Dataset: GP16 Cellular element quotas
Deployment: TN303

Element quotas of individual phytoplankton cells
Principal Investigator: 
Benjamin Twining (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Deployment Synonyms:
 GEOTRACES EPZT,  GEOTRACES East Pacific Zonal Transect (EPZT),  GT13,  325020131025,  GP16

Individual phytoplankton cells were collected on the GEOTRACES East Pacific Zonal Transect cruises were analyzed for elemental content using SXRF (Synchrotron radiation X-Ray Fluorescence). Carbon was calculated from biovolume using the relationships of Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000). Trace metal concentrations are reported.

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SXRF maps
SXRF spectra

Related references:

Menden-Deuer, S. and E. J. Lessard (2000). Carbon to volume relationships for dinoflagellates, diatoms, and other protist plankton. Limnology and Oceanography 45(3): 569-579.

* Twining, B. S., S. Rauschenberg, P. L. Morton, and S. Vogt. 2015. Metal contents of phytoplankton and labile particulate material in the North Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography 137: 261-283.

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