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Fraction of ocean volume that constitutes water below the sunlit surface layer (i.e., the dark ocean) Biosphere 90 % 115202 Pachiadaki MG et al....
Fraction of ocean volume that is water below the sunlit surface layer (i.e., the dark ocean) Biosphere 90 % 114399 Pachiadaki MG et al....
Mean chlorophyll a concentration in ocean Biosphere 0.21 – 0.26 mg/m^3 112621 Julia Uitz, Herve´ Claustre...
Silicon budget in the world ocean Biosphere Table - link Tmol Si/year 114466 Tréguer PJ, De La Rocha...
Typical density in upper 1,000m of ocean Protist radiolaria 1 - 5,000 individuals/m^3 114451 Tréguer PJ, De La Rocha...
Number of bacteria in ocean Biosphere 1E+29 Bacteria 108286 Lawrence R . Pomeroy...
Primary production in the modern ocean Biosphere ≈1.5X10^15 mol C/year 110484 Johnston DT, Wolfe-Simon F...
Budget of silicon in the world ocean Biosphere Table - link 1Tmol Si/year 114448 Tréguer P et al., The...
Number of eukaryotic species in ocean Biosphere ~200,000 species 112669 Andersen KH et al., ...
global atmospheric iron deposition in open ocean Biosphere 9.6e+10 mol/year 100786 Fung, I.Y., S.K. Meyn...
Average pH of the ocean Biosphere 8.2 Unitless 100966 aquatic photosynthesis...
Open ocean respiration Biosphere 110 to 160 PgC/year 106015 John A. Raven, Contributions...
Estimated residence time of silicon in the modern ocean Biosphere 15,000 - 17,000 years 114450 Tréguer PJ, De La Rocha...
Turnover time of nitrogen in ocean Biosphere 2500 Years 104779 L. A. Codispoti, An oceanic...
Concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide in surface ocean Biosphere ~10 μM 108697 aquatic photosynthesis...
Estimates of the total ocean phytomass Biosphere 1 to 10^6 Table - link Gt C 109599 Vaclav Smil, The Earth's...
Specific growth rate of Synechococcus in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean Cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. 0.7 1/day 113495 MV Zubkov, Faster growth...
Summary of CaCO3 flux estimates for the ocean Biosphere Table - link N/A 108709 Doney SC, Fabry VJ, Feely RA...
global iron assimilated by phytoplankton in open ocean Biosphere 6.7e+11 gram/year 100785 Fung, I.Y., S.K. Meyn...
Concentration of important ions in ocean water Biosphere 560 Cl-: 500 Na+: 50 mg2+: 50 (SO4)2-: 10 K+: 10 Ca2+ mM 106594 Fagerbakke KM, Norland S...