Longhurst Biogeographical Provinces

The dataset represents the division of the world oceans into provinces as defined by Longhurst (1995; 1998; 2006). The division has been based on the prevailing role of physical forcing as a regulator of phytoplankton distribution. The dataset contains the initial static boundaries developed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada.

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Last Updated July 26, 2022, 23:31 (PDT)
Created July 22, 2022, 01:45 (PDT)
Region Saint Helena
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 1995-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2022
Lineage Information on how the data was created available in: Reygondeau, Gabriel; Longhurst, Alan; Martinez, Elodie; Beaugrand, Gregory; Antoine, David; Maury, Olivier (2013). "Dynamic biogeochemical provinces in the global ocean" (PDF). Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27 (4): 1046–1058.  Bibcode:2013GBioC..27.1046R.  doi:10.1002/gbc.20089.  ISSN 0886-6236
West Longitude -179.9
South Latitude -89.9
East Longitude 179.9
North Latitude 89.9
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Longhurst, A.R. (2006). Ecological Geography of the Sea. 2nd Edition. Academic Press, San Diego, 560p. Data available from: http://www.marineregions.org/sources.php#longhurst
Data Format shape
Update Frequency unknown
Accuracy low
Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2022-06-22
Contact Consent Contact details hidden

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