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Title: Annual and monthly time series of estimated kelp spore dispersal times among ROMS cells in southern California, 1996 – 2006
These data describe the estimated dispersal duration of spores of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, among connectivity cells in a high-resolution, three-dimensional, spatiotemporally-explicit ocean circulation model (Regional Oceanic Modeling System, ROMS) in southern California, USA, for an 11-year period from the beginning of 1996 to the end of 2006. Asymmetrical and dynamic estimates of giant kelp spore dispersal durations connecting source and destination ROMS cells were estimated on monthly and annual timescales using minimum mean transit times.  more » « less
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