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Sustained ocean observing for the next decade (GAIC2015)
14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
Sustained ocean observing for the next decade
A combined GO-SHIP/Argo/ IOCCP conference on physical and biogeochemical measurements of the water column
Dates: 14 – 18 September 2015
Location: Galway, Ireland
For further information: http://www.gaic2015.org
GEOTRACES Oral presentation:
4D3. Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace Elements in the Ocean: Current and future opportunities linking GEOTRACES to Argo and GO-SHIP
Peter CROOT1, Greg CUTTER2, Maeve LOHAN3 and Past and Present members of the GEOTRACES S&I Committee
1National University of Ireland, Galway; 2Old Dominion University; 3University of Plymouth
-> Friday, 18 September 2015 – 15h50-16h10.
Abstract: The international GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) program is focused on identifying the processes, and quantifying the fluxes, that control the distributions of key trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) in the ocean, and to establishing the sensitivity of these distributions to changing environmental conditions. The successful launch in 2014 of the GEOTRACES intermediate data product (IDP) (http://www.geotraces.org/dp/idp2014) was the first release of the global dataset for TEIs and provides a valuable resource for ocean researchers. In the absence of open ocean CRMs for seawater, quality control for the IDP2014 was achieved through community analysis of consensus samples (e.g. SAFe and GEOTRACES) by the GEOTRACES research community with oversight by the GEOTRACES Standards and Intercalibration Committee (S&IC). This presentation will provide an overview of the approaches used currently by the GEOTRACES S&IC in examining data quality and the potential for greater overlap with other programs such as GO-SHIP, IOCCP and Argo in the future for examining the role of TEIs in ocean biogeochemistry and climate.