Parameter: Chl_a

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 chlorophyll a
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 chlorophyll a
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Total chlorophyll a pigment. See dataset for units of measurement; often reported in: milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3); micrograms/liter (ug/L); nanograms/liter (ng/L).

CAUTION Within JGOFS MERGED water column products: this parameter is derived from HPLC methodology and the units are nanograms/liter; however; this parameter name is also used for a variety of water and nonwater column sampling; derived via the fluorometric method; units will also vary.

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Sample filtered onto 25 mm 0.2 um cellulose nitrate filter and frozen. Extracted with 90% Acetone in the refrigerator for 20-24 h (no grinding of filer). Then measured on a Turner 10-AU using narrow band width filters per Welschmeyer xxxx. Once every 4 y Turner Design liquid standard is used for recalibration. Solid standard used in between.

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