The MAREDAT global database of high performance liquid chromatography marine pigment measurements

Type Article
Date 2013
Language English
Author(s) Peloquin J.1, Swan C.1, Gruber N.1, Vogt M.1, Claustre H.2, 3, Ras J.2, 3, Uitz J.2, 3, Barlow R.4, 5, Behrenfeld M.6, Bidigare R.7, Dierssen H.8, Ditullio G.9, Fernandez E.10, Gallienne C.11, Gibb S.12, Goericke R.13, Harding L.14, Head E.15, Holligan P.16, Hooker S.17, Karl D.7, Landry M.7, Letelier R.18, Llewellyn C. A.11, Lomas M.19, Lucas M.5, Mannino A.17, Marty J. -C.2, 3, Mitchell B. G.13, Muller-Karger F.20, Nelson N.21, O'Brien C.1, Prezelin B.22, Repeta D.23, Smith W. O., Jr.24, Smythe-Wright D.16, Stumpf R.25, Subramaniam A.26, Suzuki K.27, Trees C.28, Vernet M.13, Wasmund N.29, Wright S.30, 31
Affiliation(s) 1 : Swiss Fed Inst Technol, Inst Biogeochem & Pollutant Dynam, Environm Phys Grp, Zurich, Switzerland.
2 : CNRS, UMR7093, Lab Oceanog Villefranche, F-06230 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
3 : Univ Paris 06, UMR7093, Lab Oceanog Villefranche, F-06230 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
4 : Bayworld Ctr Res & Educ, ZA-8012 Cape Town, South Africa.
5 : Univ Cape Town, Marine Res Inst, ZA-7701 Cape Town, South Africa.
6 : Oregon State Univ, Dept Bot & Plant Pathol, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA.
7 : Univ Hawaii Manoa, Dept Oceanog, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA.
8 : Univ Connecticut, Dept Marine Sci, Groton, CT 06340 USA.
9 : Coll Charleston, Grice Marine Lab, Charleston, SC USA.
10 : Univ Vigo, Dept Ecoloxia & Biol Anim, Vigo 36310, Spain.
11 : Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth PL1 3DH, Devon, England.
12 : Univ Highlands & Isl, Environm Res Inst, Inverness, Scotland.
13 : Univ Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, San Diego, CA 92103 USA.
14 : Univ Maryland, Horn Point Lab, Cambridge, MD USA.
15 : Bedford Inst Oceanog, Ecosyst Res Div, Dartmouth, NS, Canada.
16 : Univ Southampton, Natl Oceanog Ctr, Ocean & Earth Sci, Southampton SO14 3ZH, Hants, England.
17 : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA.
18 : Oregon State Univ, Coll Ocean & Atmospher Sci, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA.
19 : Bermuda Inst Ocean Sci, St Georges GE 01, Bermuda.
20 : Univ S Florida, Coll Marine Sci, Inst Marine Remote Sensing IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA.
21 : Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Earth Res Inst, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA.
22 : Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Dept Ecol Evolut & Marine Biol, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA.
23 : Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
24 : Virginia Inst Marine Sci, Coll William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062 USA.
25 : NOAA, Natl Ocean Serv, Silver Spring, MD USA.
26 : Columbia Univ, Lamont Doherty Earth Observ, Palisades, NY USA.
27 : Hokkaido Univ, Environm Earth Sci, Sapporo, Hokkaido 0600810, Japan.
28 : NATO Undersea Res Ctr, La Spezia, Italy.
29 : Leibniz Inst Balt Sea Res, D-18119 Warnemunde, Germany.
30 : Australian Antarctic Div, Kingston, Tas 7050, Australia.
31 : Antarctic Climate & Ecosyst Cooperat Res Ctr, Kingston, Tas 7050, Australia.
Source Earth System Science Data (1866-3508) (Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh), 2013 , Vol. 5 , N. 1 , P. 109-123
DOI 10.5194/essd-5-109-2013
WOS© Times Cited 31
Abstract A global pigment database consisting of 35 634 pigment suites measured by high performance liquid chromatography was assembled in support of the MARine Ecosytem DATa (MAREDAT) initiative. These data originate from 136 field surveys within the global ocean, were solicited from investigators and databases, compiled, and then quality controlled. Nearly one quarter of the data originates from the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), with an additional 17% and 19% stemming from the US JGOFS and LTER programs, respectively. The MAREDAT pigment database provides high quality measurements of the major taxonomic pigments including chlorophylls a and b, 19'-butanoyloxyfucoxanthin, 19'-hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin, alloxanthin, divinyl chlorophyll a, fucoxanthin, lutein, peridinin, prasinoxanthin, violaxanthin and zeaxanthin, which may be used in varying combinations to estimate phytoplankton community composition. Quality control measures consisted of flagging samples that had a total chlorophyll a concentration of zero, had fewer than four reported accessory pigments, or exceeded two standard deviations of the log-linear regression of total chlorophyll a with total accessory pigment concentrations. We anticipate the MAREDAT pigment database to be of use in the marine ecology, remote sensing and ecological modeling communities, where it will support model validation and advance our global perspective on marine biodiversity. The original dataset together with quality control flags as well as the gridded MAREDAT pigment data may be downloaded from PANGAEA:
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Peloquin J., Swan C., Gruber N., Vogt M., Claustre H., Ras J., Uitz J., Barlow R., Behrenfeld M., Bidigare R., Dierssen H., Ditullio G., Fernandez E., Gallienne C., Gibb S., Goericke R., Harding L., Head E., Holligan P., Hooker S., Karl D., Landry M., Letelier R., Llewellyn C. A., Lomas M., Lucas M., Mannino A., Marty J. -C., Mitchell B. G., Muller-Karger F., Nelson N., O'Brien C., Prezelin B., Repeta D., Smith W. O., Jr., Smythe-Wright D., Stumpf R., Subramaniam A., Suzuki K., Trees C., Vernet M., Wasmund N., Wright S. (2013). The MAREDAT global database of high performance liquid chromatography marine pigment measurements. Earth System Science Data, 5(1), 109-123. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :