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BioGeoChemical-Argo float data complemented with ocean-colour satellite matchups of variables related to the detection of coccolithophore blooms
This dataset contains bio-optical measurements from BioGeoChemical-Argo (BGC-Argo) profiling floats complemented with ocean-colour satellite matchups of variables related to the detection of coccolithophore blooms dominated by Emiliania huxleyi.
BGC-Argo float data cover the global ocean from November 2012 to December 2018 and include measurements of the particulate backscattering coefficient (BBP_float in m-1), the concentration of Chlorophyll-a (CHLA_float in mg m-3), and the particulate beam attenuation coefficient (CP_float in m-1) with data processing and quality control described in the manuscript entitled “Detection of coccolithophore blooms with BioGeoChemical-Argo floats” submitted to Geophysical Research Letters. The data represent near-surface ocean conditions, calculated as the average value in the top 15m of the water column.
Daily ocean-colour satellite data were downloaded from the GlobColour project (ftp://ftp.hermes.acri.fr) with a spatial resolution of 4km and matched with every BGC-Argo float observation by using a 5x5 pixel box and a 9-day temporal window. For each float observation, we extracted concurrent satellite data of the concentrations of Particulate Inorganic Carbon (PIC_sat in mmol m-3) and Particulate Organic Carbon (POC_sat in mmol m-3), from which we derived the proportion of PIC_sat to the total particulate carbon concentration (PIC_POC_sat in % and defined as PIC_sat / [PIC_sat+POC_sat]).
Coccolithophore bloom periods were identified using annual times series of PIC_sat and PIC_POC_sat at each profile location as described in the submitted manuscript, and the column “inside_coccolithophore_bloom” reports the float observations occurring inside such blooms.
BioGeoChemical-Argo floats, Bio-optics, Satellite matchups, Coccolithophore blooms, Global ocean, Ocean surface
90N, -90S, 180E, -180W
The float sensors were the ECO Triplet (Three Channel Sensor; WET Labs, Inc., USA) measuring the chlorophyll-a fluorescence and the scattering of light at 700 nm and an angle of 124°; and the C-Rover beam transmissometer (WET Labs, Inc., USA) measuring the attenuation of light at 660 nm.
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