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Bouman, Heather A; Platt, Trevor; Doblin, Martina A; Figueiras, Francisco G; Gudmundsson, Kristinn; Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn G; Huang, Bangqin; Hickman, Anna; Hiscock, Michael R; Jackson, Thomas; Lutz, Vivian A; Melin, Frederic; Rey, Francisco; Pepin, Pierre; Segura, Valeria; Tilstone, Gavin; van Dongen-Vogels, Virginie; Sathyendranath, Shubha (2017): A global dataset of photosynthesis-irradiance parameters for marine phytoplankton. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bouman, HA et al. (in review): A global database of photosynthesis-irradiance parameters used for the estimation of marine primary production. Earth System Science Data Discussions,

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The MAPPS global database of photosynthesis-irradiance (P-E) parameters consists of over 5000 P-E experiments that provides information on the spatio-temporal variability in the two P-E parameters (the assimilation number, and the initial slope) that are fundamental inputs for models of marine primary production that use chlorophyll as the state variable. The experiments were carried out by an international group of research scientists to examine the basin-scale variability in the photophysiological response of marine phytoplankton over a range of oceanic regimes (from the oligotrophic gyres to productive shelf systems) and covers several decades. These data can be used to improve the assignment of P-E parameters in the estimation of marine primary production using satellite data.
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van Dongen-Vogels, Virginie; Everett, Jason D; Doblin, Martina A (2015): Phytoplankton production, photosynthetic (P vs E) parameters, and particulate organic carbon and nitrogen within distinct water masses of eastern Australian coastal and shelf waters between 29 °S and 36 °S during spring 2010. University of Technology, Sydney, PANGAEA,
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Further details:
Forget, Marie-Hélèn; Platt, Trevor; Sathyendranath, Shubha; Fanning, Paul (2010): Phytoplankton size structure, distribution, and primary production as the basis for trophic analysis of Caribbean ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68(4), 751-765,
Median Latitude: 18.220744 * Median Longitude: 19.131649 * South-bound Latitude: -76.629900 * West-bound Longitude: -178.174700 * North-bound Latitude: 83.310500 * East-bound Longitude: 179.998500
Date/Time Start: 1977-04-30T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2013-09-09T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, water: 0.00 m * Maximum DEPTH, water: 200.30 m
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1IdentificationIDBouman, Heather A
2Chief scientist(s)Chief scientist(s)Bouman, Heather API
3NameNameBouman, Heather Aof ship
4ProjectProjectBouman, Heather Acruise program
5Station labelStationBouman, Heather A
6Sample IDSample IDBouman, Heather A
7LATITUDELatitudeBouman, Heather AGeocode
8LONGITUDELongitudeBouman, Heather AGeocode
9DEPTH, waterDepth watermBouman, Heather AGeocode
10DATE/TIMEDate/TimeBouman, Heather AGeocode
11Chlorophyll aChl aµg/lBouman, Heather A
12Maximum light utilization coefficient in carbon normalized to chlorophyll aalpha(mg C/mg Chl a/h)/(µE/m2/s)Bouman, Heather A
13Production rate, maximal, light saturated, as carbon normalized to chlorophyll aPBmaxmg C/mg Chl a/hBouman, Heather A
14Biogeographical provinceBG provinceBouman, Heather ALonghurst
15CommentCommentBouman, Heather ALAMP_CORR [Y/N]
16Light saturationEkµmol/m2/sBouman, Heather A
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