Primary production and chlorophyll a measured from water bottle samples during METEOR cruise M156


This dataset includes measured and calculated data over the epipelagic layer (0-200 m depth) of 25 stations with 14 of them inside or in the vicinity of a cyclonic eddy that formed off Mauritania along the ∼ 900 km zonal corridor between Mauritania and the Cabo Verde islands in the eastern Tropical North Atlantic during the M156 cruise on the RV Meteor from July 3rd to August 1st 2019. Chlorophyll a was measured from photometric analysis based on Evans et al, (1987).We converted the cell abundance of the different autotrophic pico- and nanoplankton populations into biomass based on Hernández-Hernández et al. (2020, Extracellular release rates, dissolved-, particulate- and total- primary production rates were determined from 14C incorporation according to Nielsen (1952, and Gargas (1975).

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Creator Devresse, Quentin; Becker, Kevin W; Engel, Anja
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 03F0815A
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 685 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-24.330W, 18.000S, -16.520E, 19.150N); North Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-07-04T07:58:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-29T01:17:00Z