVD-ROM. Linked documents which are not local to this disc are indicated by a blue arrow and will open the target document in a new browser window.

Additional applications that may be required
Acrobat Reader is required to read PDF files. Click on the logo, to download the free reader now.

Other information available in this data report

Additional information can be accessed by clicking on the buttons in the navigation bar appearing atop most pages of this report.

  for general information about the U.S. JGOFS program

  to access this page of instructions for using this data report

  for a description of the U.S. JGOFS scientific research program

  for a list of U.S. JGOFS publications

  to go directly to the report's data directory page (complete explanation above)

The 'sub-nav' bar provides access to supplementary information contained in this report.

HOME   returns to the first page (back to welcome.htm page, where you started)
CONTACTS   lists U.S. JGOFS contact information (addresses)
RELATED LINKS   lists web pages of sites related to U.S. JGOFS
SITE INDEX   is a navigable table of contents for this report
HELP   is a link to this page of instructions

Platforms tested

This DVD-ROM is ISO-9660 compliant with Rock Ridge (anonymous), 30 character filename and Joliet (Windows) extensions. The file content was developed using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 (HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN syntax) on a Windows XP system with Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519 and Firefox 1.0.7 [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7].

This DVD-ROM has been tested on and can be viewed using the following combinations of operating systems and web browser client versions:
Windows 2000 v5.0 SP3, IE 6.0, Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0.7
(2GHz with 512 MB RAM and 1GHz with 256 MB RAM)
Windows XP, IE 6.0, Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0.7
Macintosh OS 9, IE 4.5, IE 5.2, Netscape 4.78
Macintosh OS X v10.2.4, IE 5.2.2 Netscape 4.78 and 7.02
(867 MHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB RAM)
Linux Red Hat 9.0, Mozilla 5, Firefox 1.0

Known Issues

The pages of this report are content-rich and are best viewed at a high screen resolution. The documents were developed using a 1600 x 1200 display setting and are best viewed on a screen set to at least 1280 x 1024 with 16 bit color.

In some configurations one receives a message when opening welcome.htm: "Cannot find welcome.htm or one of it's components" (or a variation of same). The file will most likely open anyway and you may continue navigating the DVD-ROM without serious side-effects.

Sometimes after clicking on a link from the data directory pages, a page is returned which lists the file system contents of a data directory. If this happens, simply use the browser [Back] button to return to the previous page and try clicking the same link again. The second try usually returns the desired page.

Mac OS sometimes 'disappears folders from the DVD-ROM'. If you suddenly receive error messages about files not found, try ejecting the DVD-ROM from the drive and then reinserting the disc and trying again.

Internet Explorer on MacOS may not be able to open the .tsv format data files until you have specified the appropriate Helper Application.

  MacOS/IE: specifying helper applications