Gridded Products : Aragonite Saturation (Pacific Ocean)


Maps of Aragonite Saturation (Pacific Ocean)

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The product was created using the improved technique of Nakaoka et al. (2013), Biogeosciences, 10, 6093-6106, and that of Yasunaka et al. (2013), JGR:Ocean, 118, 3843-3850.
The data is provided as .csv files.

Temporal Coverage
Long-term (2001-2014) mean monthly distributions from January to December
*The monthly distributions from Jan. 2001 to Dec. 2014 will be published in the near future.
Spatial Coverage
1 degree × 1 degree grid in the Pacific Ocean (45°S-65°N, 120°E-90°W)


Nakaoka, S, M.Telszwski, Y.Nojiri, S.Yasunaka, C.Miyazaki, H.Mukai and N.Usui : Estimating temporal and spatial variation of ocean surface pCO2 in the North Pacific using a Self Organizing Map neural network technique, Biogeosciences, 10, 6003-6106, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6093-2013, 2013.

Yasunaka, S., Y.Nojiri, S.Nakaoka, T.Ono, H.Mukai, and N.Usui(2013), Monthly maps of sea surface dissolved inorganic carbon in the North Pacific: Basin-wide distribution and seasonal variation, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, 3843-3850, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20279.

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