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Particulate carbon export flux layers
Entry ID: Particulate_carbon_export_flux_layers

Abstract: These POC export flux maps (units of g C. m-2 day-1) were compiled from Lutz et al. (2007) algorithm, following Woolley et al. (2016) procedure. They were produced after calculation of the Seasonal Variation Index of Net Primary Production layers (NPP, g C. m-2 day-1, see Lutz et al. 2007 for the methodology) available on a monthly basis at (accessed on April 05, 2017). NPP layers are derivates of the Carbon-based Productivity Model that integrates several compounds such as satellite data color measurements, photosynthetically active radiation values or mix layer and nitrocline depth estimations (Westberry et al. 2008). Bathymetric layers used for the calculation were derived from Fabry-Ruiz et al. (submitted paper).

Purpose: This export model, calculated on a seasonal or annual basis, can provide an interesting proxy for species spatial richness (Tittensor et al. 2011, Woolley et al. 2016) and POC export estimate may constitute a useful environmental descriptor in distribution modelling procedures, considering its influence on benthic habitats features (Rowe et al. 1991, Danovaro et al. 1999, Rex et al. 2006).
All of the layers in this collection are provided on a consistent 0.1-degree grid, which covers -180 to 180E, 80S to 30S (Antarctica).
Each data layer is provided in netCDF and ArcInfo ASCII grid format. A png preview map of each is also provided.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -30.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guillaumot, C., Aguera, A. and Danis, B.
Dataset Title: Particulate carbon export flux layers
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-04-26
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-07-02
Stop Date: 2015-12-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 Kilometre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 10 Kilometre(s)
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Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 574 MB
Distribution Format: Net CDF, ASCII, Images
Fees: Free
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Contact Address:
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City: Bruxelles
Postal Code: 1050
Country: Belgium
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Danovaro R., Dinet A., Duineveld G. and Tselepides A. (1999), Benthic response to particulate fluxes in different trophic environments: a comparison between the Gulf of Lions-Catalan Sea (western-Mediterranean) and the Cretan Sea (eastern-Mediterranean)., Progress in Oceanography, 44, 1, 287-312
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-04-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11

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