Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2639–2679, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2639-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2639–2679, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2639-2022
Data description paper
09 Jun 2022
Data description paper | 09 Jun 2022

Revisiting five decades of 234Th data: a comprehensive global oceanic compilation

Elena Ceballos-Romero et al.

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More than 50 years of Th-234 data: a comprehensive global oceanic compilation Elena Ceballos-Romero, Ken O. Buesseler, Carlos Muñoz-Nevado, and María Villa-Alfageme https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.918125

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Thorium-234 is widely used for studying the removal rate of material on sinking particles from the upper ocean and for determining the downward flux of carbon. In this study, we present a compilation of the 50 years of 234Th measurements in the ocean and provide a broad overview of the character of the datasets. This provides a valuable resource useful to better understand and quantify how the contemporary oceanic carbon uptake functions and how it will change in future.