Challenge Question

What happens to primary production over a year?

Include Chlorophyll?

Select the second parameter:





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Your Objective

Look for patterns in how the chlorophyll-a concentration, colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), and/or optical backscatter data varies over a year in the Northern Pacific Ocean (Coastal Endurance Array).

Data Tip: Select another variable (in addition to the blue plotted Chlorophyll-a Concentration data) to explore the data in ways to investigate the different variables of primary production. Zoom in and out of the data to look at different time scales to investigate patterns across the year.

Interpretation and Analysis Questions

  1. How did the chlorophyll-a concentration vary over time? OR How did the CDOM vary over time? OR How did the optical backscatter vary over time?
  2. What is your evidence for the pattern, which you observed, in the data over time?
  3. What questions do you still have about patterns in primary production over time?

Background Information

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