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Data from: The SCOC database – a large, open and global database with sediment community oxygen consumption rates

Citation

Stratmann, Tanja et al. (2019), Data from: The SCOC database – a large, open and global database with sediment community oxygen consumption rates, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.25nd083

Abstract

Sediment community oxygen consumption (SCOC) rates provide important information about biogeochemical processes in marine sediments and the activity of benthic microorganisms and fauna. Therefore, several databases of sediment community oxygen consumption data have been compiled since the mid-1990s. However, these earlier databases contained much less data records and were not freely available. Additionally, the databases were not transparent in their selection procedure, so that other researchers could not assess the quality of the data. Here, we present the largest, best documented, and freely available database of SCOC data compiled to date. The database is comprised of 2,936 georeferenced SCOC records from 208 studies that were selected following the procedure for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Each data record states whether the oxygen consumption was measured ex situ or in situ, as total oxygen uptake or diffusive oxygen uptake, and which measurement device was used. The database will be curated and updated annually to secure and maintain an up-to-date global database of SCOC data.

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Indian Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Red Sea
Gulf of Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Black Sea
Mediterranean Sea