Mean chlorophyll a concentration in ocean

Range 0.21 – 0.26 mg/m^3
Organism Biosphere
Reference Julia Uitz, Herve´ Claustre, Andre´ Morel, and Stanford B. Hooker, Vertical distribution of phytoplankton communities in open ocean: An assessment based on surface chlorophyll, Journal of geophysical research, Vol. 111, 2006, C08005, doi:10.1029/2005JC003207 p.3 right column top paragraph
Primary Source Antoine, D., A. Morel, H. R. Gordon, V. F. Banzon, and R. Evans (2005), Bridging ocean color observations of the 1980s and 2000s in search of long-term trends, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C06009, doi:10.1029/ 2004JC002620.
Method Ocean color imagery
Comments P.3 right column top paragraph: "With a mean (and median) value of 0.184 mg/m^3, the shape of the frequency distribution is similar to that derived for the whole ocean from ocean color imagery (mean value 0.21–0.26 mg/m^3 [primary source])."
Entered by Uri M
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