Challenge Question

What are patterns of primary production between inshore and offshore locations in the Ocean?

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Your Objective

Look for patterns in the "Chlorophyll-a Concentration" data from the inshore and offshore locations at each station in the Temperate Pacific Ocean (Coastal Endurance Array) and Atlantic Ocean (Coastal Pioneer Array).

Data Tip: Select the inshore and offshore locations for each Ocean to explore the data. Zoom in and out of the data to look at different time scales to investigate patterns across time.

Interpretation and Analysis Questions

  1. How did the chlorophyll-a concentration vary among the inshore and offshore locations?
  2. What is your evidence for the pattern, which you observed, in the data among the inshore and offshore locations?
  3. What questions do you still have about patterns in chlorophyll-a concentration among the inshore and offshore locations in the Ocean?

Background Information

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