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Data Descriptor: a database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters

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Davies, CH, Ajani, P, Armbrecht, L, Atkins, N, Baird, ME, Beard, J, Bonham, P, Burford, M, Clementson, L, Coad, P, Crawford, C ORCID: 0000-0002-0705-2378, Dela-Cruz, J, Doblin, MA, Edgar, S, Eriksen, R ORCID: 0000-0002-5184-2465, Everett, JD, Furnas, M, Harrison, DP, Hassler, C, Henschke, N, Hoenner, X, Ingleton, T, Jameson, I, Keesing, J, Leterme, SC, McLaughlin, MJ, Miller, M, Moffatt, D, Moss, A, Nayar, S, Patten, NL, Patten, R, Pausina, SA, Proctor, R ORCID: 0000-0002-6926-2821, Raes, E, Robb, M, Rothlisberg, P, Saeck, EA, Scanes, P, Suthers, IM, Swadling, KM ORCID: 0000-0002-7620-841X, Talbot, S, Thompson, P, Thompson, PG, Uribe-Palomino, J, van Ruth, P, Waite, AM, Wright, S and Richardson, AJ 2018 , 'Data Descriptor: a database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters' , Scientific Data, vol. 5 , pp. 1-8 , doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.18.

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Abstract

Chlorophyll a is the most commonly used indicator of phytoplankton biomass in the marine environment. It is relatively simple and cost effective to measure when compared to phytoplankton abundance and is thus routinely included in many surveys. Here we collate 173, 333 records of chlorophyll a collected since 1965 from Australian waters gathered from researchers on regular coastal monitoring surveys and ocean voyages into a single repository. This dataset includes the chlorophyll a values as measured from samples analysed using spectrophotometry, fluorometry and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The Australian Chlorophyll a database is freely available through the Australian Ocean Data Network portal (https://portal.aodn.org.au/). These data can be used in isolation as an index of phytoplankton biomass or in combination with other data to provide insight into water quality, ecosystem state, and relationships with other trophic levels such as zooplankton or fish.

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Authors/Creators:Davies, CH and Ajani, P and Armbrecht, L and Atkins, N and Baird, ME and Beard, J and Bonham, P and Burford, M and Clementson, L and Coad, P and Crawford, C and Dela-Cruz, J and Doblin, MA and Edgar, S and Eriksen, R and Everett, JD and Furnas, M and Harrison, DP and Hassler, C and Henschke, N and Hoenner, X and Ingleton, T and Jameson, I and Keesing, J and Leterme, SC and McLaughlin, MJ and Miller, M and Moffatt, D and Moss, A and Nayar, S and Patten, NL and Patten, R and Pausina, SA and Proctor, R and Raes, E and Robb, M and Rothlisberg, P and Saeck, EA and Scanes, P and Suthers, IM and Swadling, KM and Talbot, S and Thompson, P and Thompson, PG and Uribe-Palomino, J and van Ruth, P and Waite, AM and Wright, S and Richardson, AJ
Keywords: marine biology, marine chemistry, physical oceanography
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Data
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2052-4463
DOI / ID Number: 10.1038/sdata.2018.18
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Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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