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The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014

The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014
The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014
The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014 (IDP2014) is the first publicly available data product of the international GEOTRACES programme, and contains data measured and quality controlled before the end of 2013. It consists of two parts: (1) a compilation of digital data for more than 200 trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) as well as classical hydrographic parameters, and (2) the eGEOTRACES Electronic Atlas providing a strongly inter-linked on-line atlas including more than 300 section plots and 90 animated 3D scenes. The IDP2014 covers the Atlantic, Arctic, and Indian oceans, exhibiting highest data density in the Atlantic. The TEI data in the IDP2014 are quality controlled by careful assessment of intercalibration results and multi-laboratory data comparisons at cross-over stations. The digital data are provided in several formats, including ASCII spreadsheet, Excel spreadsheet, netCDF, and Ocean Data View collection. In addition to the actual data values the IDP2014 also contains data quality flags and 1-? data error values where available. Quality flags and error values are useful for data filtering. Metadata about data originators, analytical methods and original publications related to the data are linked to the data in an easily accessible way. The eGEOTRACES Electronic Atlas is the visual representation of the IDP2014 data providing section plots and a new kind of animated 3D scenes. The basin-wide 3D scenes allow for viewing of data from many cruises at the same time, thereby providing quick overviews of large-scale tracer distributions. In addition, the 3D scenes provide geographical and bathymetric context that is crucial for the interpretation and assessment of observed tracer plumes, as well as for making inferences about controlling processes.
GEOTRACES, trace elements, isotopes, electronic atlas
0304-4203
1-8
Bates, Nicholas
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Le Moigne, Frederic
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Lohan, Maeve C.
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Mawji, Edward
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Stichel, Torben
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Wyatt, Neil
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The GEOTRACES Group
Bates, Nicholas
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Le Moigne, Frederic
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Lohan, Maeve C.
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Mawji, Edward
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Stichel, Torben
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Wyatt, Neil
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Bates, Nicholas, Le Moigne, Frederic, Lohan, Maeve C., Mawji, Edward, Stichel, Torben and Wyatt, Neil , The GEOTRACES Group (2015) The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014. Marine Chemistry, 177 (1), 1-8. (doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.04.005).

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Abstract

The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014 (IDP2014) is the first publicly available data product of the international GEOTRACES programme, and contains data measured and quality controlled before the end of 2013. It consists of two parts: (1) a compilation of digital data for more than 200 trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) as well as classical hydrographic parameters, and (2) the eGEOTRACES Electronic Atlas providing a strongly inter-linked on-line atlas including more than 300 section plots and 90 animated 3D scenes. The IDP2014 covers the Atlantic, Arctic, and Indian oceans, exhibiting highest data density in the Atlantic. The TEI data in the IDP2014 are quality controlled by careful assessment of intercalibration results and multi-laboratory data comparisons at cross-over stations. The digital data are provided in several formats, including ASCII spreadsheet, Excel spreadsheet, netCDF, and Ocean Data View collection. In addition to the actual data values the IDP2014 also contains data quality flags and 1-? data error values where available. Quality flags and error values are useful for data filtering. Metadata about data originators, analytical methods and original publications related to the data are linked to the data in an easily accessible way. The eGEOTRACES Electronic Atlas is the visual representation of the IDP2014 data providing section plots and a new kind of animated 3D scenes. The basin-wide 3D scenes allow for viewing of data from many cruises at the same time, thereby providing quick overviews of large-scale tracer distributions. In addition, the 3D scenes provide geographical and bathymetric context that is crucial for the interpretation and assessment of observed tracer plumes, as well as for making inferences about controlling processes.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 April 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 April 2015
Published date: December 2015
Keywords: GEOTRACES, trace elements, isotopes, electronic atlas
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science, Marine Biogeochemistry, National Oceanography Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 377728
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377728
ISSN: 0304-4203
PURE UUID: b7a7f61d-36d9-4306-8afd-effa8ba33ce7
ORCID for Neil Wyatt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1080-7778

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Date deposited: 05 Jun 2015 16:05
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:26

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