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World Ocean Database 2005, Volume 4: Nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, silicate [+DVD]
Garcia, H.E.; Locarnini, R.A.; Boyer, T.P.; Antonov, J.I.; Levitus, S. (2006). World Ocean Database 2005, Volume 4: Nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, silicate [+DVD]. NOAA Atlas NESDIS, 64(4). NOAA: [s.l.]. 396 pp.
Part of: NOAA Atlas NESDIS. NESDIS/US Department of Commerce, NOAA: Washington, more

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Keywords
    Chemical compounds > Nitrogen compounds > Nitrates
    Chemical compounds > Silicon compounds > Silicates
    Nutrients (mineral)
    Marine

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  • Garcia, H.E.
  • Locarnini, R.A.
  • Boyer, T.P.
  • Antonov, J.I.
  • Levitus, S., more

Abstract
    This atlas consists of a description of data analysis procedures and horizontal maps of annual, seasonal, and monthly climatological distribution fields of dissolved inorganic nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, and silicate) at selected standard depth levels of the world ocean on a one-degree latitude-logitude grid. The aim of the maps is to illustrate large-scale characteristics of the distribution of these nutrients as a function of depth. The oceanographic data used to generate these climatological maps were computed by objective analysis of all scientifically quality-controlled historical nutrient data in the World Ocean Database 2005. Maps are presented for climatological composite periods (annual, seasonal, monthly, seasonal and monthly difference fields from the annual mean field, and the number of observations) at selected standard depths.

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