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Consistency of cruise data of the CARINA database in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean

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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 1, 63–75, 2009 © Author(s) 2009. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Earth System Science Data Consistency of cruise data of the CARINA database in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean M. Hoppema1, A. Velo2, S. van Heuven3, T. Tanhua4, R. M. Key5, X. Lin5, D. C. E. Bakker6, F. F. Perez2, A. F. Rı´os2, C. Lo Monaco7, C. L. Sabine8, M. ´Alvarez9, and R. G. J. Bellerby10 1Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Climate Sciences, Postfach 120161, 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany 2Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas – CSIC, Eduardo Cabello 6, 36208 Vigo, Spain 3University of Groningen, Department of Ocean Ecosystems, Biological Center, P.O.Box 14, 9750 AA Groningen, The Netherlands 4Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Marine Biogeochemistry, Kiel, Germany 5Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA 6School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK 7LOCEAN-IPSL, Universite´ Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France 8NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA 9IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marque´s 21, E-07190 Esporles, Spain 10Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen, Allegaten 55, 5007 Bergen, and Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Allegaten 70, 5007 Bergen, Norway Received: 21 August 2009 – Published in Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss.: 27 August 2009 Revised: 30 November 2009 – Accepted: 3 December 2009 – Published: 8 December 2009 Abstract. Initially a North Atlantic project, the CARINA carbon synthesis was extended to include the South- ern Ocean. Carbon and relevant hydrographic and geochemical ancillary data from cruises all across the Arctic Mediterranean Seas, Atlantic and Southern Ocean were released to the public and merged into a new database as part of the CARINA synthesis effort. Of a total of 18

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