TABLE 1.

Median, range, and Spearman rank order correlation coefficients for Arctic wintertime sea-ice chemical and bacterial variables (n = 16) scaled to ice volume

Variable (U)aMedian (range)r value for the following cellsb:
TotalARCFLATT
DOC (mg of C liter−1)2.88 (1.37-69.2)0.590.500.540.55
POC (mg of C liter−1)0.265 (0.0226-28.4)0.83**0.70*0.570.72*
PON (mg of N liter−1)0.045 (0.0018-3.6)0.85**0.74**0.610.76**
PIM (mg liter−1)4.04 (0.400-1,090)0.91**0.87**0.75**0.85**
POM (mg liter−1)2.64 (0.00-124)0.71**0.72**0.520.69**
Total cells (104 ml−1)7.97 (1.60-301)0.89**0.73**0.91**
ARC (103 ml−1)1.97 (0.161-55.4)0.580.82**
FL cells (104 ml−1)4.23 (1.41-31.9)0.61
ATT cells (104 ml−1)2.53 (0.193-291)
  • a FL, free living; ATT, attached.

  • b *, P< 0.01; **, P < 0.001.