Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Data description paper
26 Oct 2021
Data description paper |  | 26 Oct 2021

Description of a global marine particulate organic carbon-13 isotope data set

Maria-Theresia Verwega, Christopher J. Somes, Markus Schartau, Robyn Elizabeth Tuerena, Anne Lorrain, Andreas Oschlies, and Thomas Slawig

Data sets

A global marine particulate organic carbon-13 isotope data product M.-T. Verwega, C. J. Somes, R. E. Tuerena, and A. Lorrain

Short summary
This work describes a ready-to-use collection of particulate organic carbon stable isotope ratio data sets. It covers the 1960s–2010s and all main oceans, providing meta-information and gridded data. The best coverage exists in Atlantic, Indian and Southern Ocean surface waters during the 1990s. It indicates no major difference between methods and shows decreasing values towards high latitudes, with the lowest in the Southern Ocean, and a long-term decline in all regions but the Southern Ocean.
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