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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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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.