Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 441–454, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-441-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 441–454, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-441-2019

Brief communication 05 Apr 2019

Brief communication | 05 Apr 2019

A comprehensive global oceanic dataset of helium isotope and tritium measurements

William J. Jenkins et al.

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A comprehensive global oceanic dataset of discrete measurements of helium isotope and tritium during the hydrographic cruises on various ships from 1952-10-21 to 2016-01-22 (NCEI Accession 0176626). Version 2.2 William J. Jenkins, Scott C. Doney, Michaela Fendrock, Rana Fine, Toshitaka Gamo, Philippe Jean-Baptiste, Robert Key, Birgit Klein, John E. Lupton, Monika Rhein, Wolfgang Roether, Yuji Sano, Reiner Schlitzer, Peter Schlosser, and James H. Swift https://doi.org/10.25921/c1sn-9631

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This paper describes an assembled dataset containing measurements of certain trace substances in the ocean, their distributions, and evolution with time. These substances, called tracers, result from a combination of natural and artificial processes, and their distribution and evolution provide important clues about ocean circulation, mixing, and ventilation. In addition, they give information about the global hydrologic cycle and volcanic and hydrothermal processes.