Parameter: OM_calc

Master parameters information
Short Name:
 OM_ca
Short Description:
 OM_ca
Official Name:
 Calcite Saturation State
No Data Value:
 nd
Description:
 

The saturation state of seawater with respect to calcite (known as OMEGA_ar) is a measure of the thermodynamic potential for calcite to form or to dissolve, and is defined as the product of the concentrations of dissolved calcium and carbonate ions in seawater, divided by their product at equilibrium.

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
OM_calc
Supplied Units: 
unitless
Conversion Necessary: 
no
Conversion Utility: 
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 
The saturation state of seawater with respect to calcite (known as OMEGA_ar) is a measure of the thermodynamic potential for calcite to form or to dissolve and is defined as the product of the concentrations of dissolved calcium and carbonate ions in seawater divided by their product at equilibrium.