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Dataset

 
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Theme 2 Sub Theme 6: Global Phytoplankton Size Class (PSC) 10 Year Monthly Climatology (1997-2007) from Plymouth Marine Laboratory using SeaWiFS satellite

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-08-29
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Abstract

This dataset contains the fractional contributions of three phytoplankton size classes (micro-, nano- and picoplankton) over the globe for the period 1997-2007, as produced by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) using SeaWIFs data. A 10 year monthly climatology is available together with accompanying maps. This dataset was produced as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Theme 2 programme (Monitoring, Diagnosis and Prediction of the Global Carbon-Cycle), Quantification of ocean biogeochemistry and carbon fluxes sub-theme 6 (ST6).

Citable as:  National Centre for Earth Observation; Brewin, R.J.W. (2012): Theme 2 Sub Theme 6: Global Phytoplankton Size Class (PSC) 10 Year Monthly Climatology (1997-2007) from Plymouth Marine Laboratory using SeaWiFS satellite. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7201151d40683a4420da90c30640d4fa
Abbreviation: NCEO_T2_Phytoplankton
Keywords: phytoplankton, global, climatology, nceo

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/neodc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_2bee5f8e-f1e1-11e1-be9e-00163e251233
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data prepared by authors and sent to NERC Earth Observations Data Centre (NEODC) for archiving. Data files are checked for CF conventions compliance. Filenames follow the BADC/NEODC filename convention.

File Format:
NetCDF data files and Associated maps are stored as png files. A metadata file is associated with the files in the archive.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Three-population model of phytoplankton absorption deployed on Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) computer
Abstract This computation involved: Three-population model of phytoplankton absorption deployed on Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) computer. A team led by Robert Brewin at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, has developed a model that calculates the phytoplankton absorption coefficient at various wavelengths based on three-component populations of phytoplankton which can be linked to the three size classes of phytoplankton (picophytoplankton, nanophytoplankton, and microphytoplankton).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • long_name: Microphytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • var_id: Micro_percent_Tchl
  • units: %
  • names: Microphytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • units: %
  • long_name: Nanophytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • var_id: Nano_percent_Tchl
  • names: Nanophytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • units: %
  • long_name: Picophytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • var_id: Pico_percent_Tchl
  • names: Picophytoplankton_percent_Tchl
  • long_name: Tchl
  • standard_name: chlorophyll_concentration_in_sea_water
  • var_id: Tchl
  • units: mg/m^3
  • names: chlorophyll_concentration_in_sea_water, Tchl

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1997-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2007-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°