Dataset: O2/Ar and triple oxygen isotopes
Deployment: TJ9

Dissolved gas O2/Ar and triple oxygen isotope discrete samples
Principal Investigator: 
Paul Quay (University of Washington, UW)
Hilary I. Palevsky (University of Washington, UW)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Version Date: 

This dataset includes triple oxygen isotopes (δ17O and δ18O), a tracer of gross primary production; oxygen/argon dissolved gas ratios, a tracer of net community production or carbon export; temperature and salinity. Samples were collected during transects across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to Long Beach, CA on commercial container ships starting in 2008.

Related Dataset: Carbonate chemistry and isotopes

References resulting from these data:

Palevsky, H. I., P. D. Quay, and D. P. Nicholson (2016), Discrepant estimates of primary and export production from satellite algorithms, a biogeochemical model and geochemical tracer measurements in the North Pacific Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070226.

Palevsky, H. I., P. D. Quay, D. E. Lockwood, and D. P. Nicholson (2016), The annual cycle of gross primary production, net community production, and export efficiency across the North Pacific Ocean, Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, 30, doi:10.1002/2015GB005318.

Related References:

Emerson, S., C. Stump, D. Wilbur, and P. Quay (1999), Accurate measurement of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon gases in water and the solubility of Nitrogen, Mar. Chem., 64, 337–347, doi:10.1016/S0304-4203(98)00090-5.

Hendricks, M. B., M. L. Bender, and B. A. Barnett (2004), Net and gross O2 production in the southern ocean from measurements of biological O2 saturation and its triple isotope composition, Deep Sea Res., Part I, 51(11), 1541–1561, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2004.06.006.

Juranek, L. W., and P. D. Quay (2005), In vitro and in situ gross primary and net community production in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre using labeled and natural abundance isotopes of dissolved O2, Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, 19(3), doi:10.1029/2004GB002384.

Juranek, L. W., R. C. Hamme, J. Kaiser, R. Wanninkhof, and P. D. Quay (2010), Evidence of O2 consumption in underway seawater lines: Implications for air-sea O2 and CO2 fluxes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37(1), 1–5, doi:10.1029/2009GL040423.

Quay, P., J. Stutsman, and T. Steinhoff (2012), Primary production and carbon export rates across the subpolar N. Atlantic Ocean basin based on triple oxygen isotope and dissolved O2 and Ar gas measurements, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24 26, doi:10.1029/2010GB004003.

Stanley, R. H. R., J. B. Kirkpatrick, N. Cassar, B. A. Barnett, and M. L. Bender (2010), Net community production and gross primary production rates in the western equatorial Pacific, Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, 24(4), 1–17, doi:10.1029/2009GB003651.

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