Global sea-surface iodide observations, 1967–2018.

Chance, Rosie J., Tinel, Liselotte, Sherwen, Tomás , Baker, Alex R. , Bell, Thomas , Brindle, John, Campos, Maria Lucia A. M., Croot, Peter , Ducklow, Hugh, Peng, He, Hopkins, Frances , Hoogakker, Babette, Hughes, Claire, Jickells, Timothy D., Loades, David, Macaya, Dharma Andrea Reyes, Mahajan, Anoop S. , Malin, Gill, Phillips, Daniel , Roberts, Ieuan, Roy, Rajdeep, Sarkar, Amit, Sinha, Alok Kumar, Song, Xiuxian, Winkelbauer, Helge, Wuttig, Kathrin, Yang, Mingxi, Peng, Zhou and Carpenter, Lucy J. (2019) Global sea-surface iodide observations, 1967–2018. Open Access Scientific Data, 6 (1). Art.Nr. 286. DOI 10.1038/s41597-019-0288-y.

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The marine iodine cycle has significant impacts on air quality and atmospheric chemistry. Specifically, the reaction of iodide with ozone in the top few micrometres of the surface ocean is an important sink for tropospheric ozone (a pollutant gas) and the dominant source of reactive iodine to the atmosphere. Sea surface iodide parameterisations are now being implemented in air quality models, but these are currently a major source of uncertainty. Relatively little observational data is available to estimate the global surface iodide concentrations, and this data has not hitherto been openly available in a collated, digital form. Here we present all available sea surface (<20 m depth) iodide observations. The dataset includes values digitised from published manuscripts, published and unpublished data supplied directly by the originators, and data obtained from repositories. It contains 1342 data points, and spans latitudes from 70°S to 68°N, representing all major basins. The data may be used to model sea surface iodide concentrations or as a reference for future observations.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > SFB 754
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Publisher: Nature Research
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Projects: SFB754
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 09:14

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