Parameter: N2_Arsat

Master parameters information
Short Name:
 unknown
Short Description:
 no standard parameter
Official Name:
 unknown
No Data Value:
Description:
 

association with a community-wide standard parameter is not yet defined

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
N2_Arsat
Supplied Units: 
unitless (percent)
Conversion Necessary: 
no
Conversion Utility: 
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 
Saturation anomaly of N2/Ar ratio in percent. 0% indicates that the N2/Ar ratio is equal to that expected at equilibrium for the potential temperature and salinity of the water, ie. N2Arsat = ((N2/Ar) / (N2eq/Areq) - 1) * 100. N2/Ar saturation anomaly is calculated relative to the solubility curves of Hamme, R.C., S.R. Emerson (2004) "The solubility of neon, nitrogen and argon in distilled water and seawater", Deep-Sea Research I, 51(11), p. 1517-1528. These saturation anomaly values are from individual samples. Where a duplicate from the same Niskin was collected and analyzed, the duplicate's value is listed in the second column with the same label appended with "2".