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Monthly Nutrient Climatologies of the Oceanic Upper Layer


The phosphate, nitrate and silicate data used to produce the monthly climatologies were taken from the World Ocean Atlas 1998 produced by the Ocean Climate Laboratory at the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The monthly grids are analyzed onto the top 14 NODC standard levels 0, 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500 m. The horizontal resolution is 2 degrees by 2 degrees.

Temporal Range:
1945 to 1996
Nitrate Phosphate Silicate
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Louanchi F. and R.G. Najjar, 2001: Annual cycles of nutrients and oxygen in the upper layer of the North Atlantic Ocean Deep Sea Research, 17, 2155-2171.

Louanchi F. and R.G. Najjar, 2000: A global monthly climatology of phosphate, nitrate and silicate in the upper ocean: export production and shallow remineralization Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 14, 957-977.

Total Volume:
125.78 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation), Binary (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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