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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....
Estimated total respiration in the ocean interior Biosphere 1.2e+14 mol O2/year 115385 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Total respiration in the open ocean Biosphere 66 (56 - 76) Gt C/year 115412 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
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...
Budget of silicon in the world ocean Biosphere Table - link 1Tmol Si/year 114448 Tréguer P et al., The...
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...
global atmospheric iron deposition in open ocean Biosphere 9.6e+10 mol/year 100786 Fung, I.Y., S.K. Meyn...
Global respiration in the surface layer of the ocean Biosphere ~143 Gt C/year 115383 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Number of eukaryotic species in ocean Biosphere ~200,000 species 112669 Andersen KH et al., ...
Open ocean respiration Biosphere 110 to 160 PgC/year 106015 John A. Raven, Contributions...
Rates of respiration in the surface layer of the ocean Biosphere ~1.2 g C/m^2/day 115378 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Estimated residence time of silicon in the modern ocean Biosphere 15,000 - 17,000 years 114450 Tréguer PJ, De La Rocha...
Average pH of the ocean Biosphere 8.2 Unitless 100966 aquatic photosynthesis...
Fraction of ocean volume that is the uppermost, illuminated layer Biosphere <6 % 114399 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide in surface ocean Biosphere ~10 μM 108697 aquatic photosynthesis...
Turnover time of nitrogen in ocean Biosphere 2500 Years 104779 L. A. Codispoti, An oceanic...
Estimates of the total ocean phytomass Biosphere 1 to 10^6 Table - link Gt C 109599 Vaclav Smil, The Earth's...