Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 117–125, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-117-2015
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 117–125, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-117-2015

Review article 11 Jun 2015

Review article | 11 Jun 2015

A metadata template for ocean acidification data

L.-Q. Jiang et al.

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With the rapid expansion of studies on biological responses of organisms to OA, the lack of a common metadata template to document the resulting data poses a significant hindrance to effective OA data management efforts. In this paper, we present a metadata template that can be applied to a broad spectrum of OA studies, including those studying the biological responses of organisms to OA. This paper defines best practices for documenting ocean acidification (OA) data.